How To Get a Reliable Mold Inspection

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A home mold infestation could be the real cause of what you think is a cold that won't go away or a seasonal allergy that isn't seasonal. Many people are allergic to mold. Mold can do a lot of damage to your health and home if it is left to grow unchecked. You may save a lot of money and grief by having occasional mold inspections done.

The difficulty is in being sure you get an honest mold inspection company to do the job. The mold inspection company should be both qualified to do the job and have a record of honest dealing. You should be provided with a professional mold inspection report that shows where mold has been found and provides recommendations on how to combat and prevent mold in these areas.

The lowest price is not typically the best factor to use in choosing the right company. Look carefully at qualifications. Look more carefully at other factors, such as what reports have been filed with the Better Business Bureau. Ask whether or not the inspector receives a commission, if you pay for mold removal services. You don't want an inspector who is financially motivated to say you have mold. You may even want to choose a mold inspector who doesn't provide mold removal services, if you can find one.

If you find you have many options available, you may be able to find one that uses some of the best technology on the market to find and identify mold and areas likely to be infected. Moisture meters, particle counters, and thermal cameras are some of the latest tools available. Some inspectors even employ dogs trained in mold detection.

Don't be afraid to ask what will be inspected and what are the most common problem areas. A good inspector will inspect everything from the basement to the attic, including are ducts. He will be generally knowledgeable about mold and mold inspection procedures.

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