Mold Growth in Your Home
Discovering mold in your own home can be difficult to swallow, especially since it is commonly associated with uncleanliness. ASAP Restoration wants to assure you that mold is common across the United States. A moist and humid environment can easily prompt mold growth anywhere in your home. The first step in getting it under control is our mold inspection and testing services.
Mold is a part of the fungi family, which helps break down plant and animal matter. It releases microscopic spores into the air, which can be found in every building. They can enter through the HVAC system, windows, doors, on pets or clothing, and other openings in the home. Mold is capable of taking root on most materials, including wood, drywall, paper, and fabrics.
In order for mold spores to grow, it needs moisture. Mold prefers humid spaces with little to no sunlight. With that said, the most common areas mold is discovered in the following:
- Crawl spaces
- Underneath sinks
- Around AC units
- Underneath carpet
While mold can appear almost anywhere in your home, places with a lot of moisture will likely be the most prominent places for mold growth. Also, be sure to check behind appliances that use water, such as your dishwasher, refrigerator, hot water heater, toilet, and bathtub or shower.
24/7 Mold Inspection & Testing
It is essential you remove mold as soon as possible from your home. The longer you don’t address it, the worse it can get. When you discover mold in your home, give ASAP Restoration a call. We are available at all hours of the day and night. We’ll thoroughly inspect and test the mold to determine the right course of action.
Why Choose Mold Testing
You may rather have our team remediate the mold as soon as possible rather than test it. We understand your urgency, but the testing phase is important for a couple of different reasons. One essential reason for mold testing is for those who cannot visually see mold growth in their home. You may experience a foul odor, which is a common sign of mold. Testing can identify the species and determine how extensive the problem is if you can’t see the mold. Another reason is to ensure your health is not at risk of mold. Some mold species are toxic, which can drastically affect those who are regularly exposed. Testing the mold will help those exposed receive proper medical attention.