Mold Inspection and Testing Naples
Living in Naples, home owners need to be aware of the importance of mold inspection and mold testing to protect your property. As a coastal city, Naples is sometimes in the path of hurricanes that bring water damage and potential flooding. Even when not weather related, mold can thrive in our humid climate due to an unseen plumbing leak in your walls or cabinetry or even a roof leak. If you suspect the presence of mold, you should consider a mold inspection and mold testing of your Naples property. This becomes more important if you have family members with allergies or respiratory issues. Our highly trained and certified technicians can deal with mold problems caused by severe storms, flooding, plumbing leaks or even poor venting of a bathroom or laundry room.
What does Mold Smell Like?
The most common odor associated with mold is a musty or moldy odor. While some mold may have a less noticeable odor, there are certain compounds produced by mold that give off a stronger smell. That musty smell associated with mold is a compound known as microbial volatile organic compounds or mVOCs. This compound can affect a persons health if they are exposed to it over a period of time. If the musty odor is your home is also accompanied with symptoms such as headache, nausea, dizziness or feeling of fatigue, contact your local mold inspection and testing company.
Other Common Signs of Mold can Include:
- Discoloration or stains on walls, ceilings, or inside cabinetry. Mold can be black, green, brown, yellow or white. It can also take on a fuzzy appearance
- Damp walls or condensation
- Spotting on your ceilings could be an indication that you have a leaking roof or leaking pipes in your attic.
- You’ve identified leaks from your appliances, sinks, toilets or drains
- Any indications by you, members of your family and even your pets of the negative health symptoms outlined above
- Mold is something that should not betaken lightly and should be addressed as soon as possible. If you observe any of the following you should call Mr Dry to schedule a mold inspection and testing.
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What Are Some of the Harmful Health Effects of Mold?
There are different types of mold and some are more dangerous than others. But all molds should be treated as dangerous and eliminated. Black mold is considered very dangerous and can lead to major respiratory problems. The elderly and babies are particularly susceptible to health hazards caused by mold. Even pets suffer from the health hazards of mold. People with chronic respiratory conditions or those with weaker immune systems are extremely vulnerable. Here are some of the symptoms that would indicate you have a mold problem, even if you can’t see or smell it.
- Skin or eye irritation/blurred vision/tearing eyes
- Allergic reactions/skin rashes
- Migraines/headaches and joint pain
- Sinus congestion/asthma like symptoms/hacking cough
- General fatigue or feeling of weakness
- A metal taste in your mouth
- Body temperature swings
- Feeling disoriented or a feeling of memory loss
- Abdominal pain/bloating/diarrhea
Why You Should be Concerned About Mold
Mold can grow at a fast and rapid pace in a few short days after water damage occurs. When you can see signs of mold or smell the odor of mold you are dealing potentially with millions of mold spores. The negative effects of mold to the structure of your home are bad, but the health hazards associated with mold in your home or business are far more dangerous.
If you’ve experienced water damage of any kind, trying to deal with the aftermath by yourself may not be enough to avoid the harmful effects of mold growth. What would be a simple clean up job today could evolve in to a significant mold or structural problem in the months ahead if not identified and treated properly. DIY kits are not enough and are not as accurate as testing done by professionals. If you see some indication of mold it’s highly likely that there is mold in your property that you can’t see. And that’s why you need a professional.
Get the Facts on Mold
Be Safe – Contact Mr. Dry Services
Having mold issues in your home is something which should not be taken lightly. If you’ve discovered you have mold or just suspect you have a mold problem, don’t hesitate. Call or contact Mr Dry Services for mold inspection and testing of your Naples property. Our certified technicians will perform a reliable and accurate mold inspection and testing of your property. Should our inspection and testing detect mold in your home we can eliminate the problem and get your life and property back to normal.
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