Mold Inspection and Testing Sanibel Island

For mold inspection & testing in Sanibel Island, Florida call the experts at Mr Dry Services.  Whether you’re concerned about your current home or you’re considering a new home purchase, it’s a great idea to have a mold inspection or mold test done.  Mold can occur in homes that have faced water damage, flooding, plumbing leaks, roof leaks and more.  Sanibel Island has sustained serious damage and flooding due to severe weather such as hurricanes.  Don’t let a mold problem go unnoticed. Contact the professionals at Mr. Dry Services today for mold inspection and testing in Sanibel Island.

Causes of Mold and How to Prevent It

While we all know that food can become moldy when not put into the refrigerator or if it has expired, mold growth in a home is caused from different sources.  The most common cause for a home to experience mold growth is moisture.  Moisture is the ideal breeding ground for mold to grow.  This is why if your home has faced water damage or flooding it is important to have the area cleaned and dried out as quickly as possible.  Surface that are left are left wet or damp can experience mold growth in as little as 24-48 hours.  Indoor humidity from can also be a cause of mold growth.  You can reduce the humidity in your home by up to 30-60% ensuring your bathrooms are properly ventilated and by using exhaust fans whenever cooking, dish washing, and cleaning.

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Signs That You May Have Mold in Your Home

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.

    • 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
    • You notice a musty or unusual odor in your home
    • 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

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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.

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 Sanibel Island 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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