South Florida Home Inspectors

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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Find South Florida Home Inspectors

If someone in your home or business is complaining of allergy symptoms all the time, or if you detect a dank, must odor, or even if you see evidence of a mold infestation, you should obtain the services of South Florida home inspectors. Look for a company online that is a member of one or more professional organizations that provide training and monitoring of such companies. Whichever company you choose, however, you should note that there may be a conflict of interest or the potential for a scam if the contractor does both the detection and the remediation of the problem.

A certified home inspector will conduct a professional investigation of your property to determine whether you have a mold problem. This will include getting the details about why you suspect an infestation in the first place. It will also include a visual and scientific inspection and, possibly, even taking samples in suspicious areas and sending the samples to a microbiology lab. Finally, you should receive a detailed report of the inspector's findings as well as recommendations for addressing the problem.

Mold in South Florida

South Florida is a sub-tropical climate and, as such, is an area containing high levels of moisture. Moisture is the final one of the four conditions that create an environment conducive to the growth of mold. Mold spores, a food source for the mold, the proper temperature, and moisture are all required for mold to become a problem. It can grow and live in your home or business anywhere moisture has intruded.

You may find mold near old roof leaks, in bathrooms, near appliances that produce moisture of any kind, in areas where there is a lot of vegetation, and even under your carpet. South Florida home inspectors are trained to find toxic mold, black mold, and mold damage. Studies are still under way to determine if mold can be more toxic to humans and animals than previously thought. If you suspect that you have a mold problem, you should take steps immediately to reduce or eliminate it, and a mold inspection is the first step in doing so.


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