Mold Inspection in Gainesville and Ocala, FL
ARE YOU BUYING A HOME OR PROPERTY?
Is there a musty smell in the building? Are there visible signs of water damage on the walls, ceiling, floor, or anywhere else? Has the home ever experienced a leaking basement, a roof leak, a plumbing leak, a sink or sewer back-up or overflow, a flood, or any other water problems?
DO YOU VISUALLY SEE MOLD?
Have a mold inspection to check for additional mold and the source of the mold problem. Also have the mold tested to determine if it is toxic or allergenic.
DO YOU SMELL MOLD OR MUST?
Again, trust your instinct, if it smells like mold, it probably is. Many times mold grows behind walls or in attics, crawlspaces, or basements and is not readily visible. Have a mold inspection to check for mold and the source of the mold problem. If mold is found, have it tested to identify and determine if it is cosmetic, allergenic, pathogenic, or toxic.
ARE THERE UNEXPLAINED HEALTH COMPLAINTS?
Your environment may be contributing to, or causing, your health problems. Have a mold inspection to find or rule out the possibility of mold. If mold is found, have tests done to identify and determine if it is toxic or allergenic. Have other environmental testing performed if necessary.
Mold has been around longer than man, so we have lived with mold throughout our existence. So, why all the attention to mold right now? Well, studies indicate mold is not only causing health issues to children, but pets and adults living in your home too.
Modern construction techniques have “tightened the envelope” of housing construction, thereby hindering the structures ability to breathe. This causes moisture to evaporate more slowly, which provides a breeding ground for mold mold since it thrives in moisture, warmth, and darkness. The use of insulation between studs, insulating sheets on the exterior under the siding, brick, and roofing material, as well as tighter seals in window and door units with insulating glass have all contributed to the reduction in energy usage, but the increase in mold growth in all types of buildings. We know and are fully aware of how this can impact you – don’t wait another minute – make sure you call us so we can help you assess the situation and help mitigate the problem.
The first step we take in mitigating the mold in a location is to fix the moisture source that gives rise to the mold growth. The next step is to remove or kill the mold with appropriate biocides, the final step is to clean up the infected area with strong solvents. If all the microscopic spores are not eliminated, mold can reoccur, so mitigation is in order.
We service all of Central Florida from Lake City to Ocala. Call Dreyer’s Restoration today, because seconds matter!
Dreyer’s Restoration offers mold inspection services for residential and commercial properties in Gainesville, Lake City, Palatka, and Ocala, Florida.