There has been a lot of discussion about mold in recent years, with good reason. Mold is an insidious enemy, threatening the health of you and your family by lurking where it can’t be seen and making you very sick. Sick building syndrome is a real and serious threat to the health of your home. If left unchecked, it can have disastrous consequences. Mold testing and inspection in Calgary is the surest way to make certain that your home is safe and healthy.
Why is Mold Testing So Important?
The scariest thing about mold is that it can lurk in places you can’t see, releasing toxic spores into the air you breathe. Mold victims never realize there’s a problem until they’re sick and can’t find a good explanation for why. By then, you’ve become so sensitized to the mold that there can be real and lasting harm. Asthma, allergies, eye irritation, hair loss, and more have been attributed to mold exposure.
How Can I Know If I Need To Test for Mold?
If you have ever had any kind of water damage to your home or business, there is a very good chance that mold is present. Water damage can include leaks from broken pipes or roof damage, improper sealing around toilets, showers, and faucets, or sealing that has aged and cracked. Windows that have improper drainage or broken drain guards. Damaged flashing or clogged gutter spouts can also lead to leaks and water damage within your home.
Since Calgary has a seasonally humid climate, once a mold problem has been started, the conditions are right for it to continue growing unseen and unchecked in your home. Inadequate ventilation can also trap moisture and humidity from cooking, showering, and laundry inside your home, further exacerbating a mold problem.
If you suspect mold within your home, it is never too soon for mold inspection and testing in Calgary. Contact MoldPro Inc today to find out more.