Your home should make you feel safe and comfortable. However, there may be threats hiding below the surface that can harm your health and the safety of your house. Mold and mildew can be terrible for homeowners, but they’re often not noticed until they become significant issues. Our team at Patriot Home Inspections can help you find these issues early on with a thorough home inspection.
- Are Mold and Mildew the Same? Mold and mildew thrive in spaces where it’s damp, growing on walls, ceilings, and floors. While the two are a lot alike, there are some critical differences. Mold usually looks like black, green, or brown spots, while mildew is typically white or gray. Unfortunately, both release germs that can be bad for your health if you breathe them in. Long-term contact can cause several health problems, such as breathing problems, skin irritation, and allergies.
- How Can a Home Inspection Find Mold and Mildew? Our team uses the latest tools and techniques to see things the naked eye can’t, allowing us to fully assess your home. We also look for the source of moisture that the mold and mildew might be attracted to. Additionally, mold, mildew, and moisture problems can happen when ventilation and insulation aren’t good enough. We’ll inspect this as well to give you the details you need to remedy the situation.
- Identifying Structural Damage. You might not realize it, but all mold, mildew, and moisture can lead to significant damage to your home. If any are left untreated, they can weaken your home’s structure and require expensive repairs.
Mold and mildew are bad for your health and the structure of your home. A home inspection is a great way to find these problems and fix them before they get worse. Contact us today if you’re concerned about the condition of your home.