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Mold Testing and Mold Testing Company
Remember that mold prevention and remediation are important aspects of maintaining
a healthy living environment. By staying informed and taking proactive measures,
you can minimize the risk of mold-related problems in your new home in South Florida.
Mold Presence in South Florida:
South Florida’s warm and humid climate provides an ideal environment for mold growth. High humidity levels and frequent rain can contribute to mold issues in homes, especially if proper ventilation and moisture control measures are not in place.
Prevention is Key:
Preventing mold growth is crucial. Ensure good ventilation, control indoor humidity levels
(ideally between 30% and 50%), fix any leaks promptly, and use exhaust fans in bathrooms
and kitchens to reduce moisture accumulation.
Before moving into a new home, it’s advisable to have a professional mold inspection.
Hire a licensed mold inspector to assess the property’s condition and identify any existing
mold problems. They can also offer recommendations for remediation if needed.
Our main goal is to protect you and your family by identifying the safety of your residential property.
We are considered one of the top-rated companies for air quality testing services in Florida. Buying a new home? Amazing! Now the first thing you should have in mind (and in your budget) is a residential inspection. That way, potential problems are identified and corrected. An inspection for mold or mold-related problems should be included in the inspection. Homes come with many variables, especially when purchasing one that may have many unknown issues.
Once the inspection is complete, ask the inspector if any mold or potential issues were identified. That information should be detailed in the official report. This is important because some inspectors will not list issues about mold as a way of avoiding liability. In addition to an inspection, request a seller’s full disclosure covering any mold problems that are not visible. If the seller does not want to provide full disclosure, you can always have a mold-related contingency added to your offer.
If you are not in the buying market but instead are looking to rent, you should investigate and get advice on different issues regarding the property. For example:
Noticing pre-existing damages: Like the ones caused by water or any other type of situation that can lead to mold.
Dirty A/C system: This condition can cause dust accumulation around the ceiling or the A/C vents.
Leasing signing protection: Be aware of the scams. Get tenant insurance and ask for a walk-through inspection, read the lease agreement, understand notices and eviction terms, leave a paper trail, and discuss a lease-breaking in case of an environmental hazard.
If no disclosure was provided nor a contingency offer made, and you suspect a mold problem after settling into your home. You should hire a professional mold testing company on your own.
Under Florida landlord-tenant laws, mold resulting from a tenant’s carelessness qualifies as excessive property damage. This means that the landlord will be able to deduct the cleaning costs from the security deposit when they move out. Have in consideration that It’s their responsibility to fix health-related issues, and promote a healthy living environment.
For these and many other reasons, we step in to help put things into perspective about what you’re getting into financially and most importantly, your safety. ETA is with you every step of the way.
ETA provides Residential Inspection services in South Florida
Exposure to mold can cause health effects in some people. Mold spores are always found in the air we breathe, but extensive mold contamination may cause health problems.
There are very few reports that toxigenic molds found inside homes can cause unique or rare health conditions such as pulmonary hemorrhage or memory loss.
Mold problems will not go away unless moisture problems are fixed.
Mold risk increases in cold apartment
By breathing in a lot of these mould spores you can develop a variety of health conditions for your lungs such as Hay fever, Sleep apnea, severe coughing, Asthma, and various pulmonary infections.
Mold inside walls often stays within the walls. But when it does migrate to the drywall paper, wallpaper, paint, or baseboards, it appears in patchy clusters of small spots.
Every house, every environment has mold spores.