America's Home Inspection Professionals offers
mold and indoor air quality (IAQ) assessment reports for Cypress, Houston, Katy and surrounding areas.
Molds are part of the
natural environment and are simple, microscopic organisms whose purpose
break down dead materials. Molds can be found on plants, dry leaves and
about every other organic
material. Mold spores are lightweight and are spread by air currents. If
spores land on a suitable surface,
they will begin to grow. In order to thrive, mold requires four things
to grow. They are: Water, Organic
materials, Oxygen, and an Optimum temperature (between 40 and 90 degree
F). Mold growth is often
seen as a discoloration and can grow in several different colors. The
most common are white,
orange, pink, blue, green, black, or brown.
To stop the growth of mold,
it is important to first and foremost, find and stop the water/moisture
concern! Mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present. Indoor
mold can and should be prevented
or controlled by controlling moisture. Look for evidence of water
penetrating the house by locating
water stains or moist areas and FIX the water source! Look at your
plumbing system for any leaks.
Common leaks may be caused by a damaged toilet seal or from an original
sink or bath tub drain.
Also check out your HVAC systemsí condensation lines for any leaks or if
properly insulated to prevent water dripping from the lines themselves.
Remember to always, always,
always vent your clothes dryer outside! Clean your gutters regularly and
install bathroom vent fans if
your home was not equipped with them originally.
Do you know what's in your
home? Let us test the air and provide a written report complete with