Mold is not always immediately visible, nor does it always pose a health risk right away. As such, if you suspect you may have a mold problem—however small it may be—you’re likely to be tempted to ignore it for now. But doing so can only cause the problem to become worse.
One of the most important factors to consider when it comes to mold is that no form of mold is healthy. Some strains are more toxic than others, but to keep a truly healthy household, you don’t want any present. The most common cause of mold buildup is excess moisture and relative humidity levels above 60% for an extended period of time. Do you really need to schedule a mold assessment though if you have these risk factors?
Why is Mold Such a Problem?
Molds of all variety can create and exacerbate symptoms in those members of your household who suffer from allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues. Simply inhaling mold spores can cause a dangerous reaction in even the healthiest individual. Prolonged exposure to the mold can irritate your eyes, lungs, skin, and throat.
In addition to your health, mold can impact your house, FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) estimates that mold growth can occur in less than 24 hours in the right conditions, and the removal of it can be costly if it’s not found right away. A professional mold assessment from our team will ensure that any and all mold sources—even hidden ones—will be discovered.
A Professional Assessment
Unfortunately, there are scammers out there who will conduct “free” assessments. These individuals are often unlicensed and don’t have the qualifications necessary to truly pinpoint the problem areas in your home. You need a team of professionals that will focus on finding the root of the problem to reduce the chance of mold growth occurring again—our team is the one to call.
Envirotech Air Quality Services is one of the very few HVAC companies throughout south Florida who are licensed mold assessors. Contact us today for your Lake Worth, FL mold assessment.