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Treating and preventing mold can be a lot less daunting when you know exactly what you’re dealing with. Lisa and her team of experts are here to provide the facts and answers you need to start enjoying a cleaner, healthier home.

While mold levels in homes depend largely on the surrounding environment and the types of building materials used, no home is completely mold-resistant; however, the key to a healthy space is to keep mold levels as low as possible. That’s where we come in. We use environmentally friendly methods to remove as much mold as possible as often as possible, so that the trace amounts that naturally occur in every house do not become a health hazard.

There are over 100,000 different species of mold, but not all of them are considered toxic. In fact, not even all black molds are hazardous. We are here to help you recognize and treat common household species that can pose serious health risks.

Some people are naturally less sensitive to mold than others; therefore, it isn’t uncommon to see mold before you smell it. If you or another member of your household suspects that there may be mold in the home for any reason, you should call a specialist as soon as possible.

Regardless of the species, mold typically has a “fuzzy” appearance and often causes allergic reactions such as coughing or watery eyes. If you notice rust, warping of wood and drywall, chipping paint, or high levels of condensation, it’s likely that you have moisture buildup, which usually means mold.

There are DIY kits available to test for mold in the home. However, calling a professional mold remediator is always a more reliable solution. We have the technology to pinpoint the exact source of mold growth and check the moisture levels in your air and insulation.

Mold removal service is covered by homeowner’s insurance policies that already cover the source of the mold (usually water damage).

Unfortunately, painting over mold will only exacerbate the issue. If you spot mold in your home, it is essential to get it treated by a professional as soon as possible to prevent further growth.

Allergic reactions such as itchy or watery eyes, chronic coughing, and respiratory irritation are all common. Exposure to certain species of mold can lead to more serious issues, such as skin infections or hay fever.

Mild exposure to trace amounts of mold will not typically cause health issues. (Do keep in mind that certain individuals are more sensitive to mold than others; those who are allergic will, of course, experience stronger symptoms after mild exposure.) Prolonged exposure to large areas of mold, however, can cause long-term health complications.

200-500 mold spores in the air is usually considered an acceptable/non-hazardous level. It’s always best to hire a professional mold remediation company to test the levels of mold in the air.

Mold tends to grow and thrive in areas of the home that are prone to heavy moisture buildup, such as bathtubs and showers, refrigerators, windowsills, sinks, vents, and pipes. Controlling the moisture level in your home is essential to prevent mold growth.

Yes. Homes that were flipped are often empty for long periods of time, which means it is likely for moisture, and thus mold, to build up inside these properties. Another thing to be aware of is that some flippers only make cosmetic updates to the property, so even if everything in the home appears new, there could be hidden moisture damage beneath the surface.

Most home inspectors will check thoroughly for signs of water damage that may indicate the presence of mold. You can also ask the seller directly to disclose this information.

Typically, older buildings are more susceptible to mold growth; however, this doesn’t mean that newer properties are completely mold-resistant. It is always a good idea to check for the presence of mold in any home you are purchasing, regardless of age.

If this is the case, it is perfectly acceptable to walk away from the deal, especially if a member of your family has asthma or other pre-existing respiratory issues. However, if you are still interested in purchasing the home, you can negotiate a lower asking price.

While Florida state law does not require sellers to disclose mold contamination in writing, the laws that govern rental properties are stricter. Tenants can try to recover damages from landlords, and if the court finds that the mold growth was a result of the landlord’s negligence to maintain the property, they may have to pay a hefty fine.

It is important to take measures to control the moisture levels in your home in order to prevent mold from returning. We recommend investing in ventilation equipment such as dehumidifiers. You should also regularly clean moisture-prone rooms such as bathrooms with mold-killing products such as bleach or hydrogen peroxide.

Because of natural weather fluctuations, it’s a good idea to get your air quality tested at least once a year. To make absolutely certain that you’re breathing pure air year-round, you may want to test your air quality several times a year. It is always important to test indoor air quality after a major renovation project, as new contaminants can be introduced during the process. At Complete Mold Remediation, we are happy to provide honest, reliable air quality testing services at an affordable price.