3 Big Ways Mold Removal Services Can Make Your Life Better
Mold removal services include removing the mold, and all of the materials in your home the mold has invaded including: carpet, drywall, wood, etc. But did you know that mold removal services can also help you find water leaks, improve your home’s value, and improve your health? Keep reading to learn more!
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Mold Removal Services Can Help You Find And Fix Water Leaks
So, why do you want to prevent water damage to your home? Isn’t it just a matter of getting it dried out? Unfortunately, the answer is….No. Did you know that water leaks lead to mold? Especially those tiny leaks that are hard to detect in places you never think to look such as crawlspaces, behind or in cabinets, and under roofs.
When water invades your home, things like drywall, wood, and carpet are an excellent food source for that nasty, microscopic invader: mold. Mold can start growing in less than 48 hours! Water behind baseboards and cabinets, wet carpet tack strips, and other hard to reach areas are a ticking mold time bomb.
Even with fans going and mopping up the water, it may not be enough to prevent mold growth. You need professional help to keep mold from growing.
To learn more about how to prevent water damage check out our post: Top 6 Types of Water Damage and How to Avoid Them.
Why does it matter if mold grows in my home?
Mold can cause serious health problems from allergic reactions to mental health problems. Mold is an insidious, invisible predator in your home. It hides in places no one ever thinks to look like under cabinets, in crawl spaces, and behind furniture. People may spend weeks, months, and even years fighting illness, and never know what they are really fighting…mold. Many of our customers find us after a recommendation from their doctor, that they may in fact have a mold problem, and not just an illness. Keep reading to learn more about mold and your health!
Improve Your Home’s Value
Nobody wants to live in or buy a house with mold! You can improve your home’s value if you deal with a mold problem right away.
As a seller, a comprehensive mold and air quality inspection is an excellent way to put buyers’ minds at ease. Simply add a copy of the inspection and any remediation work to your disclosure statement. Having your home inspected for mold before putting it on the market is great for your real estate agent. It gives your agent another way to say why your home is the best for their buyers.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you are a buyer, you also need a comprehensive mold and air quality inspection. When you purchase a new home, a home inspection is part of the requirements. Did you know that home inspectors are not required to report mold? Some inspectors will tell you about what they find, but others keep quiet.
The reality is that you are about to sink the majority of your wealth into this single investment. You’re going to end up with a great home in a great part of town, without any equity to borrow against for unexpected repairs. You simply don’t know what is hiding on the other side of the drywall or just beneath the floorboards or right there in the crawlspace. Your home inspector doesn’t either.
Adding a comprehensive mold and air quality inspection to your due diligence package is such a small price to pay. We would go as far as to say, it is the single best thing you can do to protect your purchase.
To learn even more check out our post: Should I Get a Mold Inspection When Buying a Home?
Improve Your Health
If you or someone you love in your home is suffering from chronic allergies or cold-like symptoms that don’t seem to go away, the answer might reside in the actual integrity of the home structure. None of us like to see our spouses or our children deal with coughing, wheezing, sinus infections, poor sleep, or runny noses for months or years on end. Chronic allergies are no joke, people who suffer from them are miserable.
What if these allergies have nothing to do with the person, and everything to do with the environment? No, we’re not talking about the trees and the weeds in the yard. We’re talking about the unseen structure of your home, where mold can hide right under your nose.
When Mold is Worse Than Allergies
While mold is most often associated with allergies, mold is much more menacing than people know. While all molds have the potential to cause irritation and allergy symptoms, some molds can also cause much more dangerous health problems including: fungal poisoning and mental health problems.
Remember that the color of the mold is not what causes it to be dangerous. The danger is from mycotoxins: the dangerous substances the mold produces. You can learn more about mycotoxin poisoning in our article: When Mold Is Worse Than Allergies.
Nothing is more important than your health, which is why we often receive mold removal or remediation calls from families looking for some relief. We completely understand that you are doing everything you can to protect your family, which is why we take our professionalism extremely seriously.
To learn more about how mold can affect mental health check out our articles: Mold and Mycotoxins: Effects on the Brain and Nervous System in Adults and Effects of Mold on Children’s Health.
The Branch Difference
If you think you’ve got a real problem, you’re far better off with a thorough inspection like ours. At Branch Environmental, we analyze the symptoms to determine the root causes of your problem. We see each mold inspection as an in-depth investigation, not an opportunity to hand over a guess-based estimate of work. If you think you may need a mold inspection, get in touch with us, and we’ll get down to the source.
Call Branch Environmental. We’re experts not only at mold removal, but at determining and remediating the underlying causes. From hidden mold sources to major contaminants, we can identify exactly what is going on in your home and rid it of environmental toxins, often for good.
Branch Environmental – Because nobody should live or work in a building that makes them sick.
For more information go to:
- Top 10 Ways to Prevent Water Damage – Branch Environmental
- Should I Get a Mold Inspection When Buying a Home? – Branch Environmental
- Is mold damage covered by homeowners insurance? – Insurance.com
- Top 8 Reasons Why Clean Air Is More Important Than Ever – Branch Environmental
- Beyond Mold Inspections, Branch Delivers Mold Investigations – Branch Environmental
- 5 Expectations about Mold vs. Eye-Opening Reality – Branch Environmental
- Do You Have Mold? How to Choose Between a Paid or Free Mold Inspection – Branch Environmental
- Should I Get a Mold Inspection When Buying a Home? – Branch Environmental
- How Does Mold Affect Your Health? – Branch Environmental
- How Does Your Home Affect Your Allergies? – Branch Environmental
- When Mold Is Worse Than Allergies – Branch Environmental
- Mold and Mycotoxins: Effects on the Brain and Nervous System in Adults – Branch Environmental
- Effects of Mold on Children’s Health – Branch Environmental
- Tells You the Truth About Mold Air Sampling In The Next 60 Seconds – Branch Environmental
- Home Mold Remediation – Branch Environmental
- Home of 10,000 Leaks: Why Water Damage Leads To Mold – Branch Environmental
- How to Choose a Mold Removal Company – Branch Environmental