Mold inspection on your home can prevent damages

A Property Manager’s Guide to Mold Inspection

Owning property can be an excellent way to add some value to your assets and help improve your overall credit. Managing the property you own requires time, money, and a certain level of dedication. Nothing can make a property manager’s life more difficult than discovering an issue in the home. Problems like mold can quickly turn into a headache for even the most experienced property managers. From mold inspection to mold remediation, there’s a lot to handle. With the right mold removal company by your side, however, everything can move swiftly and efficiently.

Signs of Mold

There are a few ways you can tell if your property has mold. Knowing there is an issue is the first step. The longer mold sits on your property, the more damage it can cause. Mold comes in a variety of species, and each can look and act differently. However, all molds will carry similar signs that can alert you to their presence.

Mold thrives in a wet environment. The first sign that you may have mold in your house is signs of water damage. Water damage could come in the form of visible discoloration in the walls or floors, peeling or bubbling wallpaper, or active flooding. The other most common sign of mold is the smell. Despite their differences, nearly every mold species produces a musty scent. If you or your renters notice an odd smell, mold is a likely culprit.

Mold Inspection

Once you suspect mold, it’s time to call in the professionals. It is never recommended for property owners to investigate or remove the mold on their own. Mold is highly toxic and can cause infections if not handled properly. A mold removal technician will be trained in safely handling mold and can take care of it for you.

Mold inspection begins with identification. Depending on where the mold is, your technician will have to create an access point to it. If the mold is behind your walls, this typically consists of drilling a small hole in order to reach the affected area. A visual analysis is often enough to determine the kind of mold you have. However, some more extreme cases may require the technician to take a small sample for study.

Once the mold is properly identified, the technician will then survey the damage and give you a full report of where the mold is, the most likely cause of the mold (which usually indicates a need for additional repairs, such as fixing a leaky pipe) and an estimate to safely remove the mold from your property.

Discovering mold on your property is never easy. But with HS Restoration, you can have a trained and certified mold inspection and removal technician on your side. You can call us any time at 609-975-0696. Our phone lines are open 24/7 to respond to any emergency mold situation.