Mold. Just the very word conjures up the most unpleasant of thoughts. Fact is, mold is ubiquitous — and can be found almost anywhere both indoors and outdoors. These small, fungal organisms thrive on moisture, reproduce through spores and travel through the air. Mold is usually harmless when you’re exposed to small amounts of it — but when mold levels increase, so does the risk of damage to your health and home.
Here’s something that may surprise you: According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the levels of pollutants inside your home, such as bacteria and mold, maybe two to three times higher than outdoor levels. Indoor mold growth can be a health threat to your family and can also pose a risk to the walls in your home as well as the structure. In addition, airborne mold can be a hazard and is often more problematic than visible mold.
If you’re a homeowner in Westchester or Putnam County and have reason to believe you have mold or other indoor air quality concerns, call Robison about having a mold inspection done. Our on-staff certified inspector can test for high levels of mold in your home and work to eliminate (remediate) it.
How Do I Know if I Have a Mold Problem in My Home?
While mold spores are virtually everywhere, they don’t become a problem unless they settle and spread. Areas of your home with moisture or even high humidity (such as bathrooms, windows, laundry rooms, basements and even within the walls) are all prime targets for mold growth. It’s easy to spot — typically black or white or green — and it’s easy to smell, with a characteristic musty odor.
The danger of mold growth is that it can pose a hazard to your health, leading to respiratory conditions and allergic reactions. It can also cause structural damage to your home, causing permanently stained and weakened walls.
How Can I Eliminate the Threat of Mold in My Home?
A process known as remediation restores elevated mold spore levels to lower, non-harmful levels. The process is done by Robison professionals and involves cleaning the mold in addition to taking active steps to ensure all clusters of mold in your home do not grow back.
Think you have a mold problem? Now’s the time to call Robison and schedule a test by one of our certified professionals. Based on the results, we’ll recommend the best course of action to address it. For more information, call us today at (914) 730-5287 for an appointment.