Real Estate Expert Craig Summers Tells You About Mold A Common Health Problem Which Can Affect Homeowners.
When you check out homes you should naturally take a look at the building itself and carefully examine it. However, certain things such as mold, can often be undetectable to the naked eye.
Homeowners in any area can have problems with mold and mildew. A lot of homeowners think that they would not be affected by these problems as they do not have moisture in their homes. In a lot of cases, the problem occurs in an area that is hidden from view. If it is not addressed quickly it can rapidly spread and become a major headache for the homeowner. In order for mold and mildew to grow, there needs to be a constant presence of moisture in the area.
Molds grow by digesting moisture and produce microscopic spores which are undetectable in the air until they land on a damp area and start to grow. While there are no ways that will guarantee that your house is going to be completely free of mold, you can control the moisture levels to prevent an infestation of mold.
The problems posed by mold and mildew are not all about affecting your home’s structure. It can also affect the health of the occupants, particularly children and senior citizens. It can also be especially dangerous to people who have breathing related illnesses such as asthma.
It is important to act immediately in the event that you discover a leak in your home. Repairs should be performed within 2 days at the most in order to prevent the growth and spread of mold. Any areas that are infested should go through a thorough cleaning with either a special detergent or simply bleach and water.
Make sure that you dry up all the water used during cleaning once the area was completely scrubbed of any mold. However, if some material was damaged so badly that it cannot be cleaned, it should then be replaced. If you have a serious problem with mold in your home, don’t hesitate to call a professional. There are companies which specialize in removing mold and preventing it from reappearing in your home again.
If you want more information on how to better protect yourself when buying a home, contact local real estate expert Craig Summers with Atlanta Northwest Realty’s Paulding & Polk Team at 404 374 1620 today!
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