If you suspect you have mold, getting it checked sooner rather than later is always in the best interests of a homeowner. Mold remediation services have a reputation for being expensive, but this is largely attributable to the fact that so many wait so long to have the problem dealt with. If you have any reason to suspect your home has a mold problem, read on to find out how getting you home inspected now can save you thousands.
Know Your Enemy!
Mold is a fungus, and like any fungus, it propagates via spores. Hundreds of millions of tiny little ‘seeds’ that float around your home, hoping to land in a spot has the right balance of conditions for fungus to flourish. When it comes to household mold, spores that land in dark, moist, inactive spaces take root, eventually releasing more spores that will lead to the infection of your entire home if not dealt with.
Household mold is not only hazardous to the health of your family, but also has a significant impact on the value of your property. Severe mold problems can create musty, disgusting air and cost tens of thousands of dollars to remedy if allowed to fester for long enough. Moldy homes require the immune systems of those living in them to consistently work overtime, meaning an increased frequency of sickness and generally lower energy levels.
Ignoring It Won’t Solve The Problem
Many Ottawa homeowners, when they become of a mold problem, will avoid calling professionals because they understand mold remediation to be an expensive service. While living in a musty home is not ideal, it’s better than spending tens of thousands fixing the problem. While it is true that professional mold removal can often be expensive, it is generally only in the case where mold problems have been allowed to fester and grow over long periods of time.
By calling First Response for a mold inspection as soon as you become aware of the possibility your home has mold, you are taking the best opportunity available to you to both fix your mold problem, and save money. When we are called by homeowners who call at the first sign of mold, generally it’s the case that the same agent who performs the inspection is capable of remedying the problem in a matter of hours. This saves you time, hassle, and money, as it sidesteps the requirement to book and pay for a team to come and remediate a mold infestation that has had the opportunity to take root and spread.
No matter what stage your possible mold problem may be in, its always better to call now as opposed to later. The more you wait, the worse the problem becomes, so get in touch with First Response for a mold inspection today!