Mold can be found anywhere excess moisture is present – in both new and old properties of every kind. And while many mold spores can be harmless, others have been linked to a host of health problems from sinus infection and allergies, to respiratory problems such as asthma, to serious central nervous system disorders.
Most inspections are conducted to identify, characterize, and assess mold hazards and determine if remedial action is needed. Red flags that signal the presence of mold include:
- Visible mold growth
- Musty odors
- Water stains and leaks
- Dry rot, mildew or fungi
- Condensation on windows and sills
- Standing water at, near or below the building