If you can see or smell mold in your home, chances are very likely that you have a mold problem. In many cases, the mold growing in your home is just a symptom of a bigger problem such as a build-up of moisture or inadequate ventilation which has allowed mold to begin growing in the home.
In order to locate the source of the mold, and fix the situation that created it, you may need to hire a company which specializes in mold remediation. There are a couple of things to keep in mind when searching for a mold specialist to come into your home. You’ll want to select a company that can supply certified mold remediators (CMR) and certified indoor environmentalists (CIE), so that you know that they have the knowledge, skills, training, and experience necessary to quickly handle any mold problem.
It’s not simply a matter of cleaning up the existing mold problem—you need an experienced technician who can determine when structural issues exist that may be causing mold problems (for example, leaking pipes, cracked foundations, inadequately ventilated crawlspaces, etc). They will be able to help you understand why mold was growing in your home and tell you how to prevent any future mold growth.
Mold exposure has been linked to allergies, headaches, nasal and sinus congestion, and many other medical problems. The health of your family is too important to leave to chance. Make sure you engage the services of a company that has experience in mold remediation, so that the issue can be resolved quickly and your home can be put back to normal.