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  • It only takes 1 – 2 days for mold to begin to grow.
  • The number one ingredient needed for growth is moisture.
  • If untreated – mold will continue to grow …. and grow.
  • Inhalation is the primary way that people are exposed to mold.
  • Mold’s purpose is to breakdown dead organic material – so easier stated it means it feeds within your home on common things such as wood, paper (cardboard, wallpapers, leather and upholstery), grout, painted walls, cement, plaster (drywall) ceiling tiles, insulation and carpet.
  • Indoor mold can cause harmful indoor air quality which then causes many health-related symptoms.
  • Water damage in homes (big or small – seen or hidden) is the fastest way to mold growth.
  • You are not alone if you do NOT know you have mold in your home.
  • If you are not aware of any leaks or water issues, the first sign may be a smell that is musty or like wet socks.
  • Common areas for mold growth: bathrooms, kitchen, ceilings, walls, basements, closets and crawl spaces.
  • Health issues can come from both live AND dead mold spores.
  • You may be having health issues and have been mis-diagnosed or mis-treated by your physician when in fact, mold may be the culprit.
  • Approximately 28 percent of the population have genes that make them highly susceptible to mold-related health issues.
  • Ventilation in your home is very important. Always use ventilation fans in bathrooms and kitchens.
  • If possible, keep humidity below 50% by using air conditioning or a dehumidifier.
  • By performing both mold and air quality tests by a certified mold inspector, you are providing the best defense to give your family a safe environment and peace of mind.

At Coastal Air Assessments, we work our way from the outside in, first identifying potential issues at the exterior of the home that could be causing poor air quality inside the home. Our Mold Assessments and Air Sampling Tests are timely, accurate, and a true asset for Florida homeowners. Contact us today for your free consultation.