Mold issues in your home can cause significant health problems if you do not resolve them immediately. While mold affects everyone to some degree, children and elderly adults are more susceptible to respiratory issues from prolonged exposure to mold. Keep in mind that mold spores are a type of bacteria and can rapidly multiply themselves under the right conditions. Mold usually will grow in areas of the home such as your basement, kitchen and bathrooms. In certain rare cases, you may even have mold issues growing behind your drywall. This is the most dangerous and expensive type of mold to fix. This can sometimes be caused by water leaks in your roof.
You may want to try checking on website classified ads if you need help finding a mold removal company. Be very careful if you’re going use websites such as Craigslist to find a mold removal specialist. Finding a mold removal specialist from craigslist can be very risky if you happen to find someone who is a fly by night company.
This type of activity usually occurs after large disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, when contractors are often fighting with con artists for new business. Always ask for references and a copy of their liability insurance policy before you commit to using any mold removal firm. You may want to make sure that you speak with at least 3 to 5 different companies before finalizing your choice. You can also check with the Better Business Bureau and make sure that there are no issues with the mold removal company you are interested in working with.
People who live in apartment buildings may have a harder time dealer with mold, if landlords are not cooperative. In some cases unscrupulous landlords may try to rent out apartments even though they knowingly have mold issues. If you are potentially renting an apartment, you may want to consider purchasing a home test kit for mold.