Why Check for Mold?
Is mold the next asbestos? Is mold really dangerous?
In recent years, mold and mildew have been widely publicized. The media has alerted Americans to the possible health risks of certain types of mold. Local and national news, television and radio talk shows, and the Internet have all contributed to the growing fear of mold and mildew. Scientists and doctors have weighed in on the potential health hazards of mold.
While there are many legitimate cases, perhaps the mold scare has become a bit overblown.
The newest mantra for the legal profession is “There is gold in mold.” Legal experts debate the liability of homeowners, landlords, tenants and builders. Attorneys train other attorneys in how to sue and how to defend mold claims.
Many mold inspection companies will alarm you, because they are also in the business of mold remediation. There are, in fact, many ways to temper or “cook” mold tests.
It’s easy to understand why many property owners just want the problem to go away, pretending mold simply doesn’t exist or isn’t really harmful. But ignoring mold could grow into a bigger health or legal issue.
Landlords should especially be aware of protecting themselves from negligence. Owners have the right to inspect rental units on a regular basis. Since mold needs moisture to grow, take immediate action when some type of water damage has occurred.
In the cases where mold is detected, our inspection and lab tests will determine what kind of mold exists. Our inspection report will always include our best recommendation on how to proceed.