Purchasing a home
If you are purchasing a home, always have a certified and qualified inspector perform a thorough inspection. We can recomend an inspector.
What you should look for or "Red Flags"
- Take note of any unusual smells or odors.
- Look for water stains or discoloration on the ceilings, walls, floors and window sills.
- Look around and under sinks for standing water, water stains and mold
- Check for water standing in air conditioning or refrigerator drip pans.
- Ask about any water leaks in the past and what was done to repair damage.
- Check absorbant materials such as ceiling tiles.
- Look for condensation on cold surfaces (IE windows, pipping, exterior walls, roof or floors).
- Look carefully if there is carpeting in bathrooms, utility rooms or basements for signs of moisture and or water damage
Mold can form on most common surfaces and products (ceiling tiles, carpet, tile, drywall, insulation, etc.) if they remain wet for 24 to 48 hours. Prolonged exposure to moisture (pipe leaks, construction defects, flooding, etc) will allow the mold to reproduce until it becomes a potentially serious threat to human health. It has been found that immune compromised adults and children may experience irreversible long term health effects from certain mold contaminants.
Exposure to mold can have serious health & financial impacts. We have the experience & professionalism to minimize those impacts. Mold issues can be handled in a professional & safe manner regardless of the size of the project.
Documented health problems related to mold exposure include:
Act Quickly to Minimize Potential Exposure
When a mold problem has been identified, act quickly to minimize potential exposure. Building occupants and homeowners are becoming increasingly aware of the adverse health implications of mold contamination. Building owners, facility managers and insurance companies that neglect to address or remediate mold contamination face potential liabilities. Northeast Inspection Corporation can:
- Reduce YOUR legal liabilities
- Protect YOUR property and investment
- Protect YOUR family a employees
Remediation and Clean Up
As stated above, all we do is testing. Only a certified mold remediation company.should perform this work. We can refer companies we have worked with in the past. Further, we encourage you to get more than one estimate for the clean up. As part of our services, we offer analysis of the "scope of work" the remediation company has suggested. Many times, a customer flips to the last page of the estimate and looks at price. This could be a huge mistake because there is a reason that company has offered a low price. In our experience when this happens, the company offering the lowest price has taken short cuts. Or, has a disclosure there could be up charges or change orders as the work is performed.
Doing the clean up yourself
We do not recommend cleaning mold up yourself. What may appear to be a small amount of mold may be the tip of the iceberg. Many jobs that could have been simple have become large because of improper procedures or personnel disturbing the mold. This could result in mold spores becoming airborne and spread throughout the remainder of the building or home.