If you recently closed on your home, mold remediation might not be on your mind — but should it be?
If you unexpectedly discover an infestation while you’re moving in, you’ll need to take quick action. But what if you don’t notice a problem until your family starts to have a negative reaction?
If you didn’t have mold inspection and testing done before you closed on your northern Utah home, consider bringing in a mold-removal expert before you move your family in — especially if you will have young children, older relatives or an expectant mother living in the house.
In the Salt Lake City area and all along the Wasatch Front, many homeowners experience flooding. Even with quick remediation and restoration, this can lead to the growth of mold spores. In other cases, sinks, pipes and fixtures can leak inside cabinets or within the walls, leading to mold growth that you may never see.
Although the majority of home sellers are transparent and honest about problems with the property, everyone knows that mold will send most potential buyers running for the hills. Consequently, they may try to clean up mold themselves, hoping buyers don’t notice.
Once you move in, your family could begin exhibiting signs of mold allergies. But if you haven’t considered the possibility, you may believe the family has simply caught a cold.
The only way to know for sure is to bring in a mold remediation expert to conduct air and surface testing.
Not all strains of mold cause negative health consequences, but many do — especially the dreaded black mold. The dangers of mold in your Utah home can be significant, and as medical research demonstrates, mold spores can cause severe and potentially life-threatening health problems.
Knowing this, it’s understandable that you may question whether remediation can truly address the problem.
The good news is that, when done by an experienced professional mold remediation and restoration contractor, this problem can be rectified so your indoor air is safe and healthy.
Before you decide on a restoration contractor, consider the importance of keeping your new home safe and comfortable for your family and invited guests.
Look for a contractor that is not only licensed in the state of Utah, but certified for mold removal. Also look for a Utah restoration contractor that holds an Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). For certification, the IICRC requires the contractor to meet exacting standards of training and experience as well as demonstrate their competencies with a comprehensive exam.
In Murray and throughout the Salt Lake City area, AAA Restoration provides expert disaster restoration, water damage remediation, biohazard cleanup and related services. Contact us today to learn more about how we can make your Utah home safer and healthier with mold remediation and testing services.