We all know that summer is always great in Illinois. But living in Palatine IL also means having pretty hot and humid weather for most of the year, and extratropical cyclones during the cold months.
With these extreme weather conditions with no in-betweens, it may pose the biggest threat to the conditions of your home resulting in extensive damage over time if no immediate action takes place. Spyglass Home Inspection in Palatine IL offers Residential Inspection, Pre-listing Inspection, New Construction Inspection, Commercial Property Inspection, Radon Testing, and Mold Inspection. We specialize in quality inspection because we understand how extreme weather conditions can affect the overall structural integrity of your home.
Spyglass home inspection in Palatine IL aims to provide the best inspection service that will give clients the peace of mind they highly deserve. One of the much-needed services is Palatine, IL Mold Inspection. How and Why is Mold Inspection necessary? There are two good reasons why.
- Weather can damage the materials of your home and both humid and cold weather can dampen and create moisture on any surface. No home is exempt from this.
- Moist surfaces are breeding grounds of mold and mildew. Mold and mildew are considered air pollutants and when the spores are inhaled can lead to serious illnesses especially to people with high sensitivity to allergens and pollutants. Imagine not being able to safely breathe inside your home.
So, what happens during Mold Inspection? The main goal is to detect any presence of pollutants that may be lurking within your home. This can include Carbon Monoxide, Black Mold, Asbestos, Mold and Mildew.
In this article, let’s talk about black mold and mildew because these are among the most common problems following the cold weather or summer heat.
- Black Mold is a type of fungus that is very green or dark with a distinct musty, damp, or mildew smell. Most of the time it is found in soil and grain but is most often detected in cellulose-rich materials from damp or water-damaged buildings. Exposure to high levels of black mold can cause chronic coughing, sneezing, irritation of the eyes, chronic fatigue and persistent headaches which are all symptoms of black mold poisoning. In extreme levels, too much exposure for a prolonged period can shut down your organs. incapacitate your immune system, damage your brain, and in worse cases ultimately result in death.
- Mildew is a type of surface fungi that can be identified as patches of gray or white fungus on moist surface areas. Mildew can be easily treated and cleaned but there is still no type of mold that is safe when inhaled. Touching or inhaling mildew can lead to serious health problems for both allergic and non-allergic people. Regardless if the spores are dead or alive, mildew can still cause throat irritation, nasal congestion, sneezing, bloody noses, headache, watery eyes, fatigue, and asthma.
The above mentioned are just two of the many pollutants that need to be tested in your home. As the saying goes, “There is nothing more important than a good, secure, safe home.” Home Inspection in Palatine IL aims to provide you with that by thoroughly spending 2 to 4 hours in your home, evaluating all aspects from roof to foundation and everything in between.
We want to help you make informed decisions. Schedule your Palatine home inspection today!
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