Mold Inspections and testing are the first steps to take when you have a feeling or a physical sign of mold in your home or office. Many times, mold is not visible to the human eye which is why it’s always important and recommended to contact a professional in the event mold might be present. Thankfully, mold can be taken care of and the earlier you contact someone with experience, the faster it will be gone. Mold spreads very quickly especially in humid climates and moisture-enriched places. These common places that trap moisture and become an easy, livable environment for mold include: kitchen, bathroom, vents, and carpets. The list goes on, but these are the most common places for mold to thrive.
Philadelphia has a good amount of humidity during the summer and can even last throughout the fall and winter. This means that the rate of mold seen in the city escalates as summer comes around. Make sure to schedule your regular mold inspection especially if you are living in an older house, a rented apartment/condo, or are near a coastline. Renting apartments can mean that you have a big problem with mold and don’t even know it because your landlord could easily cover it up. Mold also often grows in dark places so make sure you are checking everywhere!
Other cities with very high rates of mold include New Orleans, Atlanta, Miami, Palm Beach, Naples, and pretty much the rest of South Florida. Live near the coast and in a humid location? Chances are you will have some type of run in with mold especially if your home is over 30 years old. Don’t take the risk on your home and your health, make sure you are getting regular mold inspections regardless of what physical signs you do or don’t see! The city with the highest rate of mold in 2015 was Miami, Florida. So if you are living anywhere near Miami or South Florida, get your regular Miami mold inspection every 6 months! This will ensure your home stays in great condition and doesn’t cause a mold outbreak that will be about impossible to contain. We are located in Philadelphia and service all of the surrounding areas into New Jersey, but if you live in other cities give us a call and we will give a great referral. We have many connections in the mold field and are always happy to help those who need it!