Heat, rain, humidity, repeat. That is the song of the South in the summertime. While the warm weather can be great for backyard barbecues and days spent by the pool, it can also bring mold. Mold in the crawl space or interior of the home may be prevalent, but that does not mean it isn’t dangerous. At Premier Home Inspection, we provide mold air quality testing for current and potential homeowners. Below are a few reasons you do not want mold in your home this summer:

While you do not want mold anywhere in the home, the crawl space can be an especially dangerous place because it is so close to the main structural components. Mold, if left unchecked, can eat away at cellulose in your home’s wood structures. The crawl space is somewhere homeowners go infrequently, so mold and fungus may be able to accumulate quickly, especially when hot, humid air is coming in.

Did you know that a large percentage of the air in your home comes from the crawl space? So, mold in your crawl space can affect not only your home’s structural integrity but also the air you breathe. Mold has been known to exacerbate asthma symptoms and cause respiratory irritation.

Aside from the crawl space, it is also essential to know if mold is growing anywhere inside the home. Mold air quality testing counts the mold spores in the environment, and if the spore count in your home is high, it may even help you locate a leaky faucet or shower liner you didn’t realize was causing mold growth.

For questions about mold air quality testing, please contact Premier Home Inspection at 615-482-7293 for more information. To book your mold air quality testing appointment, fill out our service request form here.