New homes may have mold present for any number of reasons, chief among them is the piping and plumbing in the home,
Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) June 13, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is warning home buyers to be aware of the presence of mold, even in new homes recently constructed. With severe weather season underway, the potential for water damage and subsequent mold problems in new home construction projects is projected to increase.
New homes may have mold present for any number of reasons, chief among them is the piping and plumbing in the home, which could leak if installed incorrectly or using subpar materials. Even small leaks allow for moisture to build up in the home, which sets the stage for mold growth and propagation. Pipe work should be inspected to make sure that all connections are secure and that seals are functioning properly.
Shoddy construction materials or techniques are another culprit, with improperly sealed walls or roofs, the home is vulnerable to rain, ice, snow, and sleet, any one of which may be able to set the stage for mold growth.
New homes may also remain locked up for a period of weeks or months, which all but eliminates air circulation. This may also provide the catalyst for mold growth. Vacant homes should be opened and air allowed to circulate at least once every few days. Dehumidifiers may also be used to bring down relative humidity issues.
New home purchases should include a mold inspection as a condition of the purchase, as it will provide peace of mind for both buyer and seller. No one wants to entertain the thought that they might be buying into a pre-existing problem. If mold is discovered, it should be dealt with promptly, since it is not a problem that will go away on its own. The mold will need to be removed and the area treated to make sure that it does not return.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage restoration services in the country, with contractors in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.