DIY Mold Inspection – Part 1: Know Your Enemy
Mold remediation companies do black mold removal and restoration of damaged building materials if you show them where the problems are, but they’re not mold inspectors.
Hidden white mold and other molds that are the same colors as the surfaces they grow on can degrade indoor air quality and cause mold symptoms without people even seeing the mold. The head of a pin can hold 250,000 mold spores, and all colors of mold, including black mold, are insidious indoor air contaminants that need to be discovered and eliminated.
Virtually every home has some mold growth in multiple locations, but the fact that it is common does not make it at all okay. Unlike outdoors, black mold, and all other mold species have the ability to grow and proliferate all year long in indoor environments. Indoor molds also cause more asthma symptoms and sinus infections than the common spores found in outdoor air. Other symptoms can include suffering from allergy symptoms, headaches, migraines, ADD, ADHD, ear infection, memory loss, insomnia, and cancer.
It is in your best interest to:
- Discover every location of mold growth in your home
- Avoid paying for mold testing or buying a mold test kit
- Determine if DIY mold removal is your preferred option
- Avoid hiring a mold removal company without knowledge
With these things in mind, I welcome you to the book series Do-It-Yourself Mold Inspection. You’ll learn how to perform your own mold inspection without the cost of hiring a mold remediation company, spending money on mold testing, or risking a professional mold scam.
I’ll walk you through every room in your home, including the attic, garage, and basement/crawlspace. Using mold inspection photos and clear explanations, I’ll show you all the hidden places where mold inspection is necessary, and how to see concealed mold when it’s the same or similar colors as the surfaces it grows on.
Know Your Enemy, begins the series. Depending on our home, you might be able to skip a few books, but the first two books are essential knowledge if you want to avoid mold exposure or spreading mold around your home.
The information I share with you in this mold inspection series will help you avoid expensive mold removal cost, protect your home, safeguard you from mold symptoms, and ensure that you’re not taken advantage of by professional mold scammers.
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Now let’s see what’s in DIY Mold Inspection – Part 1: Know Your Enemy
Table of Contents
|Why trust the author?||4|
|Sharing this book||10|
|Mold inspection book series||11|
|Indoor versus outdoor mold||14|
|Colors of mold||15|
|Mold versus wood destroying fungus||16|
|Three categories of mold||17|
|Mold contamination perspective||18|
|Visibility and invisibility of mold||20|
|Symptoms of mold exposure||23|
|Mold and human health variables||24|
|Most insidious indoor contaminant||26|
|Three ingredients for mold growth||28|
|Mold choosing specific food sources||29|
|Surface versus deep-rooted mold||33|
|How mold spreads||34|
|Address mold issues promptly||35|
|What is mold inspection?||36|
|Who can perform mold inspections?||36|
|Avoiding mold inspection scams||37|
|Inspection before remediation||48|
|Four questions you must answer||49|
|Personal protection equipment||49|
|Basic mold inspection tools||51|
|How to see invisible mold||54|
|Following a methodical procedure||60|
|Inspecting for exterior evidence||60|
|Inspecting for interior evidence||61|
|Items in proximity of mold contamination||62|