Over the past few years, I’ve noticed that a surprisingly high number of my Calgary mold removal clients have lived in homes that were relatively new. Since mold forms from moisture – often in the form of leaky pipes and roofing – it makes more sense to see mold issues in older homes, not more recent ones.
So, why so many calls from homeowners with 5- to 10-year-old properties?
The answer can be found in the huge housing boom we experienced fairly recently. During the time around 2007, the enormous amount of growth taking place in the Calgary residential construction market led a lot of builders and developers to hire unskilled trade workers to help “fill in the gaps” when they couldn’t get enough carpenters, plumbers, and other contractors to keep their projects on track.
Unfortunately, many of these new fill-in workers rushed through jobs, or didn’t know how to complete them to the highest standards of quality. As a result, homes that should still be in great condition are experiencing lots of little problems, with leaking pipes and other moisture issues being amongst them.
Naturally, these kinds of water-related issues can only lead to mold, which can in turn lead to breathing difficulties and even serious health problems. The longer mold goes untreated and unresolved, the worse the problem can get, making it both more expensive to fix, and a bigger risk to the health of you and your family.
The moral of the story is that no home is too new, or too expensive, to be affected by mold. If you notice any of the signs, such as moisture inside the house, a musty smell, or brown or green spots on walls, make sure you call the team at Amity to evaluate your property for Calgary mold removal right away.
No one wants to have mold in their home, of course, but it can happen anywhere, and getting rid of it quickly could be one of the best decisions you ever make as a homeowner. Amity Environmental – Mold Testing Calgary.
This article was written by Jason Rorke. Visit Jason on Google+