Why Do I Need a Mold Inspection Colorado Springs, as Dry as It is?
Many people wonder if mold inspection is really warranted in Colorado Springs. After all, we have such variable weather and it can be hot and dry in the summers, and the wind probably keeps things pretty dehumidified in the meantime. That sounds good at the beginning of the thinking process about weather in the south central region of this beautiful state, but Colorado does get some serious thunderstorms, windstorms, and winter snow and ice that all bring moisture. Moisture can invade a home in a number of ways, not just by wind lifting shingles or pushing through a crack in you stucco exterior. Remember when the toilet overflowed and got under the bathroom cabinet? Or the dishwasher got loaded with dish soap by mistake and all the base cabinets in the kitchen were standing in soap and water? Those and many more instances, including leaks behind walls, washing machine drains getting clogged with a sock, the bathtub running over when someone is having too good a time with the bath toys, all can lead to water damage.
Moisture in drywall, in particular, is a big problem. Drywall by nature is baked in an oven to compress and dry out the gypsum pressed between papers. Neither does well when it gets wet, and it is nearly impossible to adequately dry out drywall once it gets invaded with moisture. The same goes for insulation blown or batted between studs with no air circulation, or the roll fiberglass in your attic that is catching the drip from the commuting rain. When you see the suspect black webby, lacey areas in corners, crevices, on the back of areas that do not get air circulation, or where things tend to be exposed to moisture regularly, it is time to call Axios Home Inspection for a free mold inspection.