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Can’t Find Mold… Cut Holes

Updated: Nov 11


Introduction


Mold is a silent killer. It can go unnoticed for quite some time and cause allergies, asthma, and other health-related issues. Although it is not directly deadly, mold can cause your health to take a turn for the worse; and no one wants that. The thing about mold is if you can see it, then you know where it is, and you can get rid of it. But what happens when you can’t see or smell it? How do you even know if the air quality in your home or office is safe? Well, that’s where we come in. At Benchmark, our team of professionals are experts at detecting any type of water/moisture damage before it gets to the point of mold. And after 60 years in the business… we think we know what we’re doing! So how do we find this kind of unseen damage? In many ways...


Mold is a silent killer.

Mold is everywhere, and it can be especially hard to find. Mold can be found in damp areas of your house such as the bathroom, basement or attic. If you are thinking about purchasing a home and want to check for mold, there are some things you can look out for that might indicate a mold problem:

  • Visible discoloring on walls or ceilings

  • Musty smells in certain rooms of your home

  • Window coverings that appear stained

It can go unnoticed for quite some time and cause allergies, asthma, and other health-related issues.

Mold can be a silent killer. It can go unnoticed for quite some time and cause allergies, asthma, and other health-related issues. As I mentioned earlier, mold can cause your health to take a turn for the worse if you're not careful with it.


If you want to avoid these problems and keep yourself healthy along the way:

  • Be sure that any water leaks are fixed immediately so that they do not cause mold growth in your home or office space

  • Keep vents clean and unblocked so that air flow is maintained throughout your home or building

  • Make sure all rooms have adequate ventilation systems installed


Although it is not directly deadly, mold can cause your health to take a turn for the worse; and no one wants that.


Unfortunately, mold is not a direct killer. Although it is not directly deadly, mold can cause your health to take a turn for the worse; and no one wants that. Therefore, if you do find mold in your home or office building, we recommend that you call in professionals who are trained in removing it.


Mold can cause respiratory issues such as asthma attacks and lung infections. It can also cause skin irritations like rashes and even allergic reactions on people with sensitive skin. While this does not sound too bad on its own, remember that these side effects are just temporary for some people, but could be devastating for others who have pre-existing conditions such as allergies or asthma.


The thing about mold is if you can see it, then you know where it is, and you can get rid of it.

The thing about mold is if you can see it, then you know where it is, and you can get rid of it. If there’s no visible mold growing somewhere, then there’s a chance that the problem may be hidden—and that means more work for you.


The best way to learn more about what types of mold are present in your home is by taking a look around. Does anything look discolored or different? Does any area appear to have water damage? Do any surfaces feel damp or slimy? Any of these signs could indicate the presence of mold and should be investigated further before deciding whether the property needs professional cleaning services from an experienced company like [your company name].


But what happens when you can’t see or smell it? How do you even know if the air quality in your home or office is safe?

If you're a homeowner, or work in an office building, it's important to know if the air quality is safe. Air test kits are available through your local hardware store. If your home has visible mold or smells like mildew, you should also have an experienced contractor perform a visual inspection and test samples of suspected mold growth.


If you can't see or smell it but still suspect that there may be mold present in your home, then opt for using a thermal camera to detect cold spots on walls and ceilings that indicate moisture problems. A thermal camera will allow you to visually inspect every part of the wall surface looking for any sign of water damage where it shouldn't be found, such as behind drywall panels or inside insulation voids that may contain hidden moisture issues resulting from insufficient ventilation within these areas.


In addition, since condensation buildup often occurs around windows during humid conditions (especially during winter months), it's best practice when checking out suspicious areas with your thermal imager before ripping apart sheet rock walls just yet


Well, that’s where we come in.

If you are having trouble finding mold, we can help. We use moisture meter technology to find hidden moisture in the walls and floors of your home or building. Then, we can identify where the mold is growing by using thermal imaging cameras to see what you can't see.

Air testing is another tool that helps us understand how contaminated the air quality is inside your home or building. When there’s an issue with indoor air quality, it’s important that you address it right away because breathing bad air can cause respiratory problems and other health issues over time—especially for people who already have allergies or asthma symptoms!


In addition to our air quality tests and thermal imaging cameras, we also do wall cavity inspections to look for hidden moisture damage behind drywall panels where it might be hard for homeowners/business owners (you)to see themselves without tearing down all those walls first! Our expertise means we know exactly which tools will work best at finding what needs fixing, so everything works properly again once we're done working with each customer's budget constraints on any given project."


At Benchmark, our team of professionals are experts at detecting any type of water/moisture damage before it gets to the point of mold.

At Benchmark, our team of professionals are experts at detecting any type of water/moisture damage before it gets to the point of mold. We have been doing this for 60 years and our process is second to none!

To find out more about our services or to schedule an inspection, please call 1-888-865-0166.


And after 60 years in the business… we think we know what we’re doing.

  • With 60 years of experience, we know what we're doing.

  • We have the tools and equipment to find hidden damage.

  • We have the knowledge to know what to do about it.

  • And we're a trusted name in the industry.

So, how do we find this kind of unseen damage? In many ways...

What should you look for? When it comes to mold, there are a few tell-tale signs. You may not see any visible mold, but if your home has suffered from water damage or leaks, and you’re experiencing any of the symptoms listed above (or others), then there’s a good chance that you have some sort of unseen damage. The best way to find mold is by opening up walls and ceilings to inspect them – especially if they have been closed up for a long time. If, however, this is not possible and all you can do is visually inspect these areas with your eyes alone (which isn't ideal), then here are some other things to keep in mind:

  • When looking at walls, pay attention to cracks or holes where moisture could escape from behind the drywall; these areas could be indicative of hidden rot or fungus growth on the studs behind those areas

If you even suspect there might be hidden moisture damage in your home, call Benchmark today for an inspection!


If you even suspect there might be hidden moisture damage in your home, call Benchmark today for an inspection! Don't wait until you see mold or the problem gets worse. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Don't worry about being embarrassed. It's a small price to pay if it saves you thousands of dollars and helps you avoid health problems like asthma and allergies later on.


Conclusion

Now, you might be thinking that this is some over-hyped sales pitch. But let me tell you something: I’ve been in the business for 60 years, and I know what I’m doing. We can find hidden damage in your home before it gets to the point of mold. And after all those years… we think we know what we’re doing! So if you even suspect there might be hidden moisture damage in your home, call Benchmark today for an inspection!

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