Mold in your Walls | How do you test for Mold in Kalispell?
In Kalispell and Whitefish, autumn is a perfect time for mold to grow. We have rain frequently and it is getting colder, but temperatures are still moderate enough for mold to grow. When a person has a leaky pipe or a leaky roof and moisture gets behind the walls during this time, it is hard to determine if they have mold or not.
Most people will think that they have to tear down part of the wall to determine whether or not mold is present in an area. Though this is a very reliable method and will definitely show if there is mold, there are easier and cheaper ways to determine if mold is present in your home.
There are a few things that you can do yourself to determine if you need to get your Kalispell or Whitefish home remediated. The first test is to smell if your house has a musky or mildewy scent to it. If you can smell it, that is usually a surefire sign that you have mold. Another test would be to see if you are having an unusual allergic reaction while in your home. Mold causes allergies in people and if you start to have allergies where you normally did not, you likely have mold. However, neither of these tests are 100% accurate. Just because you do not have allergies or cannot smell mold, it does not mean that mold is not present. If you want to be 100% sure, you will need a mold inspector.
A mold inspector has a handy tool that can determine the amount of moisture in an object. The mold inspector would stab this into your drywall, and may even need to create a small hole in your wall to get to the wood. If there is no moisture left and no mold present, your house would be safe because mold needs moisture in order to grow. Mold can easily grow behind walls because it is dark and warm; add some moisture to that and you are looking at ideal conditions for mold to grow. Therefore, the best way to check for mold is through a moisture meter.