The air we breathe could be toxic
Pillar Premier Inspections has on staff a certified indoor air quality specialist to help find toxic radon gas and mold. What does that mean?
It means we have your health in mind. So often since our air is colorless – basically odorless (except when filled with wonderful smells of something yummy in the oven or at the opposite end of the spectrum – dead in the street) we really don’t give it much thought. Are you breathing radon gas? Toxic mold? Both are silent but potentially deadly.
Because Lake of the Ozarks is a resort area where the majority of homes surrounding the Lake are second homes to folks. Often these homes are locked up tight for long periods of time. Thermostats turned way up or way down depending on the time of year. When you walk in you may smell the faint odor of “mustiness”. That odor is almost ALWAYS caused by some form of mold.
Sometimes there are hidden causes behind the walls, under the carpet padding, or under the house. Again often unnoticed or covered up by “plug in air fresheners”. When the mold has become “obvious” to the naked eye there are further chances that those spores have gone airborne and spread throughout the premises compromising your health in a variety of ways. Those with allergies or sensitivities to these various mold spores can really be compromised health wise. Those with asthma or other respiratory ailments can risk death.
All homes will have some levels of mold
– but when those levels reach higher levels is when one should take action. If you don’t live here full time – it’s possible that you don’t connect that sinus infection, headache, scratchy throat or fatigue as a cause for alarm. We tend to put those symptoms off as too much lake water swallowed from skiing, or staying up too late laughing with the neighbors.
We can help you locate and identify the type and causes of mold spores within your home that may be causing you or your guests to be uncomfortable. Because we do not do mold remediation – we have no skin in the game. We just report our findings and make the appropriate recommendations to be sure your health is no further compromised. We can refer you to mold remediation companies if need be that can take our report and together we can develop a protocol to have the premises cleaned up. Sometimes we can make our recommendation without hiring a remediation company if you are willing to do some work and get your hands dirty. Usually it is best to hire a professional that way you can be sure it is done properly and thoroughly.
In conclusion, Pillar Premier Inspections is your home and commercial property inspectors you can trust. We would be delighted to test your home for air quality and mold testing. Give us a call at Lake of Ozarks – (573) 363-5511 or Springfield – (417) 893-0770 for your appointment today.