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Mold in New Homes & What You Need to Know

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It should be one of the happiest days of your life: you’ve just moved into a new home. Whether it’s your first home or your fiftieth, moving into a new home is always fraught with excitement and challenges, some of which can be unforeseen. One you may never have expected can actually be one of the most serious: mold. While it may not seem possible, mold can actually come included as part of a brand-new home. The best weapon against unforeseen challenges is staying informed, so the mold experts from Green Home Solutions of Central Kentucky are here to make sure you stay ahead of the curve.

How does mold get in new homes?

Mold is something that we typically associate with older homes, ones that have leaky plumbing and lots of damp, dark corners. But you don’t need to live in a Victorian mansion to have to worry about fighting off mold. InForum believes that modern building practices contribute heavily to the proliferation of mold in new homes. It can sneak in on building materials, and if left unnoticed can easily spread. Moisture during construction can also lead to unexpected mold growth. And, if either of these things occurs, it is unlikely to be found before you move in. Why? When most contemporary homes are built, they are made so “air-tight” that no moisture can escape. Because of this, you may be moving into a home that already has a resident: mold.

So what do you do?

The first step is simple: don’t panic. While you may feel cheated for moving into a home that already has a mold issue, you are unfortunately not alone in this, and this may not be an oversight on the part of your builders or realtors. With that out of the way, instead of allowing yourself to be bogged down with frustration, be proactive. Contact Green Home Solutions of Central Kentucky as soon as you think your home may have a mold problem. This is one problem that will only get worse the longer it remains untreated, so you will want to act fast. Get your home tested and treated quickly and safely so that you and your family can finally make your new house a home without worrying about mold.

Are you worried that your new home may have a mold problem? Are you unsure? Contact Green Home Solutions of Central Kentucky today to get your home tested and inspected. Our highly trained, friendly professionals will make sure that your home is safe and ready to live in. Although we are located in Versailles, we proudly serve the greater Central Kentucky area, including Lexington, Georgetown, and Nicholasville.