People are always worried about safety, but there are all different kinds of safety. While everyone is typically concerned with physical safety, there are many unseen threats to your biological safety. Because of the risk of certain chemicals and other substances that can cause diseases and even death, it is a good idea to get a home inspection, from time to time. They are not an expensive service, and they can literally save your life in some cases. In some states, home inspections are required by law, before you sell a home. This is not always the case, but it is always best to take it upon yourself to schedule a home inspection before buying or selling a home. They take up little time, and the information they reveal to you is so important.
Of all the things that home inspections are looking for, one of the ones you hear about the most is black mold. There are some good reasons why black mold is such a concern for so many homeowners, such as the fact that it can be fatal, in a short amount of time, for those who suffer from severe allergies to the substance. In addition to this risk, long term exposure causes respiratory problems, even among those with no respiratory allergies. So, if you have not had a mold inspection, you should schedule one. If they do find some, it is not necessarily a huge deal. If it is only a little bit of mold, it is usually fairly easy to remove, and it is not something that is terribly costly to undertake. On the other hand, the mold can spread, and if it gets too deep within your walls, it becomes more difficult to remove easily and safely. Surface level mold can be washed away with a special chemical solution that kills it. The process is repeated over and over again, until the mold is gone, and then you can even just paint over the spot where it once was. in some cases, there will be some staining left behind, so be careful that you have removed all of the actual mold from the walls or wherever it was found. Your Colorado home inspector will be able to tell you if the mold has been removed successfully.
Another major thing that home inspections are trying to root out is radon. Radon is a deadly gas that is radioactive and carcinogenic. it is not like carbon monoxide, though, which is fatal immediately. Radon is a carcinogen, so it slowly causes cancer, but it does not asphyxiate you the way carbon monoxide does. This means you would have no way of knowing if it was present. While there are safe levels of radon, the only way you would know if your levels are safe is if you get an inspection. Though there are other potential hazards in a home, radon testing is arguably the most important because it is both very common and very dangerous to your health.