Ten Things You Should Know About Mold
 
 1.  Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposure include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints.  
 
 2.  There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture. 
 
 3.  If mold is a problem in your home, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture. 
 
 4.  Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mold growth.
 
 5.  Reduce indoor humidity (to 30% to 60%) to decrease mold growth by: 

a. venting bathrooms, dryers, and other moisture-generating sources to the outside;
b. using air conditioners and de-humidifiers;
c. increasing ventilation; and
d. using exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing, and cleaning.   6.  Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24 to 48 hours to prevent mold growth.
 
 7.  Clean mold off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely. Absorbent materials that are moldy (such as carpeting and ceiling tiles) may need to be replaced. 
 
 8.  Prevent condensation.  Reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (i.e., windows, piping, exterior walls, roof and floors) by adding insulation. 
 
 9.  In areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem, do not install carpeting.
 
10.  Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance, provided moisture is present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.



-InterNACHI




Our services

SDC Inspection Services

Contact Shane at SDC Inspection Services
Cell/Text: 530+762.8796
shanecopeland@hotmail.com 

Our goal is to make your home buying and selling experience as smooth and stress-free as possible. We do pre-purchase and pre-sale inspections for all types of buyers & sellers, whether it's your dream home,income property,light industrial or office. 

SDC INSPECTION SERVICES Include:


Roof 

The roof covering materials and materials covered. Gutters,         downspouts, vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, and other roof           penetrations and the general structure of the roof.

Exterior

All exterior doors and windows, walkways and driveways, stairs,         steps,ramps and stairways, porches, patios, decks, balconies and         carports, railings, guards and handrails, the eaves, soffits and             fascia,vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of       the property,sprinkler system and spigots.

Basement

The foundation, crawlspace, ventilation, insulation and structural         components.

Heating & Cooling

Central air cooling and heat, fireplace, swamp cooler, ect.

​Plumbing

The main water supply shut-off valve and the main fuel supply shut-     off valve, the water heating equipment, venting connections, all         interior water supply includes the fixtures and faucets, toilets,           sinks, tubs and showers, waste and vent system drainage and sump     pumps, ect.

Electrical

​All electrical components. Service drop, overhead service                     conductors and attachment points, electric meter and base, service     entrance,main service disconnect, panel boards, breakers and             fuses. All switches, light fixtures, receptacles, GFCI's, smoke               detectors, carbon-monoxide detectors, ect. 

Attic

Insulation and ventilation, roof framing, air ducts and anything           penetrating or running through attic space.

Interior

Windows and doors, floors, walls and ceilings, cabinets,                       closets, stairs, steps, landing,stairways and ramps, railing,                 handrails and guardrails, garage vehicle door and the operation of       the garage door, ect. 

Fireplace

Accessible and visible portions of the fireplaces and chimneys,             lintels above the fireplace opening, all operational controls, doors
and/or screens, clean out, ect. 

Built-in Appliances

Dishwasher,garbage disposal, trash compactor, microwave oven         with built in hood, built in stove top and hood, any other appliances
left with sale of the house.

Pools and Spas

​Fence and Gates

​​ and the list goes on....there are over 400 different items that can be check in a home inspection.