In most places around the country houses come under attack from all kinds of different things. The weather can find cracks and openings in the exterior of the building and once damp is inside, the problems begin. It may be a good idea to get a home inspection company to take a look around the property to see if any damage has occurred. Indeed, mold testing companies are also a good idea if fungus is seen or suspected.
Fungus is one of those insidious complications that can actually harm animals and humans alike. Breathing in the spores of the more deadly varieties can actually cause breathing problems particularly in those who are sick or weak. Asthma sufferers are prone to all kinds of infections and just spores floating around can be enough to put them in the hospital for sure.
The problem with fungus though is that sometimes it cannot be seen with the naked eye. It may be off hiding behind walls or above ceilings but the spores are still every present. To find out if the home has any fungus call in the experts to take a look and produce a report.
These companies have specialized equipment which can ‘see’ wet spots behind wall boards and such. If there are damp or wet areas then these have to be treated to stop the moisture from building up. Warm and moist areas are ideal breeding spots for fungus and this mushroom like growth is usually bad for health. Once found though, it is usually quite easy to get even the worst invasion treated quite quickly.
Other things that these companies look for is wet and dry rot in wooden beams that are holding up the fabric of the building. This can cause untold damage and may even make the building unsafe for human habitation. This again is some kind of fungal growth which spreads along the beam even infecting properties on either side too so getting it treated is a must if expensive legal bills are to be avoided.
Termite damage also is one of those irritating little problems that become very big problems if they are not seen to right away. Termites can eat their way through a complete house even if there are natural barriers to their onslaught. Cement and concrete hold no problem for the termite since it will build above floor level tunnels to work through. Tell tale signs are brown tube like structures along walls or up to ceilings. To see if they are still active, brush an inch or two of the structure away and see how long it takes to be repaired. If it is done quickly, then there is surely a severe infestation and expert help must be sought immediately.
Whatever is needed to keep a house in good order must be done with some speed since damage can build quite quickly if remedial work is not done. This will surely affect the value of the property over time and this will become relevant when the time to sell comes along.