Often, we receive phone calls from homeowners trying to find solutions to their problems.
Inspector - Home Inspection Consultants, how can we help you?
Caller - Yes I was wondering if you could help me. I have little black spots on the walls and ceilings to various areas of my home.
Inspector - How old is your home?
Caller - Approximately 10 years old.
Inspector - How many people live in the home?
Caller - We have 7 people living in the home.
Inspector - The little black spots are likely mold spores as a result of too much moisture in your home. Do you have excess condensation at your windows?
Caller - Why yes I do!
This dialogue went on for a little while and the bottom line was that on average, each person gives off 1 litre of water per day and in their case, 7 litres of water would be in the air on a daily basis. The moisture content was ideal for mold growth and diminished air quality. Newer homes are air-tight and the moisture needs to be removed by mechanical systems built into the home i.e. kitchen and bath exhaust fans and even an HRV system. Lifestyles in the home can also create air quality issues. Call Home Inspection Consultants as we "Provide Peace of Mind".
I've come across a lot of interesting tidbits of information during my 29 year career as a home inspector. I've been told that I'm pretty meticulous and a good 'teacher', so hopefully you'll find some interesting information here..