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How to Fix and Prevent Mold Issues: An Interview with George Norberg of Detail Home Inspection, Inc.

By George Norberg

Tell us a little bit about your company and its foundation.

Detail Home Inspection has been inspecting homes since, 2000. I have a solid background in Building Codes and General Contracting. I have a current State of Illinois license, several International Code Council Certifications and Certified with International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants. I stay current with continuous education requirements per the state of Illinois. I provide a detailed, through and honest report for all my clients.

What are the most common signs that a house or apartment has mold problems?

Roof leaks
Improper attic ventilation
Improper bathroom exhaust fan discharge
Plumbing pipe leaks
Sewer back up
Basement water seepage
No basement dehumidifier

Why should people get a professional test for mold in the home?

You need to protect your investment by having a mold inspection. A lot of times items all not visible to the buyers. For example past problems of roof leaks, sewer back up, basement seepage, etc. It is always good to have a comfort feeling that the building is safe to occupy.

What is one of the top causes of mold that you see in the Chicago area?

The top problems I see in the Chicago area is roof leaks, bathroom exhaust fans that discharge to the attic, attic ventilation and basement seepage.

In general, can future mold problems be prevented and what's the best way to do that?

The best way to prevent mold problems is to pay attention to the building. Check attic spaces, basement and crawlspaces for any water or ventilation problems. If the building has a musty smell you many have a possible mold problem somewhere in the building. You need to solve the moisture problem in order to solve the mold problem.

How can people reach you and your company?

Detail Home Inspection, Inc.
Cell Phone: 847-917-0721
PO Box 2161
Northbrook, IL 60065-2161

Detail Makes The Difference!

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