Benefits Of Having Mold Inspection Before Opening An In Home Daycare

Posted on: 19 April 2022

If you are considering running a daycare in your home, you should consider having a mold inspection done. In most locations, tests and inspections for radon and lead are required when operating a daycare facility in your home but not mold unless the mold is visible.

But just because a mold inspection may not be a requirement for your daycare licensing, it's still a good idea to have a mold inspection done. Here's why calling in professionals such as Sevee & Maher Engineers for a mold inspection can be beneficial. 

May Discover Unknown Problems 

Even though it may not be a requirement for your location, it's a good idea to have a mold inspection done to ensure the health of your family and the children who will be under your care in case there is invisible mold in your home. An inspection will test the air quality of the home, which can determine whether or not there is mold in your home that you cannot see but is severe enough to affect the air quality in your home.

Be Assured of Good Air Quality

Air quality testing can be done in each room, but should definitely be done in the rooms where the children will spend most of their time. An unhealthy amount of mold in your home can be detrimental to the health of the young children who would be in your care and may result in the development of allergic reactions and asthma. If the indoor air quality is poor, you'll need to find the problem and remedy it before moving forward with opening your daycare. 

Start a Baseline for Prevention Measures

Another benefit of having a mold inspection is that it will establish a baseline of measurements that can be compared later. You may opt to have a baseline recorded now in the initial mold inspection and then continue having regular mold inspections, such as on an annual or bi-annual basis. This will be particularly helpful if problems arise in the future, such as if there's flooding in your basement, a plumbing leak goes undetected, or household members or children start having allergic reactions or symptoms of mold toxicity. 

Upon completion of the mold inspection, you will be given a detailed report that will annotate the condition of the air quality in the home. If no removal or remediation needs to be done, you can show the report to prospective clients for their reassurance that your in-home daycare has passed a mold inspection.