Before you start any remodeling project, inspecting your work site for pests and mold before you start can save a lot of time and money in the long run. Skipping the inspection step may cost hundreds of dollars if you discover you have to drill through fresh drywall to treat carpenter ants or uproot that expensive new tile to remove the moldy sub-floor. Inspection efforts should focus on kitchens, where pests are attracted by food; attics and basements, where humidity and darkness provide a preferred habitat for pests; and areas where paper is a source of habitat for mites and small insects that tend to attract larger pests. Mold inspection and treatment can be particularly important because of the danger to your family’s health from moldy conditions.

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