27 Jun 2023




Does Mold Form in Newly Constructed Homes?


Newly built homes often have mold forming in the walls and foundation. Sometimes a builder is in a hurry to finish a new home and doesn’t allow enough time for the foundation to dry. In the interest of energy efficiency new homes are sometimes sealed tight and this can leave moisture trapped inside. Having the air flowing and properly ventilated is a priority in new construction. Trapped moisture can cause mold to grow.

Mold Testing NJ-NY is a certified Mold and VOC inspection and testing service. This service is offered to all homes, including newly built ones. We offer homeowners in Bergen County and nearby areas, Mold and Indoor Air Quality inspections, which include inspection for VOCs.


What Are VOCs?


VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds. These can be emitted by building materials as well as by carpeting, flooring, carpentry and paint. New furniture, cleaning products and personal care products may also emit VOCs.

VOCs sometimes cause eye, nose and throat irritation, as well as the possibility of causing more serious conditions. The level of these VOCs is greater in new construction and will probably dissipate over time. Good ventilation of newly built homes is essential to avoid any build up of VOCs. It is also a good idea to do a bit of your own research to learn what products have high VOC levels.


A Mold and VOC Inspection Is Recommended


Mold Testing NJ-NY recommends that you use the services of a mold and VOC inspection service before moving into a newly constructed home. We are a certified and experienced Mold and Indoor Air Quality Inspection and Testing Service working in Bergen County and surrounding areas. Your recently built home will be a healthier and happier place if you have a Mold and VOC Inspection before moving in. Call us at (201) 658-8881 for an appointment.