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Louisiana

Mold Testing & Inspection Company in Louisiana

Serving New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, and Lafayette, Louisiana

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Louisiana knows humidity and that means that Louisiana knows mold. Whether you’re in the bayou or up north, odds are you’ve got an advanced degree in fighting mold and mildew. As a result of hurricanes and the incredible number of severe storms and it’s a recipe for mold in places you’d never expect mold to end up.

If you think you may have symptoms of mold sickness, there are two important steps to take. At first call Mold Test USA to schedule an inspection of your home. Secondly, make an appointment with your doctor to make sure that you are not experiencing a serious health problem.

 

What Are the Symptoms of Mold Sickness?

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness
  • Muscle pain
  • Jaundice
  • Red or bloodshot eyes
  • Low blood pressure
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Bleeding gums
  • Migraines
  • Respiratory ailments
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

The list goes on too long to include everything, but as you can see, mold sickness is dangerous and should be taken seriously.

 

What is the Difference Between Black Mold and Toxic Mold?

When people say, “black mold” they usually mean Stachybotrys. Stachybotrys is a mold that is both toxic and black, and also the most dangerous mold that we know of. That said, not all black mold is toxic and not all toxic mold is black. With over 100,000 unique varieties of mold. Identifying the mold in your home is literally impossible unless you work with a scientific lab. 

Stachybotrys is a very tricky mold. Because the spore is sticky, it is rare that it can be detected with an air test. It also likes to grow in places that are dark and damp, which means it hides in all sorts of places that make it hard to find. That’s why it is so important to have your home or business inspected for mold from time to time. There are several mold spores besides Stachybotrys that carry mycotoxins (toxic mold spores), so color really means little in the way of mold toxicity.

Non-toxic molds, however, are great things that make most of our lives better every day! Penicillium is a mold that gives us both penicillin, blue cheese, and brie! Not to mention those delicious mushrooms on your pizza are a fungus, a close cousin to mold. The purpose of mold is so as to break down organic material naturally. Without it, we would all live on top of huge mounds of rotting garbage. Slowly going nowhere and smelling to the high heavens. 

With all that praise of non-toxic molds, it is important to remember that if you are sensitive to mold, even non-toxic mold can cause mold sickness and even more should be taken seriously.

 

Why Call Mold Test USA?

  • We have over 200 affiliate offices located around the country
  • Our high standards for training and certification – far beyond government or industry standards
  • We use the latest, most high-tech equipment available
  • Our biologists and microbiologists working in dedicated laboratories
  • We are dedicated to excellence and settle for nothing less


 

Let experience guide you!

Mold Test USA is “Your Personal Mold Consultant!”

CALL 1-877-701-2606 TODAY!

We have experienced mold specialists standing by to answer any questions that you may have regarding residential and commercial mold testing and mold inspections!

 

 

 

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Metro Areas

  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Lafayette, LA
  • Metairie, LA
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Shreveport, LA

 

Louisiana Mold Laws

Louisiana Revised Statutes § 22:1319

Requires that fire insurance policies that are delivered or issued for delivery within the state include a prominent disclosure of whether the policy covers mold damage to the property.

Louisiana Revised Statutes § 22:1332

Requires that homeowner insurance policies delivered or issued for delivery in the state include a prominent disclosure of whether the policy covers mold damage.

Louisiana Revised Statutes § 37:1470

Directs the State Real Estate Commission to approve a mold information pamphlet, which may be distributed to buyers by real estate licensees in connection with any real estate transaction. Provides that if the licensee elects to deliver the mold information pamphlet to the buyer, the licensee is not required to provide any additional information about mold. Real Estate Commission regulations (La. Admin. Code 46:LXYII.3801) establish U.S. EPA as official source of state mold information under the law.

Louisiana Revised Statutes § 51:912.4

Establishes that new manufactured and modular home builder warranties exclude mold and mold damage unless the parties otherwise agree in writing.

Louisiana Revised Statutes § 9:2S00.15

Provides that licensed commercial or marine contractors, architects and engineers are not liable for mold damage unless caused by defects in workmanship or design. Also applies to manufactured homes and to real estate licensees representing commercial and marine contractors.

Louisiana Revised Statutes §§ 37:21S1 et seq.

Requires the State Licensing Board for Contractors to: adopt rules and regulations to govern mold remediation; issue, suspend, modify, and revoke licenses to practice mold remediation; maintain an up-to-date list of all licensees; report violations to the Attorney General; and adopt minimum standards of practice for licensed mold remediators. Establishes various required practices for licensees.

 

Louisiana Department of Health and Environmental Control

http://www.dhh.la.gov/index.cfm/faq/category/41

 

 



 

Let experience guide you!

Mold Test USA is “Your Personal Mold Consultant!”

CALL 1-877-701-2606 TODAY!

We have experienced mold specialists standing by to answer any questions that you may have regarding residential and commercial mold testing and mold inspections!