What is Mold Testing?
Mold testing and mold inspections consist of three major questions.
- What kind of mold is present?
There are over 100,000 different types of mold species. Some mold spores are dangerous while other mold spores are not. Mold testing will help you determine what type of mold is present in your home. Knowing what kind of mold is present can be very helpful in determining what health risk you are facing. Many of our customers take our results to their physician. This will help your doctor know whether or not your mold health symptoms are related to the mold found in your home or commercial business.
- Is that particular mold spore elevated?
The answer to this question is usually determined by comparison. When performing a mold test the outside air sample is the control sample and is compared to the inside air sample. This helps determine if there is a mold elevation issue inside your home. If our mold inspectors are able to see visible, microbial growth, we can do a direct ID sample. This will tell us exactly what we are looking at and help us to identify what type of mold we see. Sometimes just the mere presence of certain mold spores is and can be very dangerous. medical marijuana Delaware
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- What is the location or the source of the mold growth?
A lot of times the location or the source of the mold is more obvious, such as when you have or have had any type of water damage such as a leaking faucet or leaking roof. Other times it is more difficult to locate the source of the water intrusion. In this case, the mold inspectors are well-equipped with state-of-the-art tools to help them determine where the potential mold problem is coming from.
Why do you need mold testing in your home?
Household mold can be toxic. Toxic mold produces toxins called mycotoxins. We now know mycotoxins are extremely hazardous to your health, especially when airborne. Inhalation of toxic molds can result in liver or central nervous system damage and cancer. In some cases, mold can grow in your lungs. All mold species can trigger allergic reactions. People diagnosed with allergies and asthma may be very sensitive to mold. Mold can actually cause asthma attacks. Common household mold can result in: asthma, respiratory problems, throat and lung irritations, infections, skin irritations, rashes, sore burning eyes, fatigue, nausea, flu-like symptoms, anxiety, depression, memory lapses and allergies.
What is the proper procedure for mold testing?
Mold testing is always the first step in resolving a mold issue in your home or business.
If we do find an elevated mold spore count, we will suggest you find a certified mold removal or mold remediation company that follows proper protocol. It is a conflict of interest to have a mold remediation company do the testing and inspection. Be sure to contact us after the mold removal is completed. We will come back and do what is known as post mold testing or clearance mold testing. If you’re results are no longer elevated and an abnormal condition no longer exist, we will issue your home or commercial business a clean bill of health. If not, the mold remediation company will have to come back and complete the mold removal. It is important not to pay the final payment to the mold remediation company until your home or office has been cleared with post mold testing. Mold Test USA prides itself on being with you through the entire process, from the beginning, to end, and thereafter. Let us be your personal mold consultant.