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Mold Testing & Inspection Company in Ohio

Serving Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Toledo, Ohio

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Ohio is home to some pretty awesome stuff. Like, ya know, rock ‘n’ roll. From the Football Hall of Fame to Ashtabula County’s covered bridges, Ohio is a diverse and beautiful place. It’s also a place that gets an average of 38 inches of rain and, in some parts, up to 50 inches of snow annually! All of that precipitation means that roofs get a real workout. Eventually they start to leak. Even the best roofs in ideal conditions don’t last forever.

If you’ve had a leak in the roof of your Ohio home, mold testing is a good idea. Even if your roof has been repaired and there are no visible signs of mold, it could be, and likely is, there. Mold thrives where there is moisture, food, and air and where it is left alone. If your roof was leaking, it’s not just the area immediately around the leak that can be affected. Moisture can seep through organic materials (like wood and drywall) and cause mold to grow almost anywhere. If the leak went through your roof and onto the floor below for an extended period of time, say, if you have an attic and don’t notice the leak immediately, mold can spread into that floor and the ceiling of the room below.

 

Dry the Rain

After you found your leak, how did you dry the affected area? Did you use a fan? Or just let the sun dry it out in time? It may not be the right way to go about it. It can cause mold to grow unchecked. If you find a leak, a dehumidifier is your best bet for drying the area. It will even pull moisture out of the wood in your walls. Dehumidifiers do this by literally pulling the moisture out of the air, the material your home is made of, and out of your possessions. Using the proper precautions after having a leak is important and having your home inspected for mold should be at the top of that list. 

Even if you don’t see or smell mold, it could be there. Mold is microscopic, so by the time you can see it with the naked eye, what you’re looking at is a colony of mold. Millions of mold spores, piled on top of each other like a giant, potentially toxic, apartment building.

 

What Is Mold?

mold

[mohld]

noun

  1. a growth of minute fungi forming on vegetable or animal matter, commonly as a downy or furry coating, and associated with decay or dampness.
  2. any of the fungi that produce such a growth.

verb (used with or without object)

  1. to become or cause to become overgrown or covered with mold.

Great. Anyone can read a dictionary definition, but that doesn’t tell you what mold really is, does, why it exists, or why it can be so amazing and so terrible for us.

Mold’s main evolutionary job is to help breakdown organic material. That’s why it loves building materials. Just like it attacks old peaches, forgotten leftovers, and the leather shoes in the back of your closet, mold eats wood and drywall. Mold breaks all of that down and turns it into nutrients. Those nutrients go into the earth and help plants grow. Animals, even human animals, eat those plants. Without mold, there would be no natural regulation of garbage and we’d all be living on huge garbage piles that couldn’t decompose.

 

Why Should I Get the Mold in My Home Tested?

Despite mold being, cool and useful, it can also be really dangerous. Toxic molds can cause serious and permanent damage to your heart, brain, lungs, skin, muscle tissues… They can kill you if your symptoms remain untreated and you do not leave the toxic environment. Even non-toxic molds can be trouble for people with mold allergies. Mold illness affects everyone differently, so if someone in your home is complaining of mold illness symptoms, take them seriously. This is especially true if you have children, the elderly, or anyone with a suppressed immune system in your home.

Because of the huge variety of molds (over 100,000 varieties exist), it is important to know what kind of mold is in your home. Calling Mold Test USA will give you that information, and the power that comes with it.



 

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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Ohio Mold Laws

Ohio Revised Code § 5302.30

Requires sellers of residential real property containing up to four units to deliver a disclosure form to buyers disclosing material defects and the presence of hazardous materials or substances, including radon gas. Regulations adopted under the law (Ohio Admin. Code 1301:5-6-10) establish the form, requiring disclosure of the presence of radon, lead-based paint, asbestos, and urea-formaldehyde foam insulation. Form also requires disclosure of mold inspection or remediation of the property and contains a warning statement about mold to purchasers.

 

Ohio Department of Health and Environmental Control

http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhprograms/cfhs/healthyhomes/Mold.aspx

 

 



 

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!