Mold Testing & Inspection Company in Tennessee
Serving Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga, Tennessee
Tennessee is a large state with the cultural diversity to prove it. As diverse as it is, there is one thing that is the same all over Tennessee. Mold. The types of mold may vary, but rest assured, there is mold all over every bit of Tennessee. If you are concerned about the types or levels of mold in your rental, you should most certainly have a mold inspection performed.
While it is almost always the tenant’s responsibility to pay for mold testing it is a cost worth paying. In the unlikely event that your landlord would be willing to pay for the inspection, they would not be required to share the results of the test with you. So really, you’d still have no idea about the health of your home. By paying for your own mold test, you are in control. You will have all the scientific data available to you. From there, you can proceed as necessary.
What Happens if I Have Mold in My Rental?
In Tennessee, like in so many places, landlords may be tempted to take the easy way out when treating mold infestations. Their immediate response will likely be to wipe it down and paint over it. This is definitely the wrong thing to do. Mold spores are microscopic, which means by the time you can see mold, you are looking at millions of mold spores, which is called a colony. If you wipe down these colonies, you are releasing those millions of mold spores into your air.
Mold is a complex problem that can be more far reaching than most people realize. For instance, mold spores can fly around and land on furniture. Therefore, taking potentially mold infested furniture from your old home to your new one, without having it cleaned, will only contaminate your new home.
I Live in An Old House, Does That Mean It Has Mold and Mildew?
Tennessee is full of beautiful old homes. And just because you live in one of them does not mean that you are more likely to get mold. In fact, most older houses were built better than the ones that are being built today. The materials are much better. For the most part, new construction is more about making a profit than it is about building a quality home that will withstand the tests of time, including mold.
The big thing that can be a cause for mold concern in old homes is your plumbing. When faucets start to leak, they welcome all kinds of mold, including Stachybotrys, more commonly called “black mold.” Moisture from your constantly leaking faucet or old, leaky pipes, can build up behind your walls. That could cause a massive, and potentially toxic, mold infestation. Even if you can’t see it or smell it, mold can be silently taking over your home and causing health problems that you don’t even realize.
Why Choose Mold Test USA?
There are many reasons to choose Mold Test USA for your mold inspection.
- Our team of certified and licensed mold testing & inspection assessors go through stringent testing they ever step foot in someone’s home.
- Mold Test USA is the only mold inspection company in Tennessee that works with biologists and microbiologists in dedicated labs.
- We utilize the latest in modern, cutting edge technology, allowing us to deliver the most accurate and reliable results.
- All we offer are mold testing and inspection services. There is no conflict of interest, which means you can trust the results you get from Mold Test USA.
- We offer you free, instant, no obligation quotes.
- Chattanooga, TN
- Clarksville, TN
- Knoxville, TN
- Memphis, TN
- Metropolitan Government, TN
- Murfreesboro, TN
- Nashville, TN
Tennessee Mold Laws
2003 Tennessee Laws Pub. Ch. 3S1 (H.B. S91)
Creates a special joint committee to study mold abatement in public schools, which must report findings and recommendations to the General Assembly no later than March 1, 2004.
Tennessee Code § 62-6-112
“Establishes Environmental and Special Construction as one of nine major construction classifications in which a contractor may apply for a license, and requires the state contractor licensing board to adopt rules establishing specialty classifications that are automatically included in licenses issued for major classification. Licenses may also be issued for specialty classifications alone. Regulations implementing the law (Tenn. Admin. Code 06S0-01-.16) establish mold remediation, asbestos material handling/removing, and lead paint abatement as specialty classifications under Environmental and Special Construction and require applicants to complete all training required by state or federal agencies and “”keep abreast of all applicable state and federal requirements.”
Tennessee Department of Health and Environmental Control
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