Mold Testing & Mold Inspection in Washington
Washington gets a lot of rain, does this increase my chances of getting mold?
Washington does get a lot of rain. And I’m sure you already suspect a higher chance of getting black mold, toxic mold, and increase the chances of mold and mildew as well. Well I guess that would make perfect sense. Especially considering that it is in the top five states in the country when it comes to mold issues. Black mold, toxic mold, and mildew all need moisture in order to live. Notice I said moisture, not water. Mold needs three things in fact in order to survive. It needs oxygen, a food source, and moisture. Now because there is a lot of moisture in Washington, that doesn’t necessarily mean there is mold in every house.
As long as your house is climate controlled, and there are no leaks in the roof, or around the window sills etc. you shouldn’t have any problems. One thing to keep in mind though is that the basement or crawl space is responsible for 40% of the air you breathe inside of the house. That is why air quality testing is so important. Quite often people think to themselves, “at least I don’t live in the crawlspace or basement.” Well I guess that’s true, however if you have a mold issue in the crawlspace or basement it will get inside of the house.
Mold spores are completely microscopic therefore you can’t even see it with the naked eye. The only way you can actually see mold with the naked eye, is if it is formed into a mold colony. A mold colony consists of millions of mold spores piled on top of each other. That is why it’s not advised to wipe down the colony. If you do wipe down black mold, toxic mold, or even mold and mildew. You are actually releasing millions of mold spores into the air and now everyone is breathing it.
If you suspect mold in your Washington home, do not delay call Mold Test USA
Should I Get Frequent Mold Testing?
Washington does have a high moisture content. Again that does not mean that it is inside of your house. But whether you live in Washington or anywhere else in the country you should have mold testing done at least once a year. Just to be on the safe side.
You don’t have to see visible mold for there to be a mold problem. Mold likes to hide inside of walls, in the ceiling, under the sink, behind the washer and dryer etc. It hides in places that is difficult for even a mold inspector to detect a lot of times. So it is always a good time to have mold testing done. If nothing else it will give you a piece of mind. If you have children, elderly people, or immune deficient people living in your home, mold testing is crucial.
Mold affects children a lot of times quicker than adults. A child’s immune system is generally not a strong as a young adult. An elderly person’s immune system is unfortunately not as strong as a middle-aged persons immune system would be. If you or someone in your family is suffering from allergies, sinus problems, headaches, upper respiratory issues, skin problems, and or burning eyes etc., or if you have an illness that you feel may be related to mold…
Call a mold specialist at Mold Test USA today!
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