Mold Inspections and Mold Testing
MOLD is not a BAD word, but mold spores can become a problem when they cause health issues or damage to homes. Molds are a natural part of our world and can be found everywhere. This is when a mold inspection (looking for mold and conditions conducive to mold growth) and air and surface sampling become necessary.
Is a mold inspection or test needed?
In most cases, according to the EPA, if visible mold growth is present, testing is unnecessary. The basic rule is, if you can see or smell it, take steps to eliminate the moisture source and remove the mold spores. It is critical the moisture source is identified and eliminated, or the mold will return. Although mold spores are always present in the indoor and outdoor air, the interior of a house, crawlspace, or attic can provide the ideal environment for mold spores to grow. Mold spores commonly grow in humid, warn and damp conditions where a food source exists such as dirt, dust, paper, wood, drywall, etc. Depending on the severity, if left untreated, mold growth can lead to rot, structural damage, and potential health issues for a home’s occupants.
When to call us?
- Musty odor is noticed
- Fungal growth is visible
- Discolored, weakened, or decayed wood conditions exist
- An occupant is predisposed to respiratory distress
- An occupant has allergies
- After mold remediation work is complete