MOLD TESTING

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Mold Testing

Molds are very common in buildings and homes. Mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding. Mold grows well on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery. Mold is found both indoors and outdoors. Mold can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold in the air outside can also attach itself to clothing, shoes, and pets can and be carried indoors. When mold spores drop on places where there is excessive moisture, such as where leakage may have occurred in roofs, pipes, walls, plant pots, or where there has been flooding, they will grow. Many building materials provide suitable nutrients that encourage mold to grow. Wet cellulose materials, including paper and paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, wood, and wood products, are particularly conducive for the growth of some molds. Other materials such as dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation materials, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery, commonly support mold growth. Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects, or none at all. Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can lead to symptoms such as stuffy nose, wheezing, and red or itchy eyes, or skin. Some people, such as those with allergies to molds or with asthma, may have more intense reactions.

 

Although we do not offer or provide mold inspections, we are happy to perform a swab test on any organic growth seen during the inspection if requested. The swab sample will be sent to a qualified environmental lab, Pro-Lab for testing. A lab analysis of the swab sample will confirm whether the organic growth is or is not mold. A copy of the lab analysis will be provided to the client. If mold is found in the home, you should seek counsel from a certified professional such as an industrial hygienist to determine the best way for removing and preventing mold in your home. This is a small price to pay to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. Whether you are buying, selling, or have been living in your house for some time, we highly recommend Mold Testing in your home. The Mold Testing report will include:

  • Lab results of swab sample or samples that were collected during inspection. 

  • Recommendation for removal and prevention if required. 

  • A quick turnaround after the test is complete and our Satisfaction Guarantee.

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