Mold Inspections

Mold most commonly grows in bathrooms, basements, and anywhere else where there is dampness or water. Many types of mold we routinely encounter aren't hazardous to healthy individuals; however, too much exposure to mold may cause a worsening of such conditions as asthma, hay fever, or other allergies. Our mold inspection and testing services will alert you to possible mold problems in your current or potential house.

A thorough investigation of the premises may include the exterior and interior conditions. This may include water infiltration due to exterior surface penetrations, interior defects of the plumbing, heating or cooling systems. Test samples may be taken from suspect surfaces. Laboratory results of air samples may be required to identify the variety species and the magnitude of their presence inside the house.

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Mold FAQ

Mold is part of the natural environment. Outdoors, mold plays a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Mold reproduces by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. There are various types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture.

Mold is usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing. Mold has the potential to cause health problems. Mold produces allergens, irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances.

Allergic reactions to mold are common and include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash. Mold can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold.

It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors, but indoor mold growth can be controlled by controlling moisture and ventilation indoors. If there is mold growth in your home, you must sanitize the surfaces or remove the contaminated material. If you remove the mold without resolving the water problem, the issue most likely will return.

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