Protect Your Family’s Health: Benefits of Mold Testing
Oftentimes, mold can be lurking where it isn’t visible, inside of walls, behind or under cabinets or even in your furniture and clothing. Professional mold testing is the best way to be sure that any infestation is detected. Many people are unaware of the harmful effects and health complications than can arise from exposure to mold. But some of what they consider to be allergies are, in fact, a reaction to the airborne mold spores in their home or workplace. For instance, here are some of the symptoms of mold sensitivity that may indicate that your Ellenton home or business has a mold problem:
- Stuffy or runny nose, post nasal drip
- Itchy eyes and throat
- Watery eyes
- Dry, scaly skin
- Painful, stiff joints
Symptoms vary from person to person and can range from mild to severe. People with asthma are especially sensitive to mold. To avoid these health effects, a mold testing service by a Certified Mold Assessor is the best option.
Mold Testing Services: Protecting Your Property
The elevated presence of mold indicates a moisture or humidity problem that can cause damage. In addition, mold can leave unsightly stains and odors that are costly to remove. To avoid any further damage to your home, it’s best to contact a Certified Mold Assessor as soon as you suspect a mold problem.
A Certified Mold Assessor can locate potential problem areas and help you avoid developing further mold problems. Warm, moist, humid environments are the best places to look for mold. Areas that are damp from leaking pipes are an ideal spot for mold spores to grow. They aren’t particular about the type of surface and will grow on fabric, paper, or wood, to name a few. To help you and your family breathe clean, mold-free air, our services can include:
- Air Quality Testing
- Lift sampling
- Moisture inspection
- Pre-remediation sampling
- Laboratory report and Expert summary
- Certified Mold Inspector recommendations
- Protocols for Remediators
- Post-remediation sampling
It is important to note that we have no financial interest in and do not perform remediation or clean-up of mold. Our team is dedicated only to ensuring that your family and property are mold-free.
Our Testing Procedures: What to Expect
When we come to inspect your Ellenton home or business, you can expect a thorough analysis conducted by our skilled and certified professionals. Here’s a brief description of what our process includes:
Preliminary walkthrough inspection -The Assessor will perform a visual inspection and use an infrared camera and/or moisture meter to detect areas where moisture content could result in mold issues and determine which areas should be sampled.
Air and surface sampling – We will take air and/or surface samples as necessary. A general minimum to expect is 2 indoor samples and 1 outdoor which is always necessary for a baseline.
Laboratory testing – You can be assured that our tests are objective and accurate. The samples we collect are tested by one of the top providers of environmental laboratory testing services. Our results are not influenced by any financial interests in detecting mold.
Documented test results – All test results are documented with individual identification numbers so they can be used as legal proof, if needed. The results are available within 1 business day after testing.
Report summary – Your lab report will be accompanied by a summary to help explain the lab report.
Protocol – An additional optional service we offer is a written protocol, which is a set of instructions for the remediation company to follow to correct the mold issue properly.
Post remediation testing – If remediation is necessary, we are available to conduct a final assessment to ensure that the mold level has decreased sufficiently.
If you live in the Ellenton area and have reasons to believe your property has mold issues, please contact us today Expert Mold Test 727.321.9296.