A mold infestation is more than an inconvenience; it could be devastating to your finances, your health, and your home. Although the presence of a certain amount of mold in the air is normal, an elevated amount can lead to prolonged exposure and significant health risks. According to the Florida Department of Health, these health risks include nasal and sinus irritation or congestion, dry hacking cough, wheezing, skin rashes, and more. People with severe allergies to molds may have more serious reactions, such as hay fever-like symptoms or shortness of breath. Additionally, people with chronic illnesses or asthma, or people with immune system problems are more likely to get infections from certain molds.
You may be tempted to buy an at-home mold detection kit. However, this shortcut will eventually prove to be a waste of time and money. Mold samples that you take with at-home kits still need to be mailed to a laboratory, interpreted, and the results can often be misleading. Only a trained expert can identify the strains of mold and quantities that are problematic for your home or business occupants. Professional mold testing includes a comprehensive visual inspection that homeowners cannot properly conduct on their own.
If you are able to smell mold but not see it, have had recent water intrusion, or water damage, contact the experts at Expert Mold Test immediately. Moreover, you should consider having professional mold testing done at your Wesley Chapel home or business if:
- You are experiencing unexplained respiratory, sinus or other health issues issues;
- Your property has ever suffered plumbing leaks, leaks within the HVAC system, or sink or sewer overflow;
- There are visible signs of water-stained or discolored material like drywall, cabinetry, base moldings, grout, wood, or carpeted flooring;
- You are thinking of buying or selling a property.
Expert Mold Test is a licensed and expertly trained provider experienced in helping people identify and combat mold issues in their homes or offices. Our comprehensive testing includes initial evaluation (by physical inspection, infrared camera and moisture meter), air quality testing with certified laboratory analysis, and professional recommendations by a Certified Mold Assessor. In addition to testing for known concerns, we perform pre-purchase property inspections/testing to assure buyers that elevated mold is not present in the home. Trusting your home to us will provide peace of mind that we are taking care of you and your family.
Mold Testing Services
Since airborne molds are invisible to the naked eye, we use specialized equipment to evaluate your indoor environment for moisture issues and elevated mold. We send our samples to a Certified Laboratory for accurate analysis of spore identity and spore counts. This analysis can help accurately determine whether the mold counts are higher than acceptable levels. After lab results are in our hands, as quickly as one business day, we provide you with a detailed report of findings and our recommendations on what to do next. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff educates you on the concerns and dangers of mold growth in your home or business and outlines potential remediation options. If remediation is required, we suggest a re-test or clearance after the remediation in order to determine if the process was successful.
When deciding whether your Wesley Chapel home or business needs a professional mold test, take it from the United States EPA: “Sampling for mold should be conducted by professionals who have specific experience in designing mold sampling protocols, sampling methods, and interpreting results.” Expert Mold Test has the expertise to meet your needs. We give each client our personal attention to assist with your specific situation.
If you have reason to believe there are mold problems in your home or workplace, call us at 727-321-9296 for a consultation, or fill out our online contact form. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours.