You may think that you only need mold testing if you can already see visual signs of mold – but that’s not the case. In fact, mold testing is usually required when you think there may be mold, but you’re unable to see any. Mold can hide inside walls, structural areas, and other parts of the house that may be difficult to check on your own.
So, you should consider mold testing when you smell mold, you think that there may be moisture issues in the home, or if you feel like the overall air quality inside a home is poor. These can all be indicators that mold may be present.
What’s The Process Like?
There are a few different ways to test for mold. An air test may be used to collect spores from inside the home, and send them in for testing in a laboratory, to check for the presence of mold.
In other cases, bulk samples may be taken. A piece of the affected area can be physically removed, and sent in for testing. Swab samples and tape samples may also be taken of the areas that may have mold present.
Mold testing gives you peace of mind, ensures that you’re buying a home without any serious mold problems. It protects you and your family from potentially-dangerous black mold and also helps identify other potential issues, like water leaks and flooding, that could also affect the structural integrity of the home. Schedule your appointment now, or contact us for more information.
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