Mold can be commonly found in both residential and commercial properties. Regardless of how good the structural design is, preventing mold growth can be challenging. Mold is often hidden from sight, and you may not know it's present until the problem gets out of control.
That's why it's a good idea to occasionally conduct home and office mold testing to detect mold before it starts spreading and causing health problems to your family or employees. And since relying on DIY test kits is highly ineffective, it's best to contact a professional mold detection company near you for such services.
Mold testing services are useful for both home and business owners. If you have a home or a business space, you should ensure there is no mold. Mold growth can compromise the air quality and can trigger respiratory reactions in the inhabitants that are much costlier to manage than mold testing and remediation services. And let's not forget that the loss of productivity due to mold in a business environment is never a good thing.
Testing for mold is also often done by realtors. Mold not only lowers a property's resale value but presents a health hazard to the buyer and can even cause structural damage to the house. As more people become aware of the dangers of mold, performing a mold assessment when purchasing a new home is becoming standard practice today.
Mold inspection and testing could be done periodically as a preventative measure, but if you start noticing signs of mold, then the urgency of this service becomes crucial. When mold is just starting to colonize, it may be hidden from sight behind the drywall or other inaccessible areas. But once the colony spreads and gets severe, you will likely see discoloration on the wall, and colored patches on the floor, ceiling, or other affected surfaces.
Other clear signs that you need mold testing services include the following:
These are just some of the signs that indicate you need to find a mold inspector to confirm your suspicion. Don't wait until it is too late because toxic black mold can have dire consequences.
Mold testing is done by certified mold specialists to identify if your property is infested with mold. And if your property has mold, testing helps identify the type of mold present and provides recommendations on how to get rid of mold safely and effectively. Here's what a typical mold detection process entails:
A mold specialist will collect samples from the air or suspected surfaces. Special equipment and tools such as pumps, cassettes, and mold tapes are used in the process. You may also be asked if you noticed any signs of mold to collect more data.
The collected mold samples are then sent to an independent laboratory for testing. The sample analysis at the lab will confirm if your property has mold or not. If mold is found, the specific type of mold will be identified and the extent of the mold infestation will be documented.
Identifying the type of mold is important because some types of black mold are highly toxic. And knowing about their presence will not only help keep your family safe from mold exposure but also aid in creating a more effective remediation plan.
Once the results come back from the laboratory, we will provide a report detailing the findings. The content often includes the type of mold, a mold remediation plan, and tips on how to prevent reoccurrence. This detailed report and action plan are included in the total cost of mold testing.
Baltimore Carpet & Upholstery is a professional home and office mold testing service provider with years of experience. We offer certified mold inspection and testing services that will leave no mold undetected. Call us at 410-505-8079 for a guaranteed timely response and professional services at the most competitive rates.