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Household Mold Testing and Removal: The Process

mold05Finding mold in your home can be incredibly frustrating and alarming if you aren’t sure what you’re dealing with and unsure of where to start.

We’ve all heard of the adverse side effects of mold and the potential health problems it can cause.

You’re probably wondering where to start if you’ve found mold and you might even be panicking, afraid of how it’s affected you and your family’s health.

Luckily you’ve come to the right place.

And no, you don’t need to abandon your house and move because you found some mold.

Keep reading for some tips on where to start.

Household Mold Testing

If you’ve found mold, you can call professionals to come out and take a look. They’ll test your home for mold.

Mold testing in your home is most often done by pulling air samples that are analyzed at an independent laboratory. This is called Air Testing or Air Sampling.  

Another method is lift sample testing, which is done by taking a special type of tape that is placed on a surface and removed to see if any mold spores are lifted from the surface. Afterwards, the sample is sent to a lab to determine the level of mold found.

If the laboratory finds elevated levels of mold, a plan will then be devised specifically based on the findings.

Household Mold Removal

Mold removal can be done on your own but we only recommend that if the area of mold found is smaller than 10 square feet. If it’s any larger than that, you risk the chance of mold spores being shuffled around and landing on other food sources within your house.

This is where we come in.

We use containment and air filtration systems that help prevent the mold from spreading to other parts of your house during the removal process.

Calling the Professionals

We understand that finding mold can be alarming.

However, it’s a situation where it’s OK for you to take a little bit of time to determine what the right steps are for you and your family. Our team of trained and certified professionals are more than willing to come out and take a look at your house and answer any questions you might have. If anything, we’ll be able to help alleviate some fears and what’s better than that? Give us a call today and see if we can help!

 

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