Mold Testing and Inspection
Testing and inspecting for mold can be a very stressful and scary situation for anyone. Some may try to fix the problem themselves with at home testing and remedies, but only manage to exacerbate the situation or not solve the problem completely. This is why it's best to let the professionals handle things.
Exercising Caution When Dealing With Mold
“Most people are aware of the term “black mold”. But most are not aware that there are many different types of mold that can look black. It is only through the highly accurate assessment work
and scientific analysis that we provide at Clear Environmental, that these “black molds” can be accurately identified.
Mold can be a veritable reason why you or your family are experiencing health problems like eye, nose and throat congestion or allergic reactions. Exposure to mold can produce symptoms immediately or delayed. Those with upper respiratory ailments like asthma can have more severe reactions. If the problem isn’t taken care of, it can irritate your symptoms, worsening them much more.
Even if you aren’t encountering any health reactions, the presence of mold can be distasteful enough. The unpleasant odor can not only be offensive but also permeate into clothing and furniture, causing an even larger problem. There are also cosmetic and possible structural damage that can occur. Mold can deteriorate drywall, insulation, wood or any other building materials.
Though mold exists all around us within the air, it can only grow with a consistent source of water or moisture, which is why we will not only be searching for mold but also water damage. We use special equipment to locate potential places where mold and water damage can be hidden within walls. Mold is most commonly found in bathrooms, kitchens and basements. Since mold can be present though not easily visible, smell is also an obvious indicator that may signal mold when it can’t be seen. An overall inspection of the entire area in question will be conducted to assess the severity of damage.
Following our inspection, we send the samples taken to be analyzed by microbiology laboratory. Sometimes, issues can be resolved with little effort and lower costs than expected.
Mold RemediationThe most important element that needs to be addressed is determining where the water source is so that moisture can be controlled. Once the source has been remediated, the mold will need to be removed. Wood, carpeting and drywall may need to be cut out and replaced and safely discarded.
Affected items such as furniture or clothing will need to be cleaned and sanitized to prevent cross contamination or further recurrence. The air may need to be filtrated as well. Lastly, the area may need to be reconstructed. This can include rebuilding of foundation, replacing flooring and painting.
Dealing with a mold situation can be frustrating and expensive if not handled correctly. If you appropriately manage it initially, you should be able to have peace of mind after.
For a consultation and to schedule an appointment contact us today at 772-245-8646