Mold Testing "Why and When"
A common question property owners ask is, “How often should I have my home tested?” This answer varies from home to home, but it is recommended to have your home tested about once a year. If however, you have a person with asthma or other breathing conditions in your home, it should be checked more often. Mold can cause serious complications in these cases. It is also important to have your home tested if you recently had any flooding. If you or others in your home have experienced health issues such as sinus infections, sore throats, headaches, or coughing, you should have your home inspected. Due to the fact mold spreads quickly, it is important to call for an inspection at the first sight of mold.
Homes are often affected by various types of mold. The most common types found by mold inspection specialists include aspergillus, cladosporium, and stachybotrys atra (aka black mold). Aspergillus is allergenic and is often found on foods and in air conditioning systems. Cladosporium looks like small spots and can grow on the back of toilets or air ducts. It is non-toxic, but can still cause allergic reactions. Black mold tends to grow on wood and drywall and is usually not found indoors. If any mold problem is found in your home, we also provide a mold remediation service.