What are the health risks of mold?
Molds produce mycotoxins that are known to affect people that have asthma, as well as people who have no history of asthma. Certain species of molds can produce symptoms similar to hay fever.
Who should get an IAQ/mold test?
If you are buying a home, a mold test can indicate whether there is a moisture problem, and potentially a mold problem, or if you have health/asthma concerns.
If you have visible mold, you have a moisture problem that needs to be remediated. After remediation, then you should do an IAQ/mold follow-up test.
If you have moisture areas, but no visible mold, you should do an IAQ/mold test in the rooms where the moisture is, since mold can grow in areas that are not visible.
If you are having breathing issues in your house, you may want to do an IAQ/mold test.
What is included in the IAQ/Mold testing?
We offer an IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) test, which checks for mold spores in the air, and compares the inside spore count to the outside spore count.
Swab Testing is also available to determine if staining observed is mold.
For more information regarding Mold Testing, please call our office at 866-866-6700 or visit the EPA’s website.