Mold Inspection & Testing in the Sacramento Region
As long as we still use water frequently in homes and public spaces, the presence of mold is almost inevitable. Like VOCs and smoke, molds can affect the quality of air people breathe and also make the environment unpleasant.
Mold thrives in damp, darkish, wet, and generally warm environments. When circumstances are ideal and favorable, they multiply swiftly, expand, and disperse, sending spores into the atmosphere. Mold spores can subject you to pathogenic bacteria, which can cause a widespread number of medical conditions - from respiratory problems to a compromised immune system.
In addition to Mold Testing in Roseville and Sacramento itself, we also provide many other testing services in the surrounding cities of Rocklin, Woodland, Lincoln, El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Stockton, Orangevale, Fair Oaks, Davis, Elk Grove, Carmichael, Lodi, Rancho Cordova and Arden Arcade.
As well as Mold Testing in Sacramento, we also provide several other air quality testing services such as VOC Testing, Commercial Indoor Air Quality Testing and even Tobacco Residue Testing.
This article will explain why mold testing is essential, what causes mold build-up, and when to test for mold. Also, it will explain the importance of mold testing.
But before we go into details, let's cover with what mold is.
What is a Mold?
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Mold is a fungus bloom that mostly appears on moist surfaces. It can spread very fast and has a great negative impact on your immediate surroundings and the air you breathe. Warm and damp surfaces are the typical breeding ground for mold.
Under the right circumstances, mold can grow faster, disperse, and circulate by spreading spores into the surroundings. Infectious diseases brought on by contact with mold in private or public places may compromise the body's immune system, making it prone to infections or respiratory problems.
What Causes Mold Buildup?
Mold is one of many negative environmental issues that arise due to these:
Damp surfaces can breed mold over time. When residual water from faulty faucets, sinks, and toilets remains on a surface without being wiped, mold can quickly start to grow.
When the air is damp and humid, mold might start to form on the walls and all kinds of surfaces. As they release spores, the air gets more contaminated, and their growth skyrockets.
What is Mold Testing?
Generally, mold testing means collecting a sample of air in an environment susceptible to mold and sending it to an authorized laboratory to test for mold. In addition, a mold inspector can also visit the location prone to mold and examine the air or surface to determine what category of mold is present and if the mold is likely to continue spreading.
Techniques Used in Mold Testing
The three testing techniques listed below are the two most widely used techniques used in mold testing:
1. Collating an air sample to accumulate spores, then sending it to an authorized testing lab for tests.
2. Using a sterile swab to scrape the affected surface and place it safely in a test tube. Or by extracting a piece of the suspected material (such as wall, clothing items, floor coverings, etc.) and putting it securely in a sterilized bag.
Importance Of Mold Testing
If you have any areas of your home or even a commercial building, that has standing water you should immediately suspect you may have mold. In that situation you should consider testing for mold. You can do this effectively by contacting a reliable and certified mold testing agency to test for mold in your environment. The air you breathe, both within and outside your home, impacts your overall health and comfort.
When To Test for Mold
You should test for mold when:
* There is significant visible mold growth in your house or workplace.
* The interior air of your environment is damp.
* There are damp stains present in your surroundings.
* Your entire house has a musty scent.
* A nearby person who is allergic to mold is exhibiting signs.
* Home inspectors identify moisture and mold problems.
How We Carry Out Mold Testing in Sacramento
When you contact us, our mold experts will use the most effective techniques to test for mold. Based on the severity of the mold breakout, we might employ a combination of procedures.
The techniques comprise:
Air sampling enables us to estimate the mold spores available in the air, which aids in figuring out the degree of the outbreak.
Scraping the suspected surface helps us to establish whether mold is present and to identify the kind of mold.
Ambient Control Testing
We may also obtain air from another location where mold is not believed to exist and use it for comparison.
After the inspection, you will get a comprehensive report from an unbiased, certified lab. Our reports are clear, simple, and straightforward to read. Study the results once you receive them, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
In addition, we advise you to speak with your doctor about the potential effects of the mold on your health and your indoor environment, irrespective of mold exposure levels.
Why You Should Hire Us for Your Mold Testing
We assume that you will be uncertain about which agency to hire for mold testing because there are other mold testing firms in Sacramento. By selecting us, you'll be doing the right thing because:
We Are Industry Professionals
Compared to most new agencies, we have a broader knowledge of mold testing because we have been in the industry for over 20 years.
We only undertake mold testing - we don't do any of the remediation or removal. This is important because we are completely frank about your results. If you engage a mold remediation company to test for mold, they will have a strong bias to ‘find’, or at least exaggerate, any signs of mold. Let’s be honest here – it would be in their own interest to ‘over-estimate’ the cost of remediation for the simple reason it will be to their own financial benefit.
We are constantly available. You are welcome to reach out to us from 7.30 am until 7.00 pm 7 days a week.
We Assurance Complete Accuracy of Our Lab Results
Making decisions about how to respond to our findings is easier for you because we operate as an impartial party with no financial stake in detecting mold.
We are part of the Pro-Lab Partners Professional Program, and we promise all our technical work to be of the highest degree of accuracy.
Pro-Lab is the leading provider of environmental testing services in the world. Pro-Lab offers testing services for mold, and many other toxic particles and is operated by Certified Indoor Air Quality Professionals. They are registered clinical laboratory technicians and their laboratories have the knowledge and proficiency to help in most environmental investigations.
We Possess Credibility and Expertise
We operate a professional service and perform independent mold testing devoid of bias.
We Are Honest and Dependable
While some mold testing firms may provide vague results, we provide valid and reliable results. Our previous clients attest to this, and you can check some of our hundreds of 5-Star reviews here.
When evaluating if there is a mold breakout in your home or workplace, do not rely on assumptions. We are the go-to agency for mold testing in the Sacramento and the surrounding area.
Call us now, and let's perform the tests and provide you with an accurate report, so you can make the required adjustments to get rid of mold from your home or workplace.