Nobody wants to think about mold. Still, when it comes to mold testing, Long Beach residents know that it's better to be safe than sorry. Mold appears whenever a mold spore contacts moisture. Mold spores are everywhere, and in Long Beach, so is moisture.
The moisture from the sea means that mold spores have plenty of opportunities to sprout. If you own a home or a commercial building, testing can get help you keep that space clean and safe. First, though, read on to find out everything that you need to know about mold.
What If You Need Remediation?
If you have a mold problem in your home or building, you may need a remediation service. You can look for signs that you need remediation even before you get mold testing. Long Beach residents should look out for allergy and asthma symptoms. Mold can worsen breathing problems in people with these issues. Even those without allergies and asthma can experience mold-related health problems. Children, elderly people, and those with pre-existing health conditions are the most vulnerable. As a matter of fact, if your home includes anyone who falls into these demographics, it's a good idea to order a mold testing service every once in a while just to stay safe.
If your mold tester determines that you need remediation, you can hire an expert team to handle the problem.
What If You Don't Need Remediation?
What if you don't need remediation? The truth is that virtually all indoor spaces have mold and spores. Just because a home has some mold doesn't mean that it's enough to cause a problem. For that matter, not all molds are toxic molds. While some molds are hazardous to everybody's health, some of them are only a problem if you have a family member with an extreme mold allergy.
While that's definitely good news, the problem is that not all mold testers will tell you that. Some may offer remediation services whether you need them or not. There's an easy way to protect yourself, though. When looking for mold testing, Long Beach residents should find independent testers. Some mold testers don't offer remediation at all. Since they don't offer remediation, they can give you an unbiased, objective overview of whether or not you really need it. If you don't need remediation, an independent tester can keep you from spending money that you don't need to spend.
Should You Handle a Mold Problem on Your Own?
Should you take care of a mold problem by yourself? The short answer is no. You'll want testers and remediation experts who have tons of experience with mold. Wiping mold off of your shower curtain is one thing. Doing a deep search in your basement for toxic mold is another. When you hire professionals, they'll know how to protect themselves and you from mold-related harm while they do their inspections.
In addition to mold testing and indoor air quality testing in the Long Beach area, A-1 Certified Environmental Services also offers those same services in the Pomona, Burbank, South Gate, Carson, Santa Monica, Hawthorne, Whittier, Alhambra, Lakewood, Bellflower and Baldwin Park regions.
Mold Testing Long Beach
You have a lot of options when it comes to preventing mold. You can have your property waterproofed, for example. You might also use dehumidifiers and fans to keep your properties dry. Once you have your property tested for mold, your tester can offer advice that's more specific to your situation. Whatever you end up doing, as long as you learn your mold status and keep your property dry, you can protect yourself and others from harm.