Unless you're a biologist, you probably don't look forward to finding mold. It's unpleasant, unsanitary, and causes health problems. Once mold starts to grow in your building, it won't stop. You have to get rid of all the mold. Otherwise, you've got a problem that can last for decades. The good news is that you can do something about it. Fixing the problem starts with mold testing. If you've got a home or building in Long Beach, mold testing is especially important. Let's take a closer look to find out why.
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Mold Testing Long Beach
Why get mold testing? Because Long Beach's weather makes it necessary. We love living and working near the beach, but the dampness from the sea gets into our homes and buildings. That sea breeze is amazing, but it gets into your house every time you open a door or window. If that dampness settles into your vents and walls, then it will activate mold spores and create a problem. We also get some dampness during the winter and a bit of humidity in the summer. If you've had a home or building in Long Beach for more than a few years, then it's time to test for mold.
Why else should you get mold testing? Because mold hides. Mold prefers dark and hidden places. You may have mold inside your walls, in your basement, and in your attic. A glance around your home or building won't tell you whether you have mold. A thorough testing process, however, will.
Who Should Get Mold Testing?
Who needs mold testing? Every home and building can benefit from mold testing once every few years, but some need it more than others. If you own a commercial building, you should absolutely have that building tested. Those who work in that building need a healthy environment. If someone in your home or building has allergies, asthma, or immunity issues, you should test for mold. Finally, if you're buying or selling a home or building, now would be a great time for mold testing.
My Home Has Mold. Now What?
If your mold tester found a lot of mold in your house, don't panic. First, if you used an unbiased mold tester (i.e. one that isn't connected to any remediation service), then he or she can offer advice on what to do next. For an extensive mold problem, you can hire a cleanup service. You can also prevent further mold by keeping your vents clean, using a dehumidifier, and making sure that the air in your house or building flows freely. As long as you start with testing, you'll be empowered to keep your spaces clean and safe.