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How To Test For Mold

How To Test For MoldWhen you find mold in your home, it’s always important to have it tested, and to trust the testing process to the professionals. Testing any mold present in your home through air tests, surface samples, or bulk samples can help you to determine just what type of mold problem you’re working with, and this can allow you to take the necessary steps when it comes to ridding yourself of the mold once and for all. At AA Action Waterproofing, we take several different approaches when it comes to testing for mold within the home, and learning more about these processes can help you to better understand the entire mold eradication process and get your home mold-free once more.

One way that we test for mold at AA Action Waterproofing is through air tests, and these are used to determine if mold spores are present within the air as this often can pinpoint if there is mold problem present where one may not necessarily be seen. Mold can grow behind walls or in difficult to see or reach locations, and an air test can help us to determine if there is an unseen mold issue and just what type of mold may be causing it. Mold spores within the air can lead a person to experience respiratory distress, more frequent illness, dizziness, headache, and a myriad of other health conditions should the individual have a sensitivity to mold, or if the mold itself is considered toxic, and an air test can tell you if mold is present within the air as well as just how much mold you may be working with and its particular type.

If the mold in your home is visible, we may perform a surface test to determine what type of mold is present, and this can be done right alongside an air test as well. Often, when leaks in a basement area are present, mold will begin to grow along the walls or on surfaces within the area, causing a visible film or layer of growth easy to spot even with an untrained eye. In these instances, the mold may be travelling through the air as well as coming into direct contact with skin or belongings, and it’s important to know just what type of mold your family may be being exposed to.

While these are just two of the methods we use to test for mold in your basement or home, there are several more that could be deemed necessary depending on your particular instance of mold growth. The best way to avoid needing these tests is to waterproof your home before leaks or mold becomes a problem, and we at AA Action Waterproofing can make sure your home is mold free with our waterproofing services as well.

This entry was posted in Mold & Mildew on October, 31, 2014