Mold Inspection and Testing
Mold is a type of fungus that thrives in moist, warm conditions. Mold is a pervasive organism, capable of growing in seemingly inhospitable environments and traveling great distances by means of spore production – tiny protective sacs incredibly adept at surviving. It is perhaps not surprising then that mold has been around since the dawn of time and plays a critical roll in Earth’s ecosystem¸ through the breakdown of dead and decomposing material. Indeed, mold is a very efficient biological recycler! Without it, plant and animal waste would build up, and we would quickly be overrun.
This seemingly innocuous organism can have devastating consequences if left unchecked. A fast growing and pervasive agent adept at growing in many environments, it has developed unique and key abilities that allow it to infiltrate and produce in our homes and buildings.
Mold can enter your home through vents, open windows and doors, and through the use of cooling and heating systems. They are capable of adhering to people’s clothes, pets, and shoes to be carried indoors.
Many areas in today’s modern building provide the perfect breeding ground for mold colonies. Sources of moisture are plenty and can be from washing, cooking, leaks in plumbing or condensation, to unserviced air-humidifies. Office buildings are also susceptible, as mold is keen to grow on paper, wood products, and ceiling tiles
Mold often appears as a fuzzy stain and comes in a variety of colors. Even without visible evidence of growth, mold may still be present creating a distinct musty smell.
Consequences of Mold Contamination
Molds release small spores into the air. When produced indoors, these spores quickly accumulate and can have serious health consequences when inhaled. These spores are small enough that when inhaled they penetrate deep into the lungs. Consequently, it may not be surprising that molds are common and important allergens negatively impacting air quality and posing a risk for the development of a range of illnesses, varying from mild to life-threatening, with the potential for permanent damage. Individuals may experience throat irritation, nasal stuffiness, shortness of breath, and coughing or wheezing. Those with more severe reactions may develop serious lung infections and even neurological disorders including memory loss. Aside from harm to a person, mold can cause untold property damage requiring costly repairs.
Importance of Mold Inspection and Testing
Due to the fast-growing and pervasive nature mold should not be allowed to grow unchecked indoors. Professional cleanup is required to ensure that all sources of mold have been effectively eliminated to prevent the incidence of reoccurrence and to ensure that air quality has been returned to a level safe for human habitation. For these reasons it is imperative that mold concerns be handled promptly, safely, and professionally. If mold growth is suspected call BioSolutions Inc. today to discuss your mold remediation options. BioSolutions can identify if there is mold present through one of our certified mold inspectors and provide solutions to resolve it in a timely and cost-effective manner. Bio Solutions performs inspection and testing services in both home and business settings.
Bio Solutions Inc. Mold Testing and Inspection Services
If you have or suspect that you have a mold contamination problem contact us right away or visit our mold remediation page for more details. It is essential to have your mold remediation process handled by a certified mold inspector to ensure the safety of inhabitants and complete removal of the fungal infestation. At Bio Solutions Inc. we have a highly trained and specialized team of certified mold inspectors who will be able to assess for the presence of fungal contaminants and determine underlying moisture intrusion as well as the extent of structural damage. Our team members have professional certifications including Certified Mold Inspector (CMI), and Certified Mold Remediation Contrator (CMRC) among others
We understand at BioSolutions Inc. the value of your time. As such a team member can perform the inspection at your earliest convenience. The inspection usually takes a couple of hours, and the cost will be deducted from the remediation should you choose to use Bio Solutions Inc. for your mold remediation needs.
Samples taken during the inspection will be sent to an entirely independent laboratory specialized in mold testing. This will confirm both the presence of the contaminant and species of molds present. With over 100,000 species of mold, it is crucial to determine the type as this allows us to classify the mold, assess potential health risks to occupants and determine the most effective course of action to remediate the building effectively. Inspection and testing include testing air quality, collecting surface samples, and the use of state of the art thermal imaging techniques to detect moisture and sources of leaking.
Once the mold inspection has been completed, you will then be provided with a written report outlining the findings of the mold inspection, along with recommendations as to the course of action custom tailored to meet your needs. A copy of the lab report will be included in the package.
As the forefront pioneer and provider of biohazard remediation services, we make every attempt to go beyond the typical inspection standards and practice. We strive to provide you with the most comprehensive inspection possible. We are dedicated to ensuring the highest level of quality and integrity for all our services.
Contact us today to schedule a Mould Inspection