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Mold Testing Grand Rapids

When Should A Mold Inspection And Indoor Air Quality Testing Be Considered?

Mold Testing Grand RapidsFor all of human history, we have relied on our senses to warn us of danger, and keep us safe. In our modern day world, this still proves to be true. The first step in identifying a mold problem is generally a moldy smell. Never ignore mold odors, even if you can’t see any mold. It is important to thoroughly inspect your home before any existing mold problems get worse. A mold inspection and mold test can reveal whether there is an elevated mold level, and where it is located in your house. Although most of the time you won’t see the existing mold, your body’s symptoms may reveal you have a problem. Many cases have happened in which a patient has a health issue that they do not know the cause of but seems to be related to mold symptoms (headaches, coughing, sneezing, etc). This will often be associated with being in a certain room. A mold inspection and test may help to confirm suspicions that a mold problem exists, and the problem can be quickly fixed to ensure you don’t experience further health problems. Schedule your Mold Testing Grand Rapids Today!

On the other hand, if visible mold growth is present, sampling is unnecessary, and you just need to get it cleaned by a mold professional. However, surface sampling may be useful to determine if an area has been adequately cleaned or remediated after a mold problem has been inspected and fixed. In any case, sampling for mold should be conducted by professionals who have experience in sampling methods and interpreting any results. Schedule your Mold Testing Grand Rapids Today!

Water problems have resulted in mold growth in a specific area, but that doesn’t mean you need a mold inspection. If, for example, a roof leak has resulted in moldy ceiling tiles, then fixing the roof leak and replacing the ceiling tiles may be all that is necessary. Often times, the solution is as simple as that. However, you should also consider testing for mold when there have been plumbing leaks or water issues and there is a suspicion that elevated mold may exist in the air and/or behind walls. Schedule your Mold Testing Grand Rapids Today!

If your house has previously been affected by mold, it may be wise to verify that all sources of moisture have been successfully stopped and that no residual mold growth has been left after a known water and mold problem has been fixed. On this note, if you are planning on renting or purchasing a new home, it is important to get a mold inspection to confirm that there is not an existing moisture or mold problem. Schedule your Mold Testing Grand Rapids Today!

You’ll receive next day results from a certified laboratory and an easy to understand report emailed to you within 24 hours of the inspection. We offer a MOLD SEEK inspection where we search out areas of potential mold growth and take direct samples or air samples to best diagnose the environment and give recommendations on steps to take next. Schedule your Mold Testing Grand Rapids Today!

Check out our FAQ below to learn more about mold and the importance of air quality testing.

WHAT IS MOLD, AND WHY IS IT HARMFUL?

Mold is a type of fungi that grows together in a specific thread-like structure. As mold grows, it releases spores into the air. Those spores are toxic for humans to breathe or eat.

WHAT IS BLACK MOLD?

Black mold is a common name for the kind of mold you’d most likely find growing in areas with heavy water damage. If your house has recently been damaged by a severe storm or a burst pipe, it might be a prime environment for black mold.

Black mold is extremely toxic and can cause severe health problems to people who are exposed to it. Our air quality testing actively searches for black mold.

HOW DOES MOLD GET INTO MY HOUSE?

Mold is a type of fungi that grows together in a specific thread-like structure. As mold grows, it releases spores into the air. Those spores are toxic for humans to breathe or eat.

HOW CAN I PREVENT MOLD GROWTH?

You can prevent mold growth by controlling the amount of moisture in your home and by regularly cleaning your space. When you call Veteran Inspections & Services for air quality testing, we’ll give you advice on how to prevent mold growth on your property.

HOW DOES MOLD GET INTO MY HOUSE?

Mold and fungi spores are always present in the outside air. As your HVAC system circulates outside air into your home, those spores move along with it. The spores sometimes find dark, damp areas in your home to latch onto and grow into mold grows together in a specific thread-like structure. As mold grows, it releases spores into the air. Those spores are toxic for humans to breathe or eat.

WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE WHO BREATHE IN MOLD, AND WHO IS MOST VULNERABLE TO ITS EFFECTS?

If you breathe in mold, you can develop all kinds of adverse health effects. Mold produces a toxin that irritates your lungs. Low exposure can cause a minor cough, while high exposure can cause severe breathing issues.

Children, the elderly and anyone with preexisting respiratory issues, like asthma, are especially vulnerable to the hazards of mold.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I FIND MOLD IN MY HOME?

If you find mold in your home, you need to contact a reputable inspection agency right away to assess the danger. Veteran Inspections & Services can handle your air quality testing with ease.

Contact us now to get started on your air quality testing. We’ll send an experienced inspector to your property immediately.

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