Mold Testing and Mold Removal Newton-Wellesley, MA
Mold is a fungus that travels through the air and can settle into your carpets, walls, tiles, and virtually everywhere. It thrives in moist, dark, and warm areas and if left untreated, can cause extensive damage to your health and your building. Mold can form in as quickly as within 24-48 hours in its most ideal circumstance for growth. If you find mold on your property it is important that you call us.
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A Certified Mold Inspector (CMI) is a specialist who has been professionally trained to assess both the presence of microbial contamination and the source of any underlying moisture intrusion. The CMI certification recognizes the Certified Mold Inspector as having exhibited a proficiency of knowledge required to perform a professional microbial assessment, identify underlying moisture problems, properly perform air and surface samples and interpret the results.
The two most effective detectors for mold testing, are your eyes and your nose. Mold can appear in different colors. When looking for mold, you might want to first look at each individual water source at your location. Did you find mold damage? Did you find water damage? Aircare-Services is your one-stop-shop for all your environmental needs. We offer various methods of mold testing.
Air samples are taken with spore traps and an air pump. These are used to take samples of air from general areas or cavities behind walls. The air samples collected inside a residence or business will be compared to an outside sample that serves as a baseline. Having a control makes our report legally binding and normal levels of mold exist in every indoor environment. Seeing what is normal for your area allows us to prove that there are indeed issues that need to be dealt with. Surface swabs or tape lifts are used when visible mold growth is present. Some species of mold are not easily airborne including the dreaded black toxic mold. That is why collecting these swabs is highly recommended as well.
Breathing in elevated levels of mold on a regular basis from living or working in a building with toxic mold growth is nothing any individual should have to experience. While it may seem like a silly topic, more and more evidence of the negative health effects of mold are coming out every day. Symptoms are often similar to allergies not only in how it makes people feel but also because not all people are impacted equally. So do not write off someone else’s complaints simply because you do not notice the same things.
There’s a misconception that mold can only make you sick if you accidentally ingest it. In reality, you don’t have to have direct skin contact with a mold colony to expose yourself to health risks. Mold spores tend to fly around the area where the colony is, allowing them to land on your skin and get inhaled. Here’s a list of negative effects that your health can suffer when you’re heavily exposed to mold spores: