13 May 2021

What Does Mold Testing Involve?


Mahwah NJ Mold Testing ServiceMold testing is performed by a professional who can detect the presence of mold, what type of mold, and how widespread the growth is. Black mold is generally visible, but airborne mold is not. Sometimes mold presents with an odor much like rotted wood. Testing is the first and very important step in determining if there is mold present in your home. The mold testing/mold removal discussion comes after testing has been done. Mold Testing NJ-NY is professional, reliable and experienced in detecting mold. We are located in Bergen County and provide mold testing services to Northern NJ and surrounding areas.


What Does Mold Removal Involve?


Mold removal is performed by a mold remediation service. Generally it is not a good idea for this service to be the same as the one that tested for mold. This presents a conflict of interest. The person who tests can give an unbiased report as to the presence of mold, what type and how widespread the problem is. The company that removes the mold can use the testing service’s findings and determine how to remediate. Separating the services is in your best interest.


Re-testing After Mold Removal


After mold has been removed from a home, it is important to have a “Post Mold Remediation Verification” test. This will give a homeowner peace of mind, knowing that any mold growth has been eradicated. This should be performed by a mold testing service, not by the mold removal service. Post Mold Remediation Verification is offered by Mold Testing NJ-NY. In some states, licensing is required for mold testing, thereby regulating the potential of fraud at the expense of the homeowner.


Mold Testing Can Prevent Health Issues


Mold can cause health problems and needs to be addressed if its presence is suspected. Mold Testing NJ-NY only tests for mold, we do not remove mold. We can detect the presence of mold, what type of mold it is, and how large the problem is. If the issue is serious we will recommend remediation. It’s a 3-step process – test, remediate, re-test. Our goal is to make your home safe, healthy, and free of mold. If you feel there might be mold present in your home, give us a call at (201) 658-8881.