17 Nov 2021

What Is The Professional Process Of Mold Testing?


Mahwah NJ Mold Testing ServiceThe EPA recommends that you call on a certified mold testing service to determine whether you have mold in your home. When you suspect the presence of mold, you will probably follow this advice. Mold Testing NJ-NY is a professional mold testing service with experience and qualifications. We are happy to explain the mold testing procedure in NJ and NY to homeowners.


The Process Involves 5 Steps


1. Visual Inspection


Visual Inspection is the beginning. This step is important for locating mold and where it originates. Mold can be hidden and invisible, but a visual inspection is essential. There is, however, more to the process.


2. Testing The Air


If mold spores are detected in the air, there is a mold problem in your home. Mold spores can cause illness, and sometimes severe allergic reactions.


3. Surface Testing


Swab or tape samples from surfaces are sent to a lab for analysis.


4. Bulk Testing


There may be a wider area of unidentified mold. This means taking a piece of carpet from the floor, or a tile or paint sample from the wall or ceiling for analysis by a lab.


5. Culture Testing


Sometimes the type of mold found cannot easily be identified. This means taking a sample and allowing it to expand into a larger culture in order to more readily identify it.


Do-It-Yourself VS Professional


The methods used for mold testing can vary from company to company, but they usually have similar results. The biggest difference comes when you try to use a do-it-yourself kit instead of a professional service. When mold has been uncovered in your home, it is essential to know the root cause of the problem. If you don’t address the initial source of the mold, it will probably keep coming back, even after remediation.


We Know Where To Look, And What We are Looking At


For NJ and NY homeowners with mold problems, Mold Testing NJ-NY offers a thorough and professional investigation. We are experienced in mold detection and testing, and have the tools needed for collecting samples. Mold spreads and can affect the Indoor Air Quality in your home. In some cases it can cause illness. Our team inspects and tests for mold, we do not remediate the issue. We do recommend corrective measures when we think they are necessary. The professional mold testers at Mold Testing NJ-NY are happy to share their expertise and help restore your home to the healthy, active and happy environment you are accustomed to. Give us a call at (201) 654-8881 today for a mold test.