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New Jersey Mold
Mold found in New Jersey includes hidden mold, visible mold, and airborne mold. Mold is present in its varied forms outside in the natural environment and serves a needed and necessary biological purpose. When mold is present inside a home, whether visible or invisible, concerns arise. While health issues may or not always be an issue, mold can reproduce and spread, causing structural issues and more. Understanding what types of mold exist and employing a Mahwah NJ mold testing service, like that of Certified Mold Testing, can ensure that your NJ home is both safe and healthy.
Types of New Jersey Mold
The four types of mold that can cause health issues include Alternaria, Aspergillus, Cladosporium, and Penicillium. These types of mold can be found in damp places (Alternaria loves to hide under the sink for example), of in fabrics and carpeting (Cladosporium and Penicillium). The reality is, however, that the actual type of mold is not always named in a test, rather its existence and how widespread its presence is. Bergen County Mold testing is essential to discover whether a home has mold, a precursor to remediation.
Hidden New Jersey Mold
Visible mold is the easy part of any mold inspection. This is where mold is literally visible to the naked eye. It is hidden mold that causes concern. Mold loves to stay hidden. Common places for hidden mold include inside walls, underneath flooring, in curtains, and in the ceiling. You may very well smell mold but not know where it is hiding. Airborne mold is another hidden mold. Whether you live in Teaneck, Fort Lee, Fairlawn, Garfield, Ridgewood, Paramus, or Bergenfield New Jersey, to name a few towns served by Certified Mold Testing, testing for mold, hidden, airborne or visible is necessary to maintain a healthy home.
Health Concerns for New Jersey Mold
Mold reproduces in the air. As a result these invisible mold spores are breathed in and out of the residents of a home. This is the most common way for mold to affect the health of people. While not all people are susceptible to health issues it is not uncommon for people to develop allergies. Asthma is another health concern. Mold inspections in Mahwah, Bergen County, Passaic County, Essex County, Sussex County, Hudson County, Morris County, and Union County, New Jersey.