What Do The Professionals Do?
For mold testing the EPA recommends you hire a certified mold testing professional. Knowing how the mold testing process is done will probably make you want to follow this advice. Mold Testing NJ-NY is an experienced mold testing company, and we will happily explain the process so that you know what to expect.
It’s a 5 Step Process
1. Visual Inspection
Testing begins with a visual inspection. This is important for finding the mold and where it originated. Mold is sometimes hidden in hard-to-see areas, so while a visual inspection is essential, there is more to testing for mold.
2. Air Testing
Mold spores in the air are a sign of mold issues in your house. They can cause illness for the inhabitants.
3. Surface Testing
Surface testing would include swab samples or tape samples from surfaces that are sent to a lab for analysis.
4. Bulk Testing
This is when there is a large area of mold that cannot be identified. This usually involves taking a piece of carpet, drywall or tile from your home and sending it to a lab for analysis.
5. Culture Testing
Often the type of mold found is not clearly identified. This involves obtaining a sample and letting it grow into a larger culture in order to discover its identity.
Although the methods and tools used for mold testing may vary from company to company, the biggest difference is between do-it-yourself kits and professional service. A certified mold testing professional will help you understand the risks of mold. Also, when mold has been discovered and remediated, it is important to deal with the root cause of the mold problem. If the initial source of the mold is not identified and taken care of, the mold will keep returning.
Call on the Experts
If you live in NJ or NY and think you have mold issues, call Mold Testing NJ-NY for a thorough investigation. An experienced mold testing service has access to the tools necessary for collecting samples. Mold spreads without notice and affects the indoor air quality of your home. It can cause illness. Our team inspects for mold, we do not remediate the problem. We do recommend corrective procedures when deemed necessary. Let the professionals at Mold Testing NJ-NY share their expertise and help guide you in the process of restoring your home to a happy, healthy environment. We can be reached at (201) 658-8881.