At Connecticut Mold, we want to keep your home safe and healthy for your family. Whether you have recently experienced some health issues, you just purchased a new home, or your home has experienced a flood, leak, or natural disaster, our qualified technicians can assess your home for mold.
Why Mold Assessment Important?
There are many good reasons to have your home assessed for mold, but none is as important as your health and the health of your family members. No one wants to live in a home where they are sucking in mold every day; prolonged exposure to airborne mold spores can be harmful, causing respiratory issues, headaches, and itchy, water eyes. Ongoing health problems could be a result of mold in the air, or on household surfaces. Having an assessment completed by the experts at Connecticut Mold will let you know definitively if you have a mold issue to address, and the extent of the issue. Or imagine your relief at learning that your home is not infested with mold growth—just knowing that your home’s indoor air is safe and healthy can have you breathing a sigh of relief—both literally and figuratively!
Another reason to have a mold assessment is when you are buying a new home. While the previous owners may never have had any complications from mold growth, a thorough evaluation will uncover any spots that may be problematic. Areas such as behind a refrigerator, a washing machine, or a dishwasher can hide small leaks which can usher in mold growth. The spot under the kitchen or bathroom sink, the flashing or wood underneath roofing tiles, and the drywall surrounding skylights are all susceptible to harboring moisture and mold. Mold can even form inside your heating and air conditioning units; it’s anywhere you find water or condensation.
If your home has suffered a plumbing or roof leak, has experienced a flooded basement, or has an eroded foundation due to water build up, a professional mold assessment will determine whether or not mold has accumulated, even if it is not yet visible. Mold can collect either on the outside or the inside of your home, on doors, windowsills, drywall—essentially, anywhere there’s water and humidity, there’s mold. The sooner it is addressed, the better because unattended mold will multiply and eventually destroy the material on which it is growing. Mold will continue to exist and grow until you address the moisture issue.
You may notice some clues that your home has experienced mold growth, including water stains, musty odors, warped flooring or baseboards, or even the appearance of mold itself. If you have visible mold, you may be tempted to run down to the nearest hardware store to administer your own mold test but taking a sample of it yourself could involve some risks. Without even knowing it, you may disturb mold spores and introduce them into your air space, and you could ingest these spores. Instead, when you suspect your home has mold, contact the professionals at Connecticut Mold to confirm your suspicions, assume the risks, and eliminate the guesswork. Note, too, that even if your home previously had mold growth and it was removed, you may want to have it re-examined, especially if you think the mold is back. To effectively stop the mold from reoccurring, you will have to remove the affected material and remove the source of the moisture. Remember that regardless of the amount of mold or the type of mold, it will need to be carefully removed to prevent further contamination. Ventilation is key when removing mold.
Full Service Assessment At Your Door!
Connecticut Mold employees are specialists in their field, taught to inspect your home for mold by utilizing state-of-the-art sampling methods, equipment, and results determination. As licensed mold technicians, we will provide a thorough evaluation of your home and evaluate the amount of mold and the type of mold that is present. By using a moisture reading sensor, we can find the areas of your home where the leaks are occurring and that may be harboring condensation.
Additionally, our assessors are trained to look for evidence of past water leaks and previous mold infestations, which could lead to structural damage. We take surface samples off of furniture, fixtures, and other hard surfaces and then conduct a series of air sample tests. These tests are conducted in various parts of your home, over the scope of a few days to get accurate readings of mold strains and concentration levels.
At Connecticut Mold, we are dedicated to providing you with a comprehensive mold assessment. Through our years of experience and expertise, we are able to evaluate your home for mold and then offer the necessary solutions to help you love your home again. Don’t take chances with your home’s air quality, its structural integrity, or even its appearance—let the pros at Connecticut Mold set your mind at ease.