“Mold” is definitely a four-letter word, especially when you find it has invaded your home. Mold spreads very quickly; often within twenty-four to forty-eight hours, so once you’ve spotted it, it’s already taken hold. It affects the air you breathe, the integrity of your home’s structure, and creates a pungent odor. Mold can grow on a variety of surfaces, including concrete, fabric, and wood, to name only a few, creating damage wherever it goes. The appearance of mold usually follows the accumulation of water, from a flood, a leak, or excess humidity in the air.
How is Mold Inspection Done?
If you see the mold, you may think you don’t need mold testing, but finding the hidden mold is more important so it does not have the opportunity to grow. Once you’ve witnessed the appearance of mold, it needs immediate attention. What if you had a water leak or a pipe burst, and you don’t see mold? More than likely, it’s still there, you just can’t see it. The mold spores can be circulating in the air you breathe, but you may never even see them. When you need professional mold testing in Connecticut, rely on the experts at Connecticut Mold to identify and treat mold spores that may be lurking in your home.
Connecticut Mold will evaluate your home for mold by taking environmental samples, including taking various surface samples, and also taking air samples from different areas of the home at separate times of the day. The surface tests will determine if mold has started to grow; the air samples will indicate whether the mold spores are airborne in your home. The air samples will help us determine the type of mold, the toxicity levels, and the actual number of spore levels in the sampled areas of your home. Oftentimes, mold will grow in areas of your home with the most moisture, like bathrooms and kitchens since these areas can experience plumbing and appliance leaks. Mold can also hide inside of walls, under flooring, in heating and cooling vents, and in attic crawl spaces–places not always visible to the naked eye, which is why professional testing is recommended.
How to Identify Mold?
A flood or leak is an obvious reason for professional mold testing, but there are other valid reasons to have your home checked. If you find mold in one area of your home, there’s an excellent chance it has spread to other areas. You may also notice a strong, musty smell—it could be associated with hidden mold and should be investigated. You may notice that condensation may form around windows in overly humid rooms, especially in Connecticut’s winter months. The area around the window is a breeding ground for mold and can cause major damage to the wood around your windows. In addition to structural issues, mold can also cause health problems. If members of your household are experiencing unexplained headaches, sore throat symptoms, or breathing issues, schedule a mold test by the experts at Connecticut Mold to ensure your family’s health.
Enlisting the assistance of Connecticut Mold to conduct a mold test if you experience water damage, excess humidity, or even suspect you may have mold in your home. Did you know having a mold test when you purchase a new home is a good idea, too? A general home inspection may not uncover the presence of mold, and since a home purchase is one of the largest purchases you will ever make, having a comprehensive mold test will keep your investment a sound one.
Whether you already own your home, or you are purchasing a home, you may have considered buying a do-it-yourself mold testing package. A DIY mold detection kit may seem like a money-saving idea, but it may wind up costing you more overall. Some strains of mold cannot be detected by the home tests, and our technicians at Connecticut Mold are specially trained to conduct the testing, using state-of-the-art equipment and procedures, guaranteeing an accurate and efficient inspection. Once the testing has been completed, the scope of work can be determined for mold removal.
Choose Connecticut Mold for Inspection Services!
There’s an old adage— “better safe, than sorry.” If you believe you may have mold forming in your Connecticut home, having a mold test will grant you either peace of mind or help you plan a mode of attack. Your health and the health of your family are too precious to ignore this problem, and the thorough, straightforward approach of a mold test from Connecticut Mold is just the answer you need. Remember this other old adage— “He who hesitates is lost”!
At Connecticut Mold, we are here to answer your questions regarding mold and mold testing. As the preeminent mold inspection company in Connecticut, our technicians have the expertise necessary to conduct mold testing, mold removal, and mold remediation. Don’t delay; mold moves quickly so schedule your mold test with Connecticut Mold today!