MOLD TESTING IN WEST HARTFORD
You may know that all homes have mold, but how do you know which type of mold your home harbors, and is it dangerous? Are potentially deadly mold spores circulating or, worse yet, growing in hidden spots around your family’s house? The best way to find out is to have a certified mold specialist from Connecticut Mold perform a comprehensive mold test on your West Hartford home!
Mold spores are everywhere—it’s just a fact of life. However, when those mold spores meet moisture—look out! Mold will start to colonize, grow, and cause destruction even when you may not even know it is there. There are times when you can’t miss mold growth, especially after a flood or water leak, and other times, you can smell that familiar, musty smell, but you don’t know where the mold may be hiding.
It’s essential to address mold growth as soon as possible, but unseen mold needs to be found and treated before it spreads. Even if you can spot the mold in your home, with over 100,000 varieties, you may be unable to distinguish one type from another just by sight. You can invest in a do-it-yourself mold kit, but it won’t tell you the strains of mold lurking inside. A professional mold test performed by certified specialists is the optimum avenue to determine your mold type, and at Connecticut Mold, we can help. We can take mold samples from the air inside and outside for comparison and from various surfaces around your home. The samples are then evaluated at a local lab, and once we have the results, we give you personalized solutions regarding the next steps.
You may have heard the term “black mold,” but what exactly is it, and why does it make a difference? Since there are such wide varieties of mold species, it is hard to tell which kind may be concealed in your home, and any mold needs immediate attention. However, black mold is the worst type and is generally classified as either Stachybotrys or Chaetomium. These species of molds are generally the type that forms after a flood or water-based disaster where standing water has an opportunity to permeate the materials. Items like wallpaper, floorboards, carpet, ceilings, woodwork, drywall, and sheetrock can harbor these nasty molds and not only cause damage to the home but also to your health. The mold species release mycotoxins into the air, which can be linked to various illnesses, including asthma and other respiratory ailments.
Over a prolonged period, these toxins can interfere with cognitive reasoning and lead to long-term health issues. By investing in a comprehensive mold testing process by the experts at Connecticut Mold, you will have the answers you need to make crucial decisions for your family’s health and home. If caught in the early stages of decay, our team can salvage certain materials and get the mold residue cleaned up. Mold can inflict damage in as little as 72 hours, so the sooner it is caught and dealt with, the better the overall results. When left too long, the mold will break down the materials and have to be replaced, proving costly and time-consuming. Plus, if the black mold is growing behind your walls or under your flooring, it can cause extensive damage to your health, so time is of the essence.
At Connecticut Mold, we pride ourselves on our expertise. Our technicians are thoroughly trained to use the most up-to-date equipment to find the water source in your home feeding the mold. The water source—whether a small pipe leak or a significant water breach from a natural disaster—must be addressed before the mold is removed; otherwise, the problem will repeat itself. We use moisture meters to locate water sources behind sheetrock, under flooring, behind appliances, and in the attic and basement to flush out all the areas where the mold will accumulate. We then relay our findings to you and discuss measures to help treat the mold growth inside your West Hartford home.
While it is possible for you to perform a home mold test, you may disturb mold spores, causing them to become airborne throughout your home. Worse yet, you may ingest the spores while attempting to obtain samples, making you sick. Instead, call the local professionals. We’ll not only test the visible mold, find the hidden mold, and offer steps to eradicate the problem, but we will offer tips to keep your home from growing new mold. Regular visual inspections of your home can stay new mold from developing. At Connecticut Mold, our goal is to help you find and eliminate pesky mold from your West Hartford abode, protecting your home’s integrity and your family’s health.
Got questions for us? Call us or schedule a free consultation to learn more about our mold services like mold removal, mold assessment, mold inspection, mold remediation and dehumidification in West Hartford!