Got Mold? Not sure if you have mold?
We provide mold inspections and testing in Sacramento and surrounding areas of Northern California. Keep your home and family safe and free from possible long term damage.
Not sure what to do? Call us first.
We can help discuss the whole mold process with you: What to expect from insurance, process of removing (mold remediation) and reconstruction (if necessary).
Contact us today. Email us or call us at (916) 880-6520.
What Our Services Include
We offer three different types of mold tests.
- The first, most common type of air quality test is the Air Quality Clearance Test. This test will determine the amount of spores that are in your typical breathing and living area and if that number is within the normal range or above the normal range of mold spores present in the air. Many clients prefer this test because the turn around time for this test is between 2 and 24 hours. This is also the test commonly performed after mold remediation is completed.
- The second test that we offer is the Analytical Air Quality Test (also known as the Comprehensive Analysis). This test determine exactly which classifications of mold are present at the time and if they are in within the normal range or above the normal range of mold spores in the air. This test and results can take up to 4 days to be completed.
- The swab test is the third type of test that is offered. This test is commonly performed if clients are unsure if mold spores are growing in certain areas. There are times where the smell of mold is present, but you cannot visually see if it is mold or another substance (under sinks is where something like this is common). The swab test can determine if mold is growing. The test results will give the number of spores that are present and if is within the normal range or above the normal range of spores present on a surface.
After your testing and inspection, you are provided with our report as well as the lab report. We will also give you our recommendation for any next steps that might be necessary if the lab report determines that the number of spores are above the normal range of spores that should be present in an area.
Why Certified Testing is Important
Here is what the U.S. Government EPA says, verbatim: “Sampling for mold should be conducted by professionals who have specific experience in designing mold sampling protocols, sampling methods, and interpreting results. Sample analysis should follow analytical methods recommended by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), or other professional organizations.” Our inspectors have been professionally trained and certified to perform a professional microbial assessment, identify underlying moisture problems, properly perform air and surface samples and interpret the results.
Effects of Mold
Molds are a natural part of our environment. However, indoors the presence of mold and the mycotoxins that mold cultures emit causes serious health problems for many people. Molds will also gradually destroy the things they grow on. Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture that causes it to grow. Common sites for indoor mold growth include bathroom tile, basement walls, areas around windows where moisture condenses and near leaky water fountains or sinks. Uncontrolled humidity can also be a source of moisture leading to mold growth, especially in hot and humid climates.
Remember that timing is crucial when dealing with mold. Wet or damp materials can begin to grow mold if not dried properly within 24-48 hours.