FINDING AND SOLVING MOLD ISSUES
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mold testing & inspection services
a quick introduction
WHO WE ARE
Our mold testing services include the use of the most high-tech, up-to date equipment available. Our assessors perform an in-depth inspection of the premises and provide you with a detailed report which includes an explanation of areas affected, infrared and digital photos. We test each area thoroughly while providing you with the best customer service possible.
At Air Quality Assessors, we provide experienced expertise, professional & knowledgeable staff with over 18 years in the mold industry. Our team produces comprehensive solutions for all of your building damage needs.
We are 100% licensed and insured. We can also create custom packages tailored to your property’s specific needs and provide assistance with insurance claims and remediation recommendations.
Our team thoroughly evaluates the mold in your home. We collect samples on-site to send them to a third- party laboratory to properly identify any strains of fungus and species of mold.
Our licensed professionals assess the best course of action for remedying the mold issues, and create an in-depth report customized to your situation. After remediation (mold or contaminated materials are removed) is complete, our staff can provide your property with a post-remediation(clearance) inspection & report to ensure your home is clear of contaminants and identifies procedures for preventative measures and quality control.
Remember, we may be able to help you bill direct to your homeowners insurance.
The dangers of mold
Mold contamination in your home is dangerous, and can threaten the health and safety of you and your family. That’s one reason why yearly mold testing services are recommended, especially if you’ve had a previous moisture or mold issue.
Mold can develop in several different areas of your home, both interior and exterior, and thrive within wood, drywall, HVAC units, pipes, and concrete. When people see or suspect mold, there is no definitive way to identify the species of mold, or the level the harm it may cause, without the high-tech equipment of a licensed professional.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, mold can grow and thrive in nearly all different kinds of conditions. If moisture, oxygen, and mold spores are present, mold will develop. Mold can form on pipes, wood, drywall, concrete, and under carpet. Eating away at the material it grows on, mold contamination has the potential to cause serious damage. In addition to varying health conditions, mold can destroy the structural integrity of homes and buildings.
categories of water that causes mold growth
Mold develops from moisture-rich areas created by leaking pipes or roofs, floods, and collecting condensation. Our licensed and insured professionals assess the water damage, and classify it in three different categories. Category 1, 2 and 3.
Category 1 is the most mild of the classifications, as it originates from a clean source and does not pose a threat if consumed or exposed.
Examples of Category 1 water damage are burst water pipes and overflowing sinks.
Category 2 water is significantly contaminated, and can cause sickness if consumed.
An example of Category 2 is overflowing water from a toilet bowl.
Category 3 water damage is highly contaminated, and can cause serious illness or death if consumed.
Examples of Category 3 include flooding from rivers or seas, and sewage.
WHY CHOOSE US
Our team has the knowledge and up-to-date tools to safely navigate the mold contamination in your home. We perform thorough inspections and critical testing to provide you with the best solution. Air Quality Assessors follows a strict protocol for safely identifying the mold issues in your home.
If you suspect mold, it is best to call our licensed professionals at Air Quality Assessors to schedule an appointment. We will thoroughly inspect the property and let you know if the mold needs to be removed and how to remove it.
Be sure to perform preventative maintenance and monitor common areas where mold can grow. Mold likes to lurk in basements and cellars, especially after flooding. The areas under sinks, showers, and refrigerators are also prime areas for mold growth. Pipes behind walls, and under carpet and floorboards are areas to look out for as well. Other areas to monitor include leaking windows, HVAC units, attics, crawl spaces, garages, and roofs. Any piles of wet newspapers or cardboard boxes can also house mold.