Layton Utah Mold Testing
If you suspect a mold problem or have discovered visible signs of mold in your home, call The Flood Co. today for the best mold inspection and testing service in Layton Utah. Our personalized services and competitive pricing ensures that our clients are always completely satisfied with our professional handling of all types of mold problems.
Mold is present everywhere and forms a normal part of our daily lives. However, in extremely wet and humid conditions, mold can quickly grow to unacceptable levels by spreading spores. Mold is sometimes visible but most mold is hidden. A mold infestation that is left untreated can cause serious health problems as well as extensive damage to property. Whether visible or invisible, mold remediation can eliminate mold from your home and protect you and your family from its harmful effects. The mold removal process involves detecting the areas where there is a proliferation of mold, killing the pathogens, removing the debris, and instituting methods to prevent reinfestation.
What does Mold Remediation Involve?
The process of mold remediation involves identifying areas in a building where mold has been colonized and testing a sample to determine the type of mold present. In the short term mold spores can cause respiratory problems, nasal congestion, sinusitis, nose and throat irritation, aches and pains, eye irritation, skin irritation, and problems related to the nervous system. If left untreated for a number of years, mold can destroy the structure of a home by breaking down all cellulose-based materials like wood or ceilings, causing a slow and messy decay. A mold inspection can visually identify unhealthy levels of mold and the areas in a building where it is present and mold testing can identify the type of mold present and how dangerous it is to human health. Properly equipped and trained mold removal experts can then be called in to treat and remove the mold.
What is Mold Testing?
In most cases where there is a visible mold infestation sampling and testing may not be necessary. However, if you suspect that hidden mold may be responsible for unexplained, potentially mold-related health conditions or there is a strong smell of mold in the house, it is important to have a mold inspection done by a reputable disaster cleanup company like The Flood Co. in Layton Utah. We work with testing agencies that adhere to analytical methods laid down by professional organizations. Our expert team of mold inspectors will take various air samples from different locations and/or tape samples that involve a method of removing the mold with tape. Multiple air samples are collected from various locations and sent for testing to measure the number of mold spores circulating in the air. This is usually done in combination with a swab or tape sample for more accurate data.
Mold Testing Services in Layton Utah
Mold prefers moist and warm environments to grow. A serious mold problem can often go undetected as these places are usually hidden which gives the mold an ideal opportunity to reproduce multiple times before being discovered. At The Flood Co., we offer mold testing services to identify the exact species of mold in order to determine the best course of action to take.
Many homeowners want to have the mold investigated when first discovered. However, it is important not to disturb any visible mold as disrupting the colony will cause disrupted spores from one area to be released into the rest of your home. It is important to immediately contact a mold inspection company to send an inspector to survey the extent of the problem and take necessary precautions to prevent a proliferation of spores being released throughout the house. At The Flood Co., we have qualified technicians who will remove a small sample of the mold without unduly disturbing the mold colony. They can also provide you with expert advice on how to protect the inhabitants of your home until the results have been returned from the testing laboratory. Once the results have been received we will be able to proceed with a plan of action based on the type of mold and the treatment required to eradicate the mold and prevent it from growing back in the future.