One of the most efficient and low-impact way to determine whether there is mold growing in your home is to have mold air testing in Newmarket. Ensuring that your home is free from mold growth and that your indoor air quality is of a high level can give you both peace of mind and positive health effects, and it is an easy, risk-free procedure. At MoldTech, we perform thorough mold testing services and offer mold air testing in Newmarket to clients concerned about mold in their homes.
What is Mold?
Mold is a natural fungus that is found on every continent, where it plays an important role in the ecosystem, helping to break down and process organic material. In the wild, mold plays a valuable mold in helping nutrients return to the food chain; but when mold grows in your home, the decomposition that mold causes is unwelcome and can be harmful. No homeowner wants to find their ceiling joists compromised by mold or heirlooms destroyed by a furry growth. Mold reproduces and spreads primarily through spores, which it sends up into the air where they travel to create new potential colonies - it’s these spores that cause most reactions to mold growth, and they’re a valuable indicator during mold air testing in Newmarket.
Mold is Harmful to Your Health
If there is mold growing in your home, it’s best to have it removed promptly as soon as you find it. The most negative effect mold causes is on your health and the health of your family. The spores that mold sends into your indoor air cause harmful health effects when breathed in by both healthy people and those with compromised immune systems or respiratory diseases. Mold spores are smaller than a grain of pollen and can easily lodge in your eyes, nose, or lungs, where they can cause sneezing, itchy eyes, a running nose, headaches, nausea, and even dizziness. For the young, elderly, or those with diseases or conditions like asthma or COPD, mold spores can trigger attacks or make people more vulnerable to viruses as their immune system struggles to rid itself of the spores.
Reduce your Exposure with Mold Air Testing in Newmarket
The best way to determine if you have mold in your home is to have mold air testing in Newmarket. At MoldTech, we offer free visible mold inspections to all of our customers - however, mold is a sneaky fungus, and it like to grow where it can hide behind walls, underneath sinks, or in the attic. Unseen mold is most easily recognized by a characteristic musty smell, but sometimes there isn’t any visual evidence or odor in the air, which is when mold air testing in Newmarket can help.
Testing the air during a mold assessment can give a homeowner and remediation team valuable information on the type of molds present, the severity of the problem, and even help pinpoint the location of the colony. Air samples are taken using a pump and then sent off to a certified laboratory to be analyzed. Usually, these types of mold air testing in Newmarket take 10-15 minutes of time per room, and are non-invasive, which means we won’t disturb your home or furniture.
Where Will I Find Mold in My House?
Mold won’t grow without certain conditions being met - namely, it needs to have a food source (an organic material like paper, drywall, carpet, or insulation will do), a stable temperature, and moisture. The last key ingredient is usually a good indicator of where mold might be growing in your home. Water can be found in many places in your home, but as long as it’s contained to where it should be, you likely won’t have trouble with mold growth or need mold air testing in Newmarket. It’s when water leaks into your attic, or from your washer, or condenses on cold pipes that you need to be concerned about mold growth. These unseen and often hidden leaks can allow mold to start growing in 48 hours; if it’s somewhere less trafficked or hidden behind an appliance or under a baseboard, you’re unlikely to see visual evidence until it’s become a problem. Whenever you notice moisture where it shouldn’t be in your home, it’s a good idea to look into it and call a mold professional if you have any questions.
Removing Mold From Your House
After positive mold air testing in Newmarket, the next step is usually a more thorough inspection to pinpoint where the mold is growing, and then a comprehensive removal and remediation process. Having mold removed by a professional is key to ensuring that it has been safely and completely removed; enthusiastic homeowners who try to tackle mold remediation on their own with hardware-store solutions are more likely to spread mold than to successfully remove it.
At MoldTech, we use mold air testing in Newmarket as one of the first steps in determining mold is present in a home. During our remediation process, we protect your safety (and ours) by safely containing our workspace and using industrial air filtration systems to collect any mold spores released by demolition. Once the space has been cleared of any contaminated materials, we can begin to treat at clean your home, which is the most important part of any mold removal. At MoldTech, we pride ourselves on our comprehensive cleaning process, which we repeat until tests show zero markers for mold. This step is second most only to prevention, and it’s not something we take lightly.
Trust the Professionals at MoldTech
If you suspect you may have mold growing in your home or business, get in touch with MoldTech to learn more about mold air testing in Newmarket. Our helpful, friendly staff would be pleased to share more about our testing, removal, and remediation services with you, and help you determine what is right for your individual needs. Our technicians receive ongoing training and certification with organizations such as the Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, the Nation Association of Mold Professionals, and the Indoor Air Quality Association, which gives us access to the newest and best tools and research on the market. Get in touch with us today at 1-866-684-7684 to learn more about mold air testing in Newmarket.
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