Find the water, stop the mold
Mold inspection is not just about taking samples to see if mold is present. It is about understanding and finding the source of moisture that caused the mold. Without dealing with the cause, the effect will return again and again. Using building science to understand the whole picture prevents the damage from returning. Once the cause is established, focussing on the effects moves to centre stage. Doing this in reverse wastes money and is not how experts work.
Mold in Houses
All homes have some form of mold in them, that is normal. We bring them in by opening doors and windows. However, when conditions are out of balance, some molds can take hold and cause building and health damage. You need an expert to keep your home in balance.
Many people think they may have mold because the basement smells damp. Dampness can lead to mold, but having one does not equate to always having the other. Your gut feelings can lead you to truths, but your senses can also trick you. Trust an expert.
How to Test for Mold
If there is a known water issue, and mold is probable, testing can be done. Industry standards and guidelines recommend taking air samples using non-viable, non-culturable air samples as the last step in the process of a detailed mold inspection.
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Having carried out mold consulting on small residential homes to multi-storied, multi-unit buildings, we bring the expertise to ensure the job is done right. If mold is present in the building, then a remediation protocol is required. This protocol creates the plan of work specific to your situation. This ensures the standards are followed, and the remediation professional has a scope of work to follow. Clearance testing afterwards ensures the work was done effectively. We can provide all of the consulting services needed to ensure a streamlined process and successful outcome.
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No two projects are remotely the same. We tailor our services and teams to meet your project goals and budget, providing the highest level of service in the most efficient manner.
Are all molds toxic?
There are hundreds of thousands of molds that live from pole to pole. Most are not only harmless, but beneficial. When indoor molds become elevated due to moisture, then there can be health concerns.
I have a mold problem, what should I do?
You actually have a moisture problem. Mold needs food, water, and a warm place just like us. Find the source of the moisture first and foremost. If you can’t we can help. Deal with the cause, then the effects.
Should I use bleach on mold?
Bleach will cause mold to react in a fight or flight action. It will either release mycotoxins, its weapons that we are sensitive to, or release spores to find a better place to hang out. Neither are ideal, so cleaning small areas with soap and water is always best.