Nobody wants to plan on needing mold testing, but if you have recently suffered any flooding or water damage at your property, it’s a must. The longer that you allow mold to grow in your home or business, the worse things will get. Is mold testing necessary for your home? Here’s what you need to know.
Mold Testing 101
Mold testing is done by taking surface and air samples from multiple places in your home or business. Then, these samples will be tested for the presence of mold. Mold spores are so small that you will not be able to see them just by looking at a surface or looking at the air in your home, so it’s important that proper mold testing is performed to diagnose any problems. Once testing is performed, All Aspects Waterproofing will analyze the samples and develop a list of actions. If there isn’t any mold in your home, nothing will need to be done. Depending on the severity and type of mold in your home, it might be a brief or extended remediation process.
Next, we will decontaminate any affected areas, clean out your ducts, and upgrade your HVAC filtering system if needed. Mold testing always ends with another round of mold testing to ensure that the process was successful. If mold still appears in surface or air samples, additional measures will need to be taken.
How Do I Know If I Need Mold Testing?
There are several household signs that indicate a need for mold testing sooner rather than later, including:
- Experiencing frequent headaches, only when at home
- Increased coughing or sneezing
- Having difficulty breathing
- Visibly seeing any mold in your home
- Any flooding or water damage occurring in the past or present
- Asthma or allergies acting up inside of your home
Mold Testing for Your Property from All Aspects Waterproofing
If you are ready to get a professional to waterproof your home’s basement, contact All Aspects Waterproofing, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the Washington, DC./Maryland/Virginia area. We have a great deal of experience in waterproofing, mold testing, and mold remediation, and we want to make you feel at home again. Contact us online or by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420. To see what we’re up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz.