Mold and Internal Air Quality Testing

The Dangers of Mold

There are very good reasons to test for Mold in your new family home prior to living there. Mold can not only damage the building, but provide negative health implications, which can be severe and long lasting for you and your family. Mold in your home can lead to irritation and allergic reactions similar to the common cold, and some cases infections in the sinuses, skin, or digestive system. In a worst case scenario, it can even lead to internal bleeding, mental impairment, cancer or death.

Moisture created from excessive humidity, poor ventilation, condensation, leaks, flooding, damp basements, and even wet clothes will all contribute to mold formation.

Common areas that mold can be found in a home include:

  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Windows
  • Floors
  • Furniture
  • Insulation
  • Air Ducts
  • Basements

Mold can grow very quickly in less than 24 hours, when the conditions are right. Anywhere that there are dark, warm, moist areas, places that are frequently found in most homes, mold can thrive.

Mold Inspections

A mold inspection carried out by a trained certified professional can highlight these risk areas and enable you to mitigate the risk for you and your family. Although it should be noted that not all Mold is harmful. The advantage of a mold inspection is that it will provide peace of mind and should mold be discovered it will enable you to understand the potential dangers. Mold tests can also indicate signs of hidden mold, measure your indoor air quality and identify what species of mold is in your home. There are several tests to detect mold, your certified inspector will advise you on which route you should follow.

Please note that as recommended by New Jersey Department of Health and the EPA, that as certified Mold inspectors, we do not provide services to remediate the mold issues that are found, therefore you can have the assurance and peace of mind that our reports are impartial and objective and we will have as our priority what is in the best interests for you and your family.

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