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Do I Have Mold? Here’ how to Test for it

On May 23rd, 2018

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Mold isn’t something to mess around with. Common “home-molds” such as aspergillus, cladosporium and stachybotrys aren’t just disgusting, they’re potentially dangerous. Mold is one of those hidden dangers that many individuals think is easy to spot, but it’s a silent, invisible killer. Even one or two hidden places can cause your whole family to get sick. So how do you test for it? How do you make sure your home doesn’t contain dangerous contaminants such as stachybotrys? When it comes to mold, we always recommend getting professionals involved, but there are some products on the market that can be useful in identifying some mold contaminates. Here are a few we’d like to shed some light on and how they can be effective.

Lift Tape Mold Testing Kit

You should only utilize the lift tape mold testing kit if you are already aware of the presence of mold in your home. You can utilize this if you have already located the mold and want to determine if it is harmless or toxic. A lift tape test is the most effective procedure for determining what type of mold you have.

Instant Mold Testing Kit

An instant home mold testing kit is handy, simply because the homeowner can usually determine right away whether a suspected substance is mold or something else. This simple test can usually occur in as little as ten minutes and can help save the homeowner an immense amount of time and avoid mailing a sample to a lab for a costly analysis.

Viable Mold Testing Kit

A viable mold testing kit can be utilized for a three-fold purpose. Like the Instant Mold kit, a Viable Mold Testing Kit can be used to see if a given substance is mold. Secondly, it also can be used to test the air that an individual is currently breathing. Finally, this system also allows the homeowner to check their heating and air conditioning system effectively.

Air Check Mold Test Kit

If you want precision this is the kit to have. This is the same kit the professionals use to determine air quality in your home.

Have Your Home Checked Professionally

DIY’er or not, mold isn’t really something to mess around with. The safest bet is to get individuals involved who are professionally trained to test, clean and most importantly, keep you safe. Checking for mold is serious business, and if you want to make sure that your home has the best air quality and is free of toxic contaminants, then call our professional team today for an estimate on your job!

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