You may suspect hidden mold if a building smells moldy, but you cannot see the source, or if you know there has been water damage and residents are reporting health problems. Mold may be hidden in places such as the back side of dry wall, wallpaper, or paneling, the top side of ceiling tiles, the underside of carpets and pads, etc. Other possible locations of hidden mold include areas inside walls around pipes (with leaking or condensing pipes), the surface of walls behind furniture (where condensation forms), inside ductwork, and in roof materials above ceiling tiles (due to roof leaks or insufficient insulation).
Molds have the potential to cause health problems. Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Allergic responses include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash (dermatitis). Allergic reactions to mold are common. They can be immediate or delayed.
Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. In addition, mold exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs of both mold-allergic and non-allergic people. Symptoms other than the allergic and irritant types are not commonly reported as a result of inhaling mold. Research on mold and health effects is ongoing.
We test for mold, give expert advice on getting mold remediated, but for ethical reasons do not perform mold remediation- we consider it a conflict of interest. From the time we arrive, we are surveying your home for "mold hot spots." Allied Indoor Environmental uses inspection tools, such as moisture meters, to efficiently detect areas where mold could grow as well as air samples and tape lifts that are then analyzed in the state certified lab.
Each client will then receive a easy-to-read report that is then read by our state-licensed certified indoor environmetalist/air consultant and reviewed with the client.
We pride ourselves in helping our clients along the way. We work together with expert - state certified remediation companies . Prices for mold inspection with lab samples start at $175.00
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