Got LEAKS? Got MOLD? Got ALLERGIES?
What is Mold?
Mold is a type of fungus, comprising single-celled or multinucleate organisms that live by decomposing and absorbing organic material in which they grow, ie: mushrooms, molds, mildews, rusts and yeasts. Molds are decomposers of dead organic material such as leaves, wood and plants. Molds sometime infect living plants and animals. The spores and mold colonies are to small to see with the human eye without a microscope. When a lot of mold is growing on a surface, it often appears black, green, pink or purple. Mold growing on fabric is called mildew.
What does Mold need to grow?
Mold needs water to grow, without water it cannot grow.
Mold also needs food, oxygen and a temperature between 40 and 100 degrees
F. Mold needs a damp or wet organic material to grow on. Some
molds can get moisture from the air. All they need is a relative
humidity above 80%. Mold is virtually everywhere.
Why do I need to know anything about Mold?
Mold can affect your health. It can also damage or
destroy building materials. Molds sometimes make powerful chemicals
called mycotoxins. Unfortunately some of these make people sick.
It is possible for hidden mold to cause mold allergies in your home or
do not do remediation work, that would be a conflict of
A+ is strictly an inspection and testing company. We
highly recommend an inspection and lab test before paying any money for
remediation. If it is discovered that you need remediation, we will
provide a list of certified professional companies that you may have the
option to choose from. In the event remediation is necessary, always
have a clearance test preformed, to ensure your work was done correctly.
7 levels of inspection:
Inspection & testing
- Visual inspection with
mold sampling (swab,
lift tape, inner wall,
Inspection with thermal
infrared scanning inside
& out of building,
with mold sampling
(swab, lift tape, inner
wall, air cassette)
infrared scan, mold
sampling & Allergen
(pollens, dust mites,
cockroaches, pet dander
thermal infrared scan,
mold & allergen
scanning for the
presence of VOCs (volatile
Air Quality Evaluation with
absolute humidity, dew
point, and air exchange
rate are logged and
charted for detailed
Air Quality Evaluation
sorbent tubes to measure
parts per million of
We can also test for:
Lead in paint
Lead, chemicals, bacteria & Radon
(in air, soil & water)
disease and sick building syndrome
A professional mold and indoor air quality evaluation and testing can provide answers. If you are considering a mold and indoor air quality inspection give us a call. Our inspections provide a complete evaluation of the interior and exterior your building conducted by trained and certified professionals using state of the art testing equipment and laboratory analysis. You will be provided a detailed report, explanation and recommendations for remediation (if necessary).
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