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The Benefits of a Professional Mold Inspection

3/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Benefits of a Professional Mold Inspection Mold damage at this Fairview home was discovered when a bathroom tile found coming off of the wall.

If your home has the telltale musty odor of mold, you may be tempted to take matters into your own hands and conduct mold testing yourself with a take-home kit. Do these kits accurately assess the state of mold in your home, though? Experts in Asheville, NC who have been trained and certified are more likely to make an accurate assessment during their mold inspection.

Mold Is Everywhere

Every home has mold. There are many places spores are present:

• Indoor air
• Outdoor air
• Furniture upholstery
• Wooden surfaces
• Window treatments
• Other surfaces

All your DIY mold test kit is going to tell you is that your home contains mold, which is already a given. If you suspect you have a serious mold problem, an environmental hygienist should be hired to conduct mold testing and pinpoint the problem.

Inspection Is Key

The detection of mold is only a small part of the certified hygienist’s job. What a mold kit cannot do is provide the visual inspection, which is the most vital part of getting to the root of the problem. These tests can be interpreted many ways. When professionals in Asheville, NC test for mold, they use the information they get from the test as a starting point to arrive at their ultimate diagnosis. The discovery of the condensation, poor ventilation, a cracked foundation, water damage or inferior drainage systems they find gives them more useful information than the test will show.

If you are worried enough about whether you have a mold problem to attempt your own mold testing, you are worried enough to call a professional environmental hygienist. Taking care of your mold issues in a safe and timely manner is too important not to enlist the help of someone who can make an accurate assessment that far surpasses the results you will get from a mold kit. The inspector can then advise you on the next steps you need to take to remedy the problem. Visit http://www.SERVPROashevilleeast.com for more information on mold. 

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