Guide to Mold Testing and Remediation
To be fair to those selling those portable, 5 minute mold testing kits which to a large extent are very useful and sold cheaply in the market now-a-days, I commend those who consider molds seriously as toxins that leads to allergies, asthma, bloody nose, coughing, skin rashes, depression, fatigue and many other health problems -that they use it. But, this kit should be used only to check for the presence of molds in your home, although there are molds that are not easy to detect. So if you see some mold-like growth in your home, or if your family gets sick of a sickness related to molds, then you should immediately purchase this testing kit in order to determine their presence in your home. The testing kits usually come with a swab to enable you to collect samples, then you mix it with a specialized solution on a small shaker and place a drop on a device reader (similar to those well-known diabetes tester kits), in a few minutes, it will give you a read out of whether or not you have a militant mold as it is designed to detect those types of mold only.
So, if you find out that there is indeed molds in your home, then you should immediately call for professional mold removal services so that they can identify and remove the molds from your surroundings. If a mold removal contractor does the killing and removal of molds and mold colonies in your home, they use special industrial equipment and cleaning supplies.
Mold removal contractors first conducts a visual inspection of your home and then uses a ‘sniffer’ to test the air. Whatever type of molds they find in your home, they will be sent to the lab for testing. These are several other tests performed on the mold sample and through these the molds are properly identified so that they can determine the right way of eradicating them, then the proceed to locate the source of the mold is so that their operations can start from this source so that it is prevented from coming back.
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These professionals are often called mold remediation professionals, for they not only contain the mold, move them and restore the affected area to its pre-mold condition. What they do is that they replace structures if necessary or if not, they put mold inhibitors in the place so that molds will not grow there. A third party inspection company can be hired after the mold removal professional have successfully completed the mold removal in order to make a clearance inspection to certify that the molds have indeed been removed successfully.
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When hiring these third party clearance inspectors, make sure that they carry a certificate of insurance from a reputable organization. Ask the company what type of warranty they offer. You should expect a minimum three-month warranty with any work done.