805.704.1130

INDEPENDENT MOLD TESTING

If you suspect you have a mold issue, we can test to assess the problem.

Performing mold remediation at your home or office location?  We can do the testing that will provide peace of mind that the remediation has been satisfactorily completed.

What is mold?

Molds are a form of fungus.  There are many types and they can form both inside and outside of the home or building.  Molds produce spores, which spread by floating around in the air. Mold spores are present in all indoor environments. There is no way to prevent spores, and they can persist in conditions where mold itself cannot grow.  Mold spores thrive in environments that are moist and warm, so when they land on a damp spot, they begin to grow.  Molds can grow on a variety of different surfaces, including fabric, paper, wood, glass, and plastic.  As they grow, they may digest the material on which they are growing.

Common indoor molds include the following:

Alternaria: This occurs in damp places indoors, such as showers or under leaky sinks.

Aspergillus: This often grows indoors, on dust, powdery food items, and building materials, such as drywall.

Cladosporium: This can grow in either cool or warm areas. It tends to appear on fabrics and wood surfaces.

Penicillium: This tends to grow on materials with water damage. It often has a blue or green appearance.

Molds take a variety of forms and textures. They can be white, black, yellow, blue, or green and often look like discoloration or stain to a surface.

 

 

 

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