Mold Testing Companies
Dealing with a problem in your home is stressful, and knowing when to bring in a professional can be even worse. Austin Mold Testing Company can help you in this manner. Austin, and Central Texas within the Texas Hill Country, has a unique climate, classified as humid subtropical and is especially conducive to mold growth. Mold testing companies inspect buildings and test the air quality to help find mold in a home or business. Moreover, an experienced company will know the best way to go about correcting the problem.
When Should I Contact a Professional?
If you’ve recently experienced a flood or other water damage, you should contact a mold testing company. Mold grows in moist environments, so improperly cleaned water damage can result in a widespread mold problem.
One of the most prominent signs of a mold problem is a musty, earthy smell. If the smell lingers, it is one of the first signs there may be a problem.
Unexplained allergy symptoms can be an indicator of mold exposure. Many people will call a mold testing company when they experience unexplained medical symptoms. Mold exposure symptoms are similar to the symptoms of normal allergies and respiratory illnesses. Symptoms include:
- itchy and runny nose
- dry and scaly skin
- chest tightness
- shortness of breath
Even if you can see mold growth, it may be a good idea to call have mold inspection company inspect and test your home to determine the extent of the mold damage. Understanding the amount of damage is important when determining the best plan of action for cleanup.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends scheduling a mold inspection if you believe there is a chance your home has a mold problem.
What Do Mold Testing Companies Do?
Mold testing companies inspect and test for mold. That may sound overly simple, but there’s more to the process than looking around a home. Mold can be anywhere. Aside from the mold you see on your bathroom shower curtain, mold can hide in your air conditioner, inside of your walls or ceiling. A mold professional can test suspicious areas to uncover potentially concealed mold in your house. If left untreated, mold can growth and spread to other areas of your home.
Testing the air in your home can identify the type of mold spores. It is important to know the type of mold in your home because different molds cause different symptoms, and some molds, specifically black mold, are considered more dangerous than others.
Mold Clean Up
In Texas, Mold Testing Companies are not allowed to do both inspections and clean up on the same job. In fact, if the mold growth is over 25 square feet a Mold Remediation Company cannot clean up the mold without a protocol from an independent Molds Assessment Consultant.
Austin Mold Assessments provides mold inspection and testing in the Greater Austin Area. We are licensed by the State of Texas to perform mold assessments. We are local, and independent. Since we do not clean up or repair mold damage, we provide our clients with unbiased opinions without conflicts of interest.