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Mold – The Unwelcomed Guest

 

Mold?!!  No, not the green stuff that you find on some old bread or leftover cheese.

We are talking about Mold in our air, homes, offices and beyond….

What makes Mold grow?
Mold only needs a few things to grow and become a very big problem:

  • Nutrients (aka food)
  • Optimal place to grow
  • Moisture – any kind

This adds up to a perfect MOLD storm!

Many common building materials, such as wood, drywall and the like, provide the ideal ‘food’ that can support mold growth…GROSS!  Even the smallest of dust particles that have settled on these materials or furniture can be a food source for these pesky molds. They can grow almost anywhere there is enough moisture or high humidity – tropical Florida is a breeding ground!

Mold found inside drywall when a homeowner’s water heater broke while they were away.  THIS was the result!!

Air Quality TestingWhy is it important?

Air sampling tests the concentration of mold spores in your home’s air. Samples are taken from the air and are then examined under a microscope by a qualified lab to analyze the results for accuracy.   Air tests can tell you if you have a mold problem even if you cannot see or find any evidence that it exists.  This is the BEST prevention to the INVISABLE mold enemy that may be lurking.

Mold – Why Test?

-You notice signs of a mold smell or mold symptoms
-To identify the species of mold in your home or office
-To help you find where mold is growing – the likely or unlikely places
-To test indoor air quality by measuring the amount of spores in the air
-To test if mold has been fully removed – for peace of mind!

Coast Air Assessments – Your Mold Defender

The only way to identify the species of a mold colony for certain is to have a mold professional perform a thorough inspection with samples verified by a qualified lab.  In addition to air quality testing, Coastal Air Assessments will examine the exterior components, HVAC system and ductwork, plumbing system, attic & crawl spaces and beneath cabinets and appliances that have water hookup to ensure comprehensive coverage of your environment.

At Coastal Air Assessments, we work our way from the outside in, first identifying potential issues at the exterior of the home that could be causing poor air quality inside the home. Our Mold Assessments and Air Sampling Tests are timely, accurate, and a true asset for Florida homeowners. Contact us today for your free consultation.