Frequently Asked Questions
Can mold cause health problems?
Molds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing. Molds have the potential to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins). Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Allergic responses include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash (dermatitis). Allergic reactions to mold are common. They can be immediate or delayed. Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. In addition, mold exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs of both mold-allergic and non-allergic people.
Where does mold in my house come from?
Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture.
Why is moisture control important to control unwanted mold growth in my home?
Molds gradually destroy the things they grow on. You can prevent damage to your home and furnishings, save money, and avoid potential health problems by controlling moisture and eliminating mold growth. Mold will not grow without water or moisture.
The only way to determine the amount of mold and therefore, a reasonable plan to remediate the mold is a DCM inspection. It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors; some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust. DCM will identify problem areas if any, which need to be addressed and treated properly.
Our DCM report will suggest to you the extent of the mold problem and whether a professional mold remediation specialist should be engaged in you home. We also offer a complete program to determine the effectiveness of any remediation done in your home.
Do you give free estimates?
We provide a careful, professional, prompt inspection, which will absolutely determine. Whether an environmental hazard is present, Its level of threat, Its concentration, Its cause or causes and, Its level of toxicity. Therefore, we do not provide free estimates we schedule and then provide the inspection and a comprehensive report.
How many samples do I need?
An accurate report, which is our goal in the process, requires a sufficient number of data points. Each type of property offers a variation in the required number of data points as well as your intent with the inspection. We will take a sufficient number of samples to yield the required level of data points for your individual situation.
This inspection is important, how soon can I expect results from your inspection?
We expect to deliver laboratory results within three business days after our inspection. In an emergency quicker results can be negotiated and arranged.
My situation is different I had my home remediated and how can I be sure it is free of mold now?
We can inspect your home and make sure that the remediation was effective and the mold problem has been solved. The report that we generate for you will give you peace of mind and include tips for preenting the mold from occurring again.
I work and it may be a problem for me to be present during the inspection. It that going to be issue?
Not necessarily although we would prefer you are present on site but accommodations can be made for your absence during our inspection.