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How To Get an Accurate Mold Test

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How To Get an Accurate Mold Test Mold testing should always be done by a professional

When you suspect you have a mold problem in your home in Tempe,AZ, you want to test it to make sure. There are mold testing kits at your local hardware store. Mold testing should always be done by a professional, though. The only thing a home kit will tell you is that there is mold in your home, but that's always going to be true, as mold spores are everywhere. A professional test tells you so much more.

Location of Mold

When you get a mold kit to test in your own, it will tell you that there is mold in the air, but it won't tell you where to look for the growth. A test from a certified mold expert can identify mold in hidden locations:

  • Behind walls
  • In a crawlspace
  • Under floorboards

In order to start the remediation process, the place mold is growing must be found. A professional assessment helps you do this.

Type of Mold

Another benefit of professional mold testing over home kits is that it can identify the type of mold. There are thousands of mold species, and not all of them are mitigated the same. Knowing what type they're dealing with helps specialists choose the best process for tackling the problem.

Removal of Mold

A DIY mold kit can only be used once to test for mold. When you hire certified professionals, they are likely to test thoroughly before and after remediation. The first test informs the process, and the final test confirms that the process was a success. Having both tests assures you that your fungus issue will not return.

Mold testing kits can only tell you that mold exists in your home, but they don't tell you what specifically needs to be done about it. When you want to get the most accurate reading, an assessment from a certified mold expert is the better way to go.

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