Mold testing is critical for Seattle residents living in this infamously wet environment. Make sure you get the right mold testing so you’re completely covered when it comes to mold in your home.
Mold has a tendency to invade buildings such as homes and offices in wet climates like our own here in Seattle. Mold can get into the foundations and walls of a building and grow there undetected for years. This can lead not only to sickness for people and pets, but also structural damage to the building itself. Rooting out mold early and eliminating it permanently is therefore crucial. Don’t let your mold issues grow into a major – and expensive – problem. Get mold testing from Mold Solutions NW to stop mold before it takes hold.
Mold Testing in Seattle
Preventing mold starts with mold testing. You may not even realize you have a mold problem in your house or business until you get mold testing. You could be breathing in harmful mold spores without knowing it. Mold spores can also sicken children and pets if a mold problem is left untreated for too long.
Our professional mold inspectors know the signs of mold no matter where it may be hiding in your home or business. However, mold testing should not be a one-time deal. If you have already had an inspector look for mold in your home or office, you may want to get another test. Mold can come back or find new ways to enter a building and grow again. Testing more than once and in multiple locations is critical toward eliminating mold and keeping it away.
Mold testing may include:
- Air testing
- Testing surfaces
- Bulk testing
The goal of all these methods is to find every nook and cranny where mold may hide. These methods of testing also help to discover mold that may not be visible to the naked eye. Mold spores might be present in the air you’re breathing before you even notice any mold growing anywhere. That’s why our testing includes methods sensitive enough to detect even these very early signs of mold growth.
Mold Testing Kit
Some people choose to get their own mold testing kits in order to test for mold themselves, but we recommend going with a professional service like ours instead. Our inspectors have years of experience in mold remediation. They can find mold that you might miss, even if you’re using a mold testing kit.
Mold testing kits are used by many homeowners, however. They may provide a good starting place. You can get a kit easily from many retailers and do some of your own testing before working with us. You may detect some signs of mold before we even get there. Then, we can root out the rest and talk about remediation strategies.
Testing for Mold
Testing for mold includes a thorough inspection of the home or office where you suspect mold might be growing. We can do both residential and commercial mold remediation depending on your specific needs. Testing comes in the following forms:
- When testing air for mold, samples have to be taken to determine the concentration of mold spores present in the air in the building. A microscope aids in this type of testing. Air testing is especially important because it can find mold that isn’t visible.
- Another type of testing is surface testing, in which samples are taken from the various surfaces in the building, such as countertops, walls and floors. Swabs of these surfaces are then examined to determine if any mold is present. Often, mold is more visible when it comes to surface testing, but this type of test does sometimes find mold that is not visible to the naked eye.
- In bulk testing, material inside the building is collected and tested.
- Culture tests involve intentionally growing mold that is found in a building. This can help identify the type of mold that is present in the building.
Mold testing is important if you have any suspicions that you might have mold. This could be visible signals, smells or just your own knowledge of your home or office. You may even start by getting your own home mold testing kit and doing a bit of testing on your own. However, we recommend that if you go this route you also have our trained and experienced inspectors have a look at the building. It is likely they’ll catch things that an at-home kit can easily miss or overlook.
Mold Testing Cost
Mold Solutions NW offers mold testing at competitive costs. We can provide all your Seattle mold testing services for a great price. As the leading mold testing company in the Seattle area, we know how important it is for people in this area to get quick, professional and affordable mold testing and remediation.
Mold Solutions NW has locations in North Bend, Issaquah and Cle Elum. Our inspectors are experts in mold remediation protocol, as well as mold science and building science. We are licensed, bonded and insured so you know you’re getting top notch service any time you work with us to address and eliminate your mold problems.
Testing for Black Mold
Black mold is one of the top things people test for when they’re testing for mold. Black mold is particularly nasty and dangerous.
The CDC advises that people with allergies or suppressed immune systems can be particularly susceptible to the negative health effects of black mold and other molds. Black mold can produce symptoms like:
- Stuffy nose
- Red or itchy eyes
- Red or itchy skin
- Asthma-like reactions
Black mold can cause a range of non-specific health issues. Children, pets and those who are already ill should be particularly careful about black mold and other types of mold. We can help test for black mold and other types of mold and then get rid of it – permanently. Find mold before it can make you or your family sick and ensure that it’s gone for good by working with us on your mold remediation project.