Mold testing is performed in a home or business for one reason: to determine if you have a mold problem. A professional mold test will determine not only if you have an unhealthy mold spore level, but if your property has hidden areas of mold not visible to the naked eye and also the species of mold—all helpful information so that proper remediation can be performed.
If you need mold testing done for any reason, contact Wright Restoration Services at (610) 435-7669 today. We provide safe, expert mold testing services in any type of environment. Our family-owned business is located in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and has been serving residential and commercial clients in Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware since 2002. Our commitment to you—our client—means you receive nothing less than quality work and superior customer service.
Home Mold Testing
The team of experts at Wright Restoration services understands the potentially costly and serious dangers mold presents: it destroys property and poses health threats to building occupants. Mold slowly degrades a building’s structural materials such as walls and drywall, insulation, beams, etc. In addition, mold can cause allergic reactions in people and pets, aggravate respiratory ailments such as asthma, and cause headaches and nausea.
In addition to confirming the existence of mold inside your home or business, there are a number of other reasons to have professional mold testing performed.
- Have you had water damage for a period longer than 24 hours? – Mold spores can first appear on wet or damp surfaces within 2-3 days.
- Do you see stains or discoloration on walls or furniture? – This is an irresistible proof that mold exists.
- Are you planning on listing your property for sale? – Mold testing can give your property a clean bill of health or identify a mold problem you probably want to remedy before listing.
- Do you smell a mildewy odor in areas that typically retain moisture and humidity, such as a basement or attic? – If you do, the infestation may be on more than just a wall or beam.
- Do you or any of the building occupants suffer from ongoing and/or unexplained headaches or respiratory problems? – Mold may be responsible for these and other aggravated illnesses.
If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions, call Wright Restoration services, the licensed, bonded, and insured mold testing professionals. We adhere to the standards of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, and our qualified technicians are all IICRC certified. They possess a variety of additional certifications—including microbial remediation. We remain current on all certifications and follow the latest cleaning and preservation industry research and advances in technology. Where mold is involved, we first test for the existence of mold and, as part of our mold remediation service, identify the condition that caused the infestation and thoroughly clean and sanitize the environment.
How To Test For Mold
Mold infestations are not always visible, as they often occur in hidden or unreachable areas—behind walls, for example. For this reason, sometimes it is better to rely on a professional mold test, as it can locate the exact area of the problem. Before starting, Wright Restoration Services technicians take all necessary health and safety precautions—both for themselves and our customers. They wear protective gear and seal off the area to be tested to ensure the potential for mold spores to spread is minimized.
Mold tests – One type of mold test we perform is air testing, which checks for the presence of mold spores as well as the level of concentration of spores present. This air sampling lets you know if you have an unhealthy level of mold spores in the air, which is an important test of indoor air quality. We also perform surface testing, which takes mold samples from a variety of surfaces inside your home or business. This test serves to determine the extent of the infestation.
Mold test results – If the results of our testing indicate a mold infestation exists or you have poor or unhealthy indoor air quality due to a high concentration of mold spores, we also provide a detailed remediation plan so you understand what is needed in order to thoroughly clean and eliminate the mold problem. And, we are always available to communicate and collaborate with insurance companies, which helps make the claims process as seamless as possible for our customers. In order to provide the necessary proof of loss to substantiate a claim for mold testing, we document our entire process, including taking photos, and submit our quote for services directly to the insurance company.
The experts at Wright Restoration Services understand how serious—and dangerous—a mold infestation can be. Don’t put the health of your family, employees, or customers at risk; whether you need to test indoor air quality or check into every dark corner of your home or business for the presence of mold, we can help.