ASAP Environmentals mold inspector is an Indoor Air Quality Assocaiton Council-Certified Microbial Investigator. We use equipment such as Moisture Meters and a Thermal Imaging Machinetoprovide complete inspection and testing for mold. These inspections include:
Air quality sampling
Surface and bulk sampling
Microscopic analysis by certified microbiology laboratory
Detailed analysis and reporting
Mold remediation consulting
Specification write up
Post Remediation Evaluation and Verification inspections
The Problem of Mold in Buildings
Buildings provide conditions conducive to mold growth when they become moist. Any construction flaw or damage to the structure that allows moisture inside creates the potential for mold growth. Wood, cellulose and other organic building materials provide fertile conditions when wet. Statistics from the US Census Bureau indicate that approximately 35% of American homes are water-damaged each year, so the opportunity for mold to grow, cause illness to occupants, and damage structures is extensive.
Health Effects of Mold Exposure
Everyone is exposed to some mold in indoor air. When molds grow indoors exposure is greater, which is unhealthy for anyone. People with breathing difficulties, immune system problems or allergies, are more likely to have ill effects. Infants, children, pregnant women and the elderly can be more sensitive to the effects of mold exposure. Some molds are more hazardous than others. Humans vary greatly in reaction to mold exposure, both as to quantity and species.
Mold spores can grow in almost any environment, whether indoors or outdoors, and almost everyone is exposed to at least some level of mold. But living or working in a home or building with a significant mold problem can lead to a variety of serious and chronic health problems, particularly for young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and individuals with compromised or weakened immune systems.
Moisture and Mold
Any area of your home or building that traps water or moisture is susceptible to mold growth, such as a bathroom, basement, laundry room, or kitchen, and structural damage can also cause moisture accumulation. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that approximately 35% of American homes experience water damage each year, giving molds the chance to proliferate and wreak havoc on the health of their occupants.
There are thousands of mold varieties, and some mold types are more hazardous than others, so if you suspect your home or business has a mold problem, it's a good idea to call in a professional mold expert to determine the extent of your infestation
The ASAP Environmental, Inc. Difference
At ASAP Environmental, Inc., our microbial investigator is certified by the Indoor Air Quality Association Council, and we use state-of-the-art investigative tools, such as moisture meters and thermal imaging machines, to examine your property for dangerous molds. Our exacting and thorough investigations include air quality sampling, a moisture assessment, a detailed analysis and report, mold remediation consulting, a post-remediation inspection, and so much more.
When you place your trust in ASAP Environmental, Inc., you can rest assured that your mold testing will be conducted bycapable professionalswith years of experience.Get in touchwith us today, and let us ensure that you have a mold-free environment!