Mold inspections are one of the best ways to ensure that the air quality in your residence is safe for you and your loved ones. The experienced inspectors at ASAP Environmental, Inc. are certified by the Indoor Air Quality Association Council to perform these microbial procedures for homeowners in Massachusetts and New England.
The Prevalence of Mold in Buildings
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 35% of American homes receive water damage each year. This helps to explain the prevalence of mold-related illnesses and structural damage throughout the country. Structural damage and construction flaws can allow moisture to enter, which often creates the potential for mold growth. This is especially true for wood, cellulose, and other organic building materials, as they provide fertile conditions for mold when they become wet. Rooms with high water usage, including laundry rooms, bathrooms, and kitchens, are also susceptible to mold growth.
Health Effects of Mold Exposure
Mold spores can grow in both indoor and outdoor environments. In fact, almost everyone is exposed to at least some level of contamination. Indoor mold growth, in particular, can lead to increased exposure and a multiplied potential for health issues. Common health issues include respiratory issues such as chronic coughing, excessive sneezing, eye irritation, and persistent headaches. Prolonged exposure may cause everything from vomiting to even bleeding in the lungs. Infants, young children, pregnant women, the elderly, as well as individuals with weakened immune systems, allergies, asthma, and other breathing problems have a higher risk of experiencing complications.
What Our Inspections Involve
Our thorough mold inspections are conducted using advanced equipment, including thermal imaging and moisture meters, which allow us to provide a full picture of the mold present in each home. Every inspection includes:
- A moisture assessment
- Air quality
- Surface sampling
- Microscopic analysis by a certified microbiology lab
- Detailed analysis and reporting
We also provide consulting about your mold remediation options, oversight throughout the process, and post-remediation inspections.
The ASAP Environmental, Inc. Difference
Thousands of mold varieties exist, and some are more hazardous than others. If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, you should seek the help of a mold expert. At ASAP Environmental, Inc., our certified and experienced professionals conduct exacting and thorough investigations that will help us to determine the extent of your infestation. In addition to mold inspections, we provide inspections for lead and asbestos.
Let ASAP Environmental, Inc. ensure that your home is a healthy, mold-free environment. Call us today at 800-349-7779 or schedule your inspection online.