There are many valid and valuable reasons to perform mold testing. Here are 10 reasons.
Tool Spotlight: BCAM® Infrared Camera
One of the latest tools Mold Inspectors can use to detect mold "hot spots" in places that cannot be seen easily is the BCAM® infrared camera. This kind of equipment and technology offers the mold inspector a non-invasive means of monitoring and diagnosing the conditions of buildings - providing immediate high-resolution thermal imagery, revealing potential structural and moisture issues, energy efficiency and even rodent or pest discovery. The BCAM® infrared camera features an automatic color alarm alerts yout to moisture-laden areas during building scans which can detect potential areas of mold growth, as well as verify when structures are moisture-free during the drying out process. With the BCAM the Mold Inspector can inspect places that can't be physically reached with moisture meters. The BCAM reveals wet conditions behind surfaces such as: enameled walls and wallpaper that don't readily water stain, track leaks to their source, monitor the drying process, and confirm when a structure is dry. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) deals with the content of interior air that could affect health and comfort of building occupants. The IAQ may be compromised by microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), chemicals(such as carbon monoxide,radon}, allergens, or any mass or energy stressor that can induce health effects. Often it is perceived that outdoor air is polluted, but indoor air is acceptable. Scientific studies illustrate the falsity of this perception, and, in fact, indoor air is often a greater health hazard than the corresponding outdoor setting.
Regardless of the type of work we do for you, here are our defining principles:
We only do Inspections and testing, we consider it a "conflict of interest" to do removal or remediation. We do not refer you to one of our "friends" in the mold remediation business either, we truly give you an unbiased report.
Our top priority. We determine if it's possible to remain in the building during abatement procedures. We meet or exceed all OSHA and EPA guidelines.
Our efficiencies and volume allow us to offer more affordable pricing than most of our competitors. Because we only do Testing, you can be assured that you will get an unbiased report.
All efforts are made to avoid interruption and continue normal activities to the degree it is safe to do so.
All you request, we will take every step to maintain a low profile and safe-guard your privacy. We will not show up with "mold" banners on our trucks.
Our team of professionals take great pride and fulfillment in the work we do.
We Promise Professional Results At Reasonable Prices "First Time - On Time - Every Time."
Latest News on the Dangers of Mold...The word is out. The potential health effects of mold overgrowth can be serious. From The New York Times Magazine and The Boston Tribuneto Sixty Minutes and Prime Time Live, reports of devastating mold contamination have raised public awareness. Too much mold in the indoor environment can lead to sinusitis, watery eyes, rhinitis, wheezing, bronchitis, and asthma. In fact, in a recent Mayo Clinic study, 96% of sinusitis cases were found to be fungal related. Still more serious threats are posed by the specific species of fungi that produce mycotoxins. These molds can cause pneumonia (aspergillus, penicillium), pulmonary bleeding (stachybotrys charturum), and even nervous system impairment (stachybotrys). Most vulnerable to mold-related illness are children, the elderly, and mold-sensitive (allergic) and immune-compromised individuals.Mold exposure has now been linked to Asthma,Fribromyalgia, depression, Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) which remains a major cause of mortality in diabetics,infants, the elderly, people undergoing cancer treatment, people suffering with ARC, AIDS, the immuno-compromised and organ transplant recipients.Mold exposure has also become suspect as a cause of "SIDS", Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Aspergillus fungi have been documented to colonize previously damaged lung tissue and commonly colonize the airways of patients withcystic fibrosis, emphysema, asthma, smokers and healthy lungs.The Symptoms Of Mold Exposure, Mold Sickness, and Mold Related IllnessesMold exposure has now been linked to Asthma,Fribromyalgia, depression, Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) which remains a major cause of mortality in diabetics,infants, the elderly, people undergoing cancer treatment, people suffering with ARC, AIDS, the immuno-compromised and organ transplant recipients.Mold exposure has also become suspect as a cause of "SIDS", Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Aspergillus fungi have been documented to colonize previously damaged lung tissue and commonly colonize the airways of patients withcystic fibrosis, emphysema, asthma, smokers and healthy lungs. Remember: Mold is a Living Breathing Organism, Best Described as Half Plant and Half Animal. If Inhaled or Ingested the Microscopic Mold Spores Enter the Human Body, Colonize and Begin to Grow. As the Mold Colonies Grow Within Your Body they Produce Poisons Called, "Mycotoxins". These Poisons leach into your body. Each Day that the Infection is Left Untreated the Colonies of Mold Grow Larger, Leaching more Poison into your Body with Each Passing Day. This is Why Some People Exposed to Mold May Not Show Symptoms of Mold Exposure for up to Three Months after their Initial Exposure.