We have a Certified Mold Inspector on staff
The Insulation Man offers air testing to detect any mold spores that are airborne in your home.We can also test for pet dander and other allergens that may be effecting your family's health.
Indicators of Sick Building Syndrome include:
Mold can be found almost anywhere; it
can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and
oxygen are present. There are over 20,000 different types of mold that
can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, insulation, and building
materials. It is impossible to eliminate all mold and mold spores
indoors. However, mold growth can be controlled by controlling the
When mold spores land on wet or damp materials they begin growing and digesting whatever they are on in order to survive. Molds gradually destroy the things they grow upon. All mold has the potential to cause health effects. Mold produces allergens and toxins that can cause symptoms such as hay fever, asthma attacks, respiratory problems, irritation of the eyes, skin, nose and throat, as well as serious sinus infections and headaches. If mold is present, caution should be used to prevent mold and mold spores from being dispersed throughout the air where they can be inhaled.
The Insulation Man will perform visual inspections inside and outside of the home to help locate possible moisture problems using moisture meters, relative humidity indicators, and optical scopes to look inside air ducts and walls.
Air samples can be taken to identify what types of mold are present in the home. Although you may not see the mold, if there have been water leaks or moisture problems, mold may be growing behind walls or under the floors. Tape lifts or swab samples can also be taken to identify molds if they are visible and can be reached.
Pricing for air, tape and swab samples vary depending upon how many samples are taken. With air samples you must take at least two samples, one outside and one inside. Request More Information
Controlling the water or source of moisture should be your first concern. Once these issues have been repaired, any visible growth should be cleaned and removed by a professional.