Mold in your home is a common occurrence in Austin, Texas. Mold is dangerous and can be a silent killer. Acute mold increases the incidences of asthma attacks and allergic reactions, and poses a significant health risk to people when it gets too close. This is why hiring a certified Austin mold testing company like AWA Environmental is vitally important.
Mold Loves Damp and Dark Environments
Mold thrives in a damp, cool environment with its growth heavily reliant on moisture. If your house is often damp because of a faulty plumbing system or a leaky roof or a cool basement, this dampness provides the ideal conditions for mold’s growth.
If your home has been involved in a flood, mold may also be present as a result of that. When floodwater enters your home, some surfaces could retain the moisture for a long time. In most cases, mold develops in areas that are hard to see, implying that it could be affecting the health of the people living in the house gradually.
Inspecting Your Austin Home for Mold
Although most new houses are inspected before a sale, it is essential to run your independent tests so that you are able to establish if the house is safe for your family. AWA Environmental’s Austin certified mold inspectors can help you conduct professional tests to ensure that your family is living in a safe and healthy environment.
If mold grows for a long time without detection, it becomes quite expensive for the homeowner to get rid of it. This is because mold removal companies charge huge bills to restore houses that have been extensively damaged by mold.
Another significant cost associated with mold is incurred in healthcare facilities. Respiratory conditions take a lot of time and money to treat in a hospital. Moreover, the affected person loses wages while they are recovering. It is a smart and strategic move, therefore, to ensure that you have mold inspection services in your home often and especially after floods or water leakages. This helps you to provide a safe environment for your family.
How We Go About It
AWA Environmental is a leading Austin mold testing company that provides professional sampling and testing services. Most of our sessions last for an hour although they could take longer depending on the size of the house. Our inspectors usually begin by asking you a few questions to establish your mold or water leaks problems.
They then perform a visual inspection. At this stage, they inspect several areas of the house looking for clues and signs of water damage. Afterwards, they could also use equipment to establish the humidity and temperature levels in your home.
After the visual inspection, AWA Environmental’s certified mold inspector begins to collect samples that he or she sends to the labs. The samples’ results also indicate which type of mold is present since some types may require special handling. The inspector might also check the air quality to verify if there are mold samples in the air.
Schedule an Appointment with Austin’s Leading Mold Inspection & Testing Company
There are other options for mold testing such as using DIY kits. However, the results of the kits may not be reliable due to the possibility of poor handling and sampling. Our mold inspectors are skilled and know where to sample. They also have access to professional equipment that not only indicates the presence of mold but also its type, how severe it is, and identify the source of the mold.
If you are in the Austin area and are looking for a certified Austin mold inspection and testing company then contact AWA Environtmental to schedule an appointment.
Not All Mold Inspection Companies are Created Equal
At AWA our mold inspectors pride themselves on being the best in the business. That is why we require our inspectors to have both and IAC2 certification from the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants and Licensed through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Rest assured, you are receiving the absolute best in Austin when it comes to mold inspection and testing. To learn more about the our certifications visit the websites below.