Our passion is finding mold growth in homes and protecting the families and property owners of Galveston, Texas. AWA Environmental’s certified mold inspectors pride ourselves in bringing the latest in innovative mold testing technology. As a leading Galveston mold inspection and testing company that offers mold inspection, testing and sampling. The majority of our inspections last for one to two hours though they may take more depending on the dimensions of the home.
The mold inspection services that we provide in Galveston are the following:
- Comprehensive visual inspection – At this stage, we inspect several areas of the house looking for clues and signs of water damage.
- Moisture reading – Once we locate the source of the moisture we have the mold inspection equipment to determine the the humidity and temperature levels in your home.
- Air sampling – This is done to evaluate the quality of air in your home or building to make sure levels are within acceptable levels.
- Surface sampling – Surface mold sampling using a “tape-lift” method or swab can determine what molds are growing on a surface.
- Bulk sampling – Bulk sampling is a mold test that requires the inspector to remove a piece of suspected mold contaminated material, such as carpet, sheetrock or wood, and then sending that material to the lab to be analyzed.
What Should You Be Looking For?
If you believe that you have mold growth, some of the things that you should be looking for are visible mold growth, condensation on or around windows, discoloration of walls and damp areas of the home, like a cold, damp basement. Any of these sound familiar? If so, then the next step is to schedule a mold inspection.
Our Galveston certified mold inspectors are experts in finding mold growth based on the moisture readings and visual inspection of the property.By taking moisture readings it allows us to pinpoint the areas at a property that are ideal for mold growth. Being able to know where these areas are can help property owners avoid the need of costly repairs and renovations later on as the mold spreads.
Once the certified Galveston mold inspectors from AWA Environmental pinpoints the location of the moisture that is causing the mold growth it will allow the property owner to make the correct decision on how they would like to eliminate the mold. Being proactive and having a certified mold inspector take moisture readings helps in early detection.
What to Look for in a Certified Galveston Mold Inspector
There are a number DIY mold detection kits being sold at the hardware store. These are usually cheap options that provide poor readings and results, not to mention that some molds can be very dangerous if handled incorrectly. Our professional mold inspectors have the proper training and experience to identify and test for mold. You wouldn’t go to a plumber for a root canal so why would you try to do a mold inspection yourself. In addition to have the training and experience, AWA Environmental’s mold inspector will have the most sophisticated mold detecting equipment on the market today. Not only can they detect the presence of mold, but they can also identify the type, the severity of the problem, and determine where it’s coming from.
Once you have hired someone to eliminate the mold, you will want to have another mold inspection to make sure that you’ve eliminated any traces of mold.
Health Problems Caused by Mold Can be Debilitating
Mold is dangerous and mold growth is commonly found in Galveston homes. This means that there is a high chance that you are currently exposing yourself and your loved ones to acute mold. This is why hiring a certified Galveston mold testing company is vitally important.
Mold has been directly linked to several health conditions where some such as asthma and allergic reactions are severe. Mold usually thrives in a cold, damp and moist environment. 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 growth.
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.
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 Galveston when it comes to mold inspection and testing. To learn more about the our certifications visit the websites below.