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 Lake Jackson when it comes to mold inspection and testing.
AWA Environmental is a leading Lake Jackson mold inspection and testing company that provides professional mold sampling and testing services. The majority of our sessions last for an hour although they may take longer depending on the dimensions of the home. Our inspectors typically start by asking you a few questions to establish your mold or water leak issues.
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.
Early Detection is Best for Eliminating Mold
Having a certified mold inspector take a moisture reading is one of the best ways 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.
The certified mold inspectors from AWA Environmental take moisture readings that give the exact scale and severity of moisture, which can create ideal spaces for mold growth. Being able to measure and pinpoint the location of moisture allows the property owner the ability to eliminate mold. Being proactive and having a certified mold inspector take moisture readings helps in early detection.
Where Hidden Mold Can Grow
Mold colonies can sometimes grow in hard-to-see areas, and if left undetected they can pose serious health risks. The good news is that a certified mold inspector will know where to look and scan with a moisture meter. Here some of the areas where mold maybe growing:
- Beneath tile, wood flooring, subfloors and carpets;
- Between walls and within drywall;
- Insulation material between walls;
- Ceilings and/or roofs with leaks; and
- Dark, damp attics and basements.
When a property owner leaves moisture pockets and damp areas untested this may allow the opportunity of mold to grow. The existence of mold can reduce the value of a property and also create an unhealthy environment for those that live there. If left undetected for a long period of time mold growth and moisture build-up ruin the structural integrity of the property.
Mold the Cause of Numerous Health Problems
Although it is common in many Lake Jackson homes, mold is a dangerous and silent killer. Although people have shared the world with it for millions of years, mold poses a significant health risk to people when it gets too close. This is why hiring a certified Lake Jackson 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 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.
Mold can also result from flooding. 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.
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 Lake Jackson 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.
Why Hire AWA Mold Inspection?
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 Lake Jackson area and are looking for a certified Lake Jackson mold testing company then contact AWA Environtmental to schedule an appointment.