What to expect
Our Mold Inspection experts in Victoria, Texas will usually take an hour to go through a thorough and rigorous process of testing for mold spores. Typically every visit begins with a visual inspection in areas where mold is most likely to grow due to undetected pipe leakage. If there is any visual mold, the inspector will take a physical sampling of the mold in order to take it back to the lab in order to test what type of mold you’re dealing with. After the visual inspection is completed the professional will go through and perform an air quality test in any of the rooms believed to be affected. The air quality test will capture and detect mold spores that may be in the air of the affected rooms.
Why do you need an air quality test?
Mold usually grows in dark and damp areas. This means that if you have mold, it isn’t normally detected visually. If it is visual, it usually means the area has been growing for quite a while. Typically mold will grow after there’s a flood or some type of water leak in the house. As soon as the water touches porous material like drywall, it will soak into the material and escape on the other side which is usually inside of the wall where it’s very dark.
Since mold grows in areas where you can’t see it, it’s very important to take an air quality sample in order to detect if there is any mold. This requires very sensitive testing equipment. DIY kits are unable to detect most of the mold that’s growing inside walls or under other porous materials. it’s imperative that you use a professional and certified mold testing service in order to have peace of mind that the mold has been detected.