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Mold Testing Phoenix
Mold is present everywhere and can easily spread on moist surfaces. It can cause various health problems as well as extensive damage to property as the mold spreads and worsens. For this reason, as soon as you suspect that there is mold inside your home you should call a mold removal expert to perform mold testing. Although there are some individuals who insist on checking the presence of mold through do-it-yourself mold testing kits, it would be advisable to have a skilled professional do the work, as doing so yourself could cause several problems such as the following: 1. As you test the presence of mold or clean it up in advance, you might be removing the easy-to-identify materials which are useful for mold testing experts in checking the type of mold present and the extent of the damage. 2. There is also the risk of contamination. When you try to do the mold testing yourself, you increase your exposure to the mold, possibly causing health problems. You might also be unknowingly causing the spread of the mold to other unaffected areas of your home. This could not only be bad for you, but for the other members of your family as well. 3. When you try to clean up or test for mold yourself, you might also not be able to do a very efficient job which could cause further damage and spread. There are many reasons why it is important to have a professional conduct a more extensive onsite investigation and testing for the presence of any type of mold. These would include: 1. You or another family member is classified as high-risk in terms of health. You might have young children or elderly people in the house. You might have relatives who: are asthmatic, have a respiratory illness or infection; are immune-impaired; or have other medical conditions which could be worsened by exposure to mold, mildew and other biological pollutants. 2. You or a family member has been sick for a prolonged period of time for no known specific reason. This should be a sign or a reason to suspect that there may be a mold infestation inside the home that is causing or contributing to the aggravation of health concerns and the indoor air quality. 3. Your home has or is suspected to have had a history of encountering a flood or leaks which could have accumulated water in some areas. These could include plumbing leaks, ice dam leaks, roof leaks, basement water entry, ventilation problems, sewer backup, air conditioning system problems and other forced-air central heating or cooling problems that may have led to moisture or water build-up. 4. If the water damage or the mold contamination is apparent, you would need to have an accurate idea of how great the extent of the damage is and how much mold remediation is needed for a proper and complete cleanup and repair. These are just a few of the reasons why you need to leave the mold testing and cleanup to an expert. It would not only save you a lot of time, effort and money in the long run, it would also be the best thing to do to protect you and your family from further exposure to mold and your property from suffering more extensive damage over time.