Mold is a type of fungus that flourishes in moist environments and reproduces by means of airborne spores. There are over 400,000 types of mold, and while there are only a few dozen that are toxic, exposure to many molds can lead to health problems. It can also cause structural damage to your house. Places that are exposed to high amounts of moisture (like a bathroom or kitchen) are prime breeding grounds for mold and spores.
Don’t hesitate! Even if you don’t see mold, a full assessment can help you determine if fungal spores are growing in your home!
What Is Mold Testing
It’s important to take air quality tests because they help identify if there are any dangerous levels of mold in your house. Samples that have been collected are examined in a lab under carefully controlled conditions. All indoor spaces contain mold spores that come into them through air currents from outside, so mold testing usually provides a long list of species — most of which aren’t actually present in your house. Determining what kinds of mold are present in your home will allow you to decide whether you or your loved ones are in danger and if you need a mold inspection.