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Mold spores have been floating around in the Earth’s atmosphere since the beginning of time. Every home has mold, and without it, the world wouldn’t be habitable for humans or animals. Mold is a natural part of the environment and plays an important role in breaking down dead organic matter like fallen trees and dead leaves.
Mold only becomes a problem when it begins to colonize and becomes an infestation. This is when it can cause health problems and begins causing property damage. This is when mold testing comes in. Mold testing can be added to a home inspection when respiratory problems emerge or when your home or business has been compromised by water damage.
Lake Ozarks Mold Testing will take samples of any areas where mold is visible and from any areas where moisture or water damage has been a problem in your Linn Creek home or business. Mold samples will be taken from these surfaces and from the air to determine what kind of mold exists.
What kind of testing best suits your needs?
Your Lake Ozark certified mold inspector will be looking for evidence of mold or “microbial” growth. Water intrusion and excess humidity can encourage mold growth. Lake Ozarks Mold Testing will test for current and former growth to determine if water intrusion is a factor. It is important to sample visible growth along with air samples to measure whether or not unwarranted exposure exists for you and your family.
Air samples can tell you if you have hidden moisture or leaks that are producing spores that may represent a health risk to you and your family. Lake Ozark mold testing professionals will determine the number of air samples that will be taken inside the home and will obtain an outdoor air sample to use as a baseline or control sample.
It’s not uncommon for a standard home inspection to note that fungal growth was found in a certain area that might require additional investigation. A mold-specific inspection and test; however, should be done by a certified and licensed mold inspector. All Pillar Premier Home Inspections are certified to provide mold-testing services and will recommend mold testing if there are any indications that there may be a mold issue in the home.
Lake Ozark Mold Testing, a subsidiary of Pillar Premier Inspections, can alleviate the distress Linn Creek, MO homeowners experience when discovering mold in their homes. To include mold testing with your home inspection, call our office today for more information or to schedule mold testing. Lake Ozark – (573) 363-5511 or Springfield – (417) 893-0770