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Springfield, MO Mold Testing

How will I know if I need mold testing?

Mold testing is important for the health and safety of your family or employees and customers. Mold testing is especially important for any home or business that has experienced water damage, or if anyone is having respiratory challenges.

Mold spores are always present in the Earth’s atmosphere and every Springfield home and business has mold. This is normal because 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.

When mold begins to colonize it becomes a problem that can spread quickly to other areas of the home or structure. This is when it can cause health problems and begins causing damage to property. This is where mold testing comes in.

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. Mold samples will be taken from these surfaces and from the air to determine what kind of mold exists.

Surface Mold Testing

What kind of testing best suits your needs.

Your Lake Ozarks 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.

When to have a surface sample taken:

  • When visible mold (or suspected mold) is present
  • Where a cleanup or removal of visible mold took place
  • When a third party will be involved in effecting repairs to ensure those repairs are done properly

Mold Testing – Indoor Air Quality

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 Ozarks 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.

When you should consider an Indoor Air Quality Mold Test:

  • When a recent or past water event is suspected
  • A “musty” smell is noticed
  • An occupant of the home is predisposed to respiratory distress
  • Recent mold remediation took place and you want to verify the effectiveness
  • When you have general concerns about the house you are purchasing
  • When the home sat vacant for an extended period of time
  • A major water event historically is suspected
  • This service becomes especially important when there is a suspected mold issue and a home inspection was not performed

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.

Pillar Premier Inspections Knows Mold

Lake Ozark Mold Testing, a subsidiary of Pillar Premier Inspections, can alleviate the distress Springfield, 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 of Ozarks – (573) 363-5511 or Springfield – (417) 893-0770   Lake Ozark Mold Testing is a subsidiary of Pillar Premier Inspections.

Ceiling with mold shown.
Testing the air quality of your Springfield home and business is important for your health and safety.
Fungal growth in plumbing system shown.
Fungal growth in plumbing system during an inspection.
Fungal in joists of crawlspace
Fungal in joists of crawlspace found during inspection.