INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST focus is determining the existence of indoor mold growth, type of mold, and the airborne mold spore concentration (we want to know what you, employees and your family are breathing). Primary types of lab samples that we recommend testing for mold. The Villages, Wildwood, Leesburg, Ocala & Gainesville, FL.
When to Test for Mold:
- If your commercial residence or building has had a flood, leak or sewage back-up
- If your building has a roof leak, damp areas, or HVAC problems including inadequate ventilation or lack of make-up air
- If you see visible mold on ceilings, walls, floors, or equipment
- If you are experiencing foul or musty odors as a result of a process, renovation, or change in the building layout
- If your tenants or employees are experiencing allergy-like symptoms, congestion, eye irritation, or general malaise
- If you are purchasing, renting, or leasing a commercial property
- If you are planning to sell, renovate, or expand your commercial property
Toxic molds, commonly referred to as black mold, are more dangerous than ordinary molds because their spores contain poisonous mycotoxins. In concentrated amounts, mycotoxins can cause skin blistering, nosebleeds, asthma symptoms, or chest pains, among other things. In extreme situations, they can even cause shock and death.
Most lawsuits allege that mold problems could have been avoided, so commercial real estate owners need to show due diligence by investigating any suspected mold problem. We can document your due diligence in investigating mold issues, and determine whether they exist at all. We also can provide expert witness testimony.