HOW MOLD TRAVEL and get you sick

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Home Inspector with INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST HI-80 & MRSA1895

Mold Travel

When testing for mold, it’s important to keep in mind that Mold travels around very similar to dust. Your furniture and personal effects are susceptible to mold contamination. When looking for a good sampling point pay close attention to circular patterns in what may appear to be dust on contents. Mold tends to grow on leather goods and particle board first. A series of samples may be conducted such as Indoor Air Quality sampling, Bi-O-Tape Lift sampling, SWAB sampling, Bulk sampling, Cavity sampling, Dust sampling and Laboratory testing. The number of IAQ samples are dependent on the size and configuration of the building and other living area under the HVAC system. An average number of IAQ air samples ranges from 5 to 8 on an average home or office. It is important to have enough data point to be able to professionally ascertain what is going on inside the living space. Taken less than required number of samples can jeopardized the end analyses results giving misleading information.

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Fine particulates are microscopic shards of the mold spore which can carry mycotoxins. When inhaled, these mold particulates can imbed themselves into the soft tissues of the brain causing a multitude of short and long term health problems.

Organic Microbial /Mold fungi colonies are often found both indoor and outdoor. Outdoor it is acceptable, but once mold finds its way indoors, your family health and vitality are going to be compromised. There are common indoor molds that can easily manifest within your home. These common molds are Cladosporium, Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Alternaria. There are types of molds that should not be indoors such as Stachybotrys and Chaetomium these are water activity molds.

mold inspectionMold sensitivity is common among individuals. Those who have weakened immune systems and people who take any medicine to suppress the immune system are more likely to be affected by mold exposure. Mold normally affect children, infants and orderly people. Extended exposure to mold can result in asthmatic reactions, wheezing, red or itchy eyes, stuffy nose, and congestion and in many cases skin irritations. It’s important to note the signs and whether you have any reason to expect the presence of mold within your dwelling. If you have any reason to believe that there may be mold or someone in your home is suffering because of mold exposure, then mold testing is something you will need to research to address the issue and assure the safety of your home and family members.

Our mold indoor air quality (IAQ) testing /mold sampling and Mold Assessment at INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALST (IMS) is perfect for residential and commercial properties who wish to seek out any harmful presence of mold. We have a three-phase process when it comes to our mold testing. Our comprehensive Mold Assessment is developed to address the issues and provide conclusions and recommendation to get rid of mold contamination. Our mold remediation protocol provides the guidance and instruction to the mold remediator to eradicate the mold contaminant inside the living space. You can always call one HIUSA/IMS to speak about our mold screening, mold testing and mold assessment and to schedule your appointment.

Any question regarding Mold Inspections, Mold Assessments and or PRVs or to schedule an appointment call 850-814-3889 or visit us at: www.INDOORMICROBIALSPECIALIST.com or www.HOMEINSPECTORUSA.biz

 

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John, you have some very good information in this post.  Thank you!

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