Bay Area Mold Pros, a mold testing company based in San Francisco, California, has announced that they are providing mold testing and analysis services in Daly City, California. Those who believe they may have mold growing in their home or business can request a thorough mold inspection and analysis. The company is capable of performing a thorough inspection because they have the appropriate tools and expertise to check for mold growth, even in those areas that are not usually visible.
Moisture is one key element that is required for mold growth. Thus, mold growth is often found when there is water intrusion or excessive humidity. Water intrusion can occur at any time in the home, such as flooding, leaking pipes, faulty roofs, or malfunctioning sump pumps.
Mold is a natural fungus that is normally found outdoors where it can help Mother Nature with breaking down leaves and other materials. However, if they are allowed to grow and multiply indoors, they can have a great impact on the health of the home’s residents and on the building’s structural integrity. The mold that is growing on moist surfaces will release spores into the air and these can be breathed in the people living in the home or those who are working in the building. This may cause people who are susceptible to experience cold-like symptoms, such as sneezing, coughing, wheezing, and headaches. And because molds are microscopic, they can reach areas that are not usually seen, such as above ceiling tiles, behind the drywall, under the flooring, and more. This can result into structural damage for the home or building.
Rick Bruce, owner of Bay Area Mold Pros, says, “You can’t get rid of mold unless you know everywhere that it’s growing. We will interview you at the time of the inspection to determine those areas that you are most concerned with in your home. The scope of the inspection will be determined by both the information gleaned from this interview, and any construction and moisture issues that are seen by our inspectors that might result in mold growth. Best of all, you know what it will cost you for all these services before we begin. No surprises or “hidden” fees.”
It should be noted that the experts from Bay Area Mold Pros have various certifications. These include the Certified Mold Inspector (CMI), Certified Mold Remediation Contractor (CMRC) and the National Association of Mold Remediators & Inspectors (NAMRI) certifications. The CMI certification ensures that the mold inspector has shown proficiency of knowledge that is needed for conducting a professional microbial assessment, properly take air and surface samples, identify the underlying moisture causes, and interpret the results. A CRMC is a specialist who has been ascertained to have been professionally trained in the removal of mold contamination in structures and materials based on acceptable standards, and to resolve any underlying moisture problem that caused the contamination. And finally, the NAMRI creates uniform standards of practice for the mold inspection and remediation industry and promote an ethical code of conduct. Bay Area Mold Pros is also a Better Business Bureau (BBB) accredited business.
Rick Bruce points out that testing and inspection for mold inside a home or building should always be performed by a professional, such as the team members of Bay Area Mold Pros. First, they know where mold is like to grow and the conditions that contribute to mold growth. Second, they have the appropriate tools and instruments that can help in locating moisture. And third, all of the samples that they gather are sent to a nationally accredited laboratory for professional analysis and the creation of a comprehensive written report.
He does not recommend the use of do-it-yourself (DIY) mold testing kits that can be obtained from home improvement store or local hardware. This is because they will only be used to test mold in places where people are aware it’s growing, and it requires an expert to interpret the results.
People who are interested in the mold testing and inspection services offered by Bay Area Mold Pros can visit their website or contact them on the telephone or via email.
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Locally-owned and operated by longtime San Francisco Bay Area resident, Rick Bruce, Bay Area Mold Pros offers professional and unbiased mold testing and mold inspection services. Rick has extensive training in mold inspection procedures.
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