Bay Area Mold Pros, based in San Francisco, California, has recommended that it’s time for spring mold testing. They want to point out that it is a good idea to perform mold testing during the spring season. Spring is the time of the year when mold growth commonly accelerates because of the increased moisture that allows it grow and thrive. It is vital to catch mold problems while they are still starting to minimize clean up costs.
Rick Bruce, owner of Bay Area Mold Pros, says, “As the moisture in the air increases, mold growth becomes faster. Thus, it is a good practice to have mold testing done during the spring season to ensure that a mold problem in the home or building will not grow to such proportions that it would require expensive mold removal services.”
They want to point out that it is advisable for mold testing and inspection, including the collection of samples should always be performed by a professional. This is due to three primary reasons: they know the areas where mold is most likely to be found and the conditions which are most likely to stimulate mold growth; they have the tools and instruments that are helpful in locating moisture, which is the reason for all mold growth; and all of the samples they take are personally delivered to a nationally accredited lab for professional analysis after which they provide a very detailed written report. Those who would like to know more important mold facts may want to visit the Bay Area Mold Pros website.
Do it yourself (DIY) kits for mold testing in the home are actually available through the local hardware or home improvement store. These kits are relatively affordable and after collecting samples, the homeowner can send them to a lab for testing. However, there are a number of reasons why such DIY kits are not recommended by Bay Area Mold Pros. First, DIY kits can only be used to test mold where people know it’s growing. Second, homeowners don’t have the knowledge and expertise to interpret the test results. Third, homeowners many not know how to determine those areas that are prone to mold growth. And fourth, a professional inspection report will be able to serve as professional documentation that is acceptable for a mold remediation company.
Bay Area Mold Pros is a provider of professional inspection services for molds. Homeowners who have reason to believe that they have mold growing in their home may find it advisable to get the services of a professional to conduct a thorough inspection. They have the appropriate tools and expertise for checking for mold growth anywhere in the home or building, including in those areas where mold is not visible.
Mold is a kind of natural fungus that usually grows outdoors. Outdoors, there is really no problem from mold growth and, in fact, this is beneficial for the environment as they help in the breakdown of leaves and other organic materials. However, it they grow indoors, they will not just affect the integrity of the home’s structure but also the health of people living in the home.
Water is needed for mold to grow. Water can be found in the home in areas where water is commonly present and also in other areas if there is water intrusion from a leak, condensation, or from excessive humidity. If the water that has entered the home has not dried out within 24 hours, it is likely that there will be mold growth. And if there is too much humidity, mold can also grow. Health issues due to mold growth is caused by the spores that molds release into the air. The mold spores can cause cold-like symptoms, such as coughing, sneezing, wheezing, and headaches. These mold spores, because they are microscopic, can reach areas in the home that can affect its structure integrity.
Those who are interested in mold inspection services may want to check out the Bay Area Mold Pros website, or contact them on the phone or through email. They are open from Monday to Sunday, from 7:00 am to 7:00pm.
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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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