Mold is a form of fungus, which normally grows in areas with high moisture content. An area with organic materials such as wood or food particles and high moisture content encourages the growth of molds. It is therefore important to inspect your home or office frequently for molds. A mold inspection test involves a thorough visual analysis of the area; checking for any water leaks on the walls and conducting a moisture test to determine whether the moisture levels are within the normal range. Molds testing will help avoid any health risks associated with molds.
A sample of the soil surrounding the building or home is usually taken to the laboratory for testing. If molds are found or the moisture content is too high, necessary action will be taken to either treat and remove the molds or establish the cause of high moisture content in the soil and resolve the problem. The affected area is usually isolated to prevent people from inhaling the toxic substances produced by the mold. Molds on walls need to be removed immediately as they may cause damage to property and release harmful toxins which are harmful to human beings. Treatment of contaminated surfaces or walls will prevent the molds from spreading further and stop mold growth. Utah Mold Inspection experts use specialized equipment to detect and remove molds on any surface.
The two commonly mold testing techniques are air sample testing and tape lift testing. The tape lift method removes any mold particles from a surface using a clear adhesive film. The results of this test will reveal the genus of the mold and how far it has spread. Air testing is the most preferred mold testing technique as it can also be used to test whether there is any mold left after a mold removal exercise. Cracks on walls and linking water pipes can increase moisture levels and damage property if the problem is not rectified on time. Utah mold inspection experts provide a wide range of services and can treat and remove any type of mold before it can harm your family or destroy your home.