Mold Testing Jacksonville FL
We have spent years perfecting the mold diagnostics and mold testing process in Jacksonville, Florida. We realize that each case is different and deserves individualized care.
IICRC-certified inspectors and technicians will complete a mold inspection while taking note of any areas of concern related to existing mold, water intrusion, visible leaks, and even excess moisture. We use precise equipment to test air quality and surface conditions. In the typical residential setting, 1 to 4 samples are taken depending on the building size, areas of concern, and the surface being tested.
If mold is detected, a comprehensive protocol for full mold remediation can be submitted for approval. Test results generally become available within 3 to 5 business days; however, a rush analysis is available for an additional charge.
Florida Licensed Mold Remediator
Florida Licensed Mold Assessor
Florida Licensed General Contractor
WHAT CAUSES MOLD?
There are precise conditions that must be met for mold to grow within a home. These include: a surface to grow on; darkness; warm temperatures; oxygen; moisture; and time. Every home normally contains each of these with the exception of one – moisture.
Moisture is the key that determines whether mold will grow in your home or not. This can be caused by major water damage from flooding. Other sources of moisture within a home typically related to mold growth are: humidity, condensation, leaking pipes, roof leaks, a damp basement, water build up close to the foundation, and even wet clothes. Poor ventilation is associated with mold growth as well.
COMMON SIGNS OF MOLD
There are three tell-tale signs that reveal mold is likely present:
COMMON TYPES OF MOLD
There are various types of mold often found in and around the home. When thinking of mold, many people usually think of Stachybotrys chartarum, commonly referred to as black mold. This type of mold can be extremely harmful. The toxins it produces cause severe health problems such as allergic reactions, breathing conditions, sinus infections, asthma attacks, fatigue, and depression.
Although black mold is one of the most dangerous, there are many other common types of mold that can be just as serious.
MOLD THAT CAN POSE A RISK TO YOUR HEALTH: