Mold testing can be invaluable. Mold grows extremely quickly and may affect ones health – especially here in Vancouver due to excessive moisture.
mr natural® environmental engineers provides analytical laboratory testing of molds to determine species, the quantity one is exposed to, the impact to one’s health short and long term, and most importantly the source. An important quality of testing is to determine if occupants are suffering or reacting to mold or is it something else.
Mold often grows in a building without the occupants being aware of it. Since the spores become air borne, even hidden mold can cause health problems for the occupants. Simply “cleaning” does not provide a permanent solution to a the problem. mr natural® provides mold inspection, testing and remediation services for residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Call mr natural® to have a certified professional discuss your situation with you at no charge.
Mold Testing and Analytics
With over 1,000s of types of mold, many of which are carcinogenic, it is vital to identify, repair the source and remediate mold. Testing to determine the types of mold growing in your environment will help determine the type of remediation required and in many cases, assist in locating additional problems or sources of moisture requiring repairs. Certain species of mold culture of specific substrates under specific conditions.
Mold thrives in environments with moisture. Water damage and dampness that has been left for an extended periods of time may contribute to the growth of molds that potentially could cause a range of health concerns or structural damage to your home or office.
Methods of Sampling for Mold
- Air sampling to quantify and classify airborne spores
- Dust sampling for eRMi analysis to classify by genetics
- Viable petri sample
- Tape lift
- Bulk sample
Health and Allergic Reactions to Molds
There are some individuals that may prove very susceptible to negative reactions to exposure to these indoor contaminates. In these cases mold testing or an inspection is vital ensuring the problem is remediated properly with no future health concerns.
If you suffer water or flood damage, have it immediately dealt with by a water damage professional as mold can begin to grow within 24–48 hours. Have a professional confirm that it is dry. Run a hydroxyl generator to ensure mold does not culture. Contact mr natural® environment engineers for more information.