Mold Testing- To Test or Not to Test

mold testingAt Joe Taylor Restoration, we deal with a lot of mold. Mold of all shapes, sizes and colors, as well as varying degrees of mold damage. As mold remediators licensed by the State of Florida, we get questions often concerning mold testing. There are times that the answers are a bit more complicated and specific to a particular situation. However, generally speaking, the below answers the question:

When should a mold inspection and mold testing be considered?

  • When the smell of mold is present. A mold inspection and mold test can reveal whether there is indeed elevated mold, and where it is located.
  • When there have been plumbing leaks or another type of water loss, and there is suspicion that elevated mold may exist in the air and/or behind walls.
  • In the case of Post Mold Removal Clearance Testing– to ensure that the previous mold issues have been resolved and mold counts have returned to levels found in normal environments of the same type.
  • When there are health concerns. If a property owner or inhabitant is exhibiting symptoms that could be related to the presence of mold (coughing, sneezing, headaches, etc), a mold inspection and test may help to decipher whether or not a mold problem actually exists.
  • Real Estate transactions– in the interests of both buyers and sellers.
  • Landlord/Tenant disputes– where mold is a suspected problem.
  • An owner or tenant thinks they see or smell mold but are not sure.
  • A general Indoor Air Quality Test of the environment is requested.

If mold testing does, in fact, reveal that you have a mold problem. Or if you simply see mold in your home or business, do not hesitate. Joe Taylor Restoration is ready to respond to your mold emergency right away. Our trained technicians utilize the latest technology. And we consult with certified environmental hygienists to determine the source and variety of the mold, as well as the extent of the damage. Then, we work to rid the environment of harmful airborne toxins and restore it to its previous state.