Mold Inspection & Testing Northern Colorado
Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed.
KBar Assessments, Inc. can provide a Mold Sampling for those homes in which mold is suspected, known, may be a concern and/or to provide peace of mind with you home purchasing decision. KBar Assessments, Inc. is certified in the assessment and sampling to determine the presence of mold and its principle inspector is an experienced industrial hygienist.
- Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints.
- Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present.
- There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.
- If mold is a problem in your home, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture.
- Reduce indoor humidity (to 30-40%) to decrease potential mold growth; vent bathrooms, dryers, and other moisture-generating sources to the outside; use air conditioners and de-humidifiers; increase ventilation; and use exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing, and cleaning.
- Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
- Clean mold off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely. Absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles, that are moldy, may need to be replaced.
If mold is present/suspected in your home, sampling can tell you the type(s) and quantity of mold present. Typical mold sampling includes air and/or swab samples to determine the presence/quantity of mold spores and the types of mold present for comparison to the current outdoor environment