Call us today to get an inspection and testing: (609) 318-4536
Does your home or business in New Jersey have a mold problem? Give us a call today! One of our microbial specialists will come visit your property to conduct a thorough mold inspection. First, our mold test will determine if any mold is growing in the area. If mold spores are found, the test results will identify what type of mold is present, and whether or not it poses any safety or health risks. The report will also outline the source of the mold and how far it has spread.
After the mold testing process is completed, we will provide you with the test results and a detailed assessment of the indoor air quality of the property. Our experts will recommend the best course of action for you to take, and also present any other options that may be available to you.
In the event that black mold (or any toxic mold) is discovered, we are happy to assist you with mold remediation and removal.
Our mold testing and inspection services include:
- Thorough visual inspection of the entire property.
- MMold thermal imaging inspection.
- Identification of red flag areas (excess moisture, water intrusion, visible mold growth).
- Additional air or surface sampling (optional).
- Mold testing results from AIHA accredited laboratory.
- Indoor air quality testing and results.
- Detailed report with protocol for mold remediation, if necessary.
If you have any questions about our testing process, please feel free to call us at: (609) 318-4536.
We care about your privacy and work hard to protect it. All data and test results are kept confidential and are only shared with you or your designated representative.
Why Mold Testing is Important
Safety and Health
First and foremost, our biggest concern is the safety of you, your family, and your tenants. Mold can be dangerous and extended exposure to it can cause adverse effects to your health and the health of others. Indoor air quality is important, especially in the home and workplace.
After the samples are gathered, we complete our advanced mold testing process. The mold testing will determine the exact type of mold that is present. The air testing will determine the air quality in your home and inform us about anything else that may be present in the air.
It Can Save You Money
Even if mold growth is visible, we still recommend that you get a professional mold inspection and testing conducted before moving forward with remediation. Mold remediation can be expensive, and it isn’t always necessary. You can save a lot of money by having the property inspected and tested first to determine if remediation is necessary, and what the best course of action is.
Types of Mold Testing
There are three common methods of mold testing that are both reliable and effective: air sample, lift tape sample, and tape swab test.
Air sampling is a great way to determine the quality of the air and identify any mold spores. The first step is to collect an air sample from inside of the home. Next, we also collect a control sample from outside of your home. We test the mold levels of each and compare them to determine if the indoor levels are elevated. Our lab specialists then test the indoor sample extensively to identify the type of mold.
Lift Tape Sample
To collect a lift tape sample, a special piece of tape is placed onto the surface that is going to be tested. Next, the tape is lifted, placed on a sterilized glass slide, and then sealed shut. Back in the laboratory, the slide is placed under a microscope, examined, and tested thoroughly. The results provide detailed information about the spore elevation levels and the mold type.
Tape Swab Test
To run the tape swab test, a soft swab is wiped along the surface that will be tested. The swab is then examined, tested, and analyzed in the lab. While this method is effective at identifying the mold type, it does not provide insight into the spore levels.
5 Signs You Should Get Your Home Tested for Mold
1. Visible Mold Growth
If you can see visible mold growth, it’s time to get your home or business inspected and tested for mold. If not taken care of, the mold will continue to grow and spread throughout the area, releasing mold spores into the air. For health and safety, it is important to have experts conduct a professional mold test to determine whether the mold is toxic.
2. Recent Water Damage
Mold thrives in areas with a lot of moisture. If your property has recently experienced flooding or water damage, it is very likely that mold has already started to grow. Even minor water damage like plumbing leaks can wet a small area and encourage growth. Drywall with water damage is particularly susceptible.
3. Strange, Musty Smell
When mold growth is present but not visible, it can often be smelled. Mold releases a musty, unpleasant odor. If there’s a strange smell in your home, it’s a good idea to call a mold inspector. Mold often grows out of sight, behind drywall or cabinets. Our mold inspection specialists use advanced thermal imaging equipment to identify and pinpoint any mold growth that’s out of sight.
4. Experiencing Mold Exposure Symptoms
Are you experiencing mold exposure symptoms? Many people are, but don’t know it. Common symptoms include a runny or congested nose, sneezing, coughing, sore throat, water eyes, and even skin irritation. If you are experiencing symptoms, you should schedule a professional home mold inspection.
5. Real Estate Transactions
When it comes time to buy or sell a property, there’s no such thing as being too careful. You can avoid a lot of problems and headaches down the road by having the property professionally inspected and tested for mold growth before the transaction is completed. Mold can absolutely affect the appraisal value of a home or building. Remember, just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there.
Mold Testing FAQ
Are home mold test kits accurate?
According to Consumer Reports, using home mold test kits is not recommended. After testing various kits, they determined that the test results were not accurate or reliable. Because some types of mold can be toxic and harmful, it is very important to have accurate mold testing results. We recommend that you call a professional to conduct an inspection and complete an advanced lab analysis.
Where does mold grow?
Typically, mold grows in areas that have a lot of moisture. Any area of a structure that experiences water damage is prone to mold and mildew growth. Some common household areas that mold grows on include drywall, tiles, pipes, wallpaper, insulation, and carpet.
Can you get sick from mold in your house?
Yes, in some cases. Toxic mold, such as black mold, is known to cause health issues. Many people with mold exposure symptoms experience irritation in their eyes, throat, nose, and skin. Additionally, people with allergies or asthma may experience discomfort, sickness, and difficulty breathing.
How accurate is mold testing?
Professional mold testing is very effective and accurate. While there are a few different testing methods, air sampling is typically the most accurate because it gives an accurate representation of what the residents are regularly breathing in. The test determines the mold levels and also identifies the type of mold.
What is mold remediation?
Mold remediation is the process of restoring mold levels back to their normal, natural levels. When someone uses the term “mold removal,” they are usually referring to mold remediation. The process involves removing all toxic mold, visible mold, and sources of mold growth. After the mold remediation process is completed, only natural, microscopic mold spores will remain -- which is healthy and normal.
Got Mold? Contact Us Today
At Moldxperts, the whole team is here to help! We happily provide mold inspection and testing in New Jersey and the surrounding areas. For over 30 years, our neighbors in the NJ community have depended on us. To make sure you and your family are breathing healthy air, contact us today.
Call us today to get a free mold inspection quote: (609) 318-4536