Mold can be found in any existing building. Additionally, mold from outside the building envelope such as crawlspaces and attics can impact the indoor air quality via the HVAC system and stack effect. Mold growth is always the effect of a structural issue.
Should I Get My Gastonia Home or Business Tested for Mold?
We provide a reliable mold inspection & testing that can identify visible and hidden mold growing in your residential or commercial structure. Mold is a type of fungus that has the potential to grow indoors and outdoors on the surface of organic materials in damp conditions. The mold often appears as fuzzy-looking growth in a variety of colors including gray, black, green, yellow, and orange. The mold release tiny spores in order to reproduce and mycotoxins for protection. When mold spores land on a material with enough moisture and sufficient organic material, they may begin growing and digesting whatever substrate they are growing on in order to survive. Indoor molds can grow on a variety of materials to include wood building and furniture components, drywall, clothing, and other organic materials. Moisture for mold growth can come from multiple sources to include condensation, poor grading, floods, plumbing and roof leaks. In North Carolina and the southeast, high humidity can also be a contributing factor to mold growth.
During inspections, CDA collects air samples to delineate the extent of the impact to the indoor air swab or tape lift samples to identify the mold species. Findings from the sampling, visual inspection, infrared survey, humidity readings, and moisture readings are used to compose a full report with remediation protocol to be performed by an independent remediation contractor.
Why is Mold Hazardous? Mold can produce spores that become airborne and can lead to: