Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Importance of Arizona Mold Testing

So why should you test for mold? The first reason is that if mold grows indoors it is a serious health risk and can cause many types of allergies, flu like symptoms,  heat rashes, and asthma attacks. It can be reoccurring if the mold is not removed from the building structure. Mold grows in areas that are high in temperature and with a pretty high humidity factor.

In order for mold damage to occur in a home their must be a water presence. Mold can grow and develop if a mold spore lands on a wet surface. In Arizona, most homes are not built to withstand severe damage caused by flood, rain  and in high amounts of water damage. It is always a good thing to have the home you are going to potentially purchase inspected by a certified mold inspector or certified mold testing laboratory / company.

So what exactly are the health risks that result from homes testing positive for mold? Any Phoenix Mold Testing professional can tell you the following health consequences of mold:

aggravated respiratory illnesses such as allergies, and asthma attacks

skin irritations and rashes

respiratory infections

toxic infections

This can be a huge concern for infants, immune compromised patients, cancer patients, and the elderly.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Mold Testing Services Phoenix


If you are unsure whether or not you may have mold in your home it is best to make sure that you do or don't for many health reasons. Mold is caused by the presence of water, usually from water leaks from pipe breaks, plumbing malfunctions, toilet leaks, bad weather, floods, bathtubs and other scenarios. The first step is to make sure all water damage has been removed from the home.

We will usually remove the water build up and a couple of days later we will test for mold. It does no good to remove water and restore the damaged areas without testing for mold which will cause more damage and warrant re-construction in order to restore your home to its preloss condition.