Date: October 4, 2017, Category: UFW Posts, Author: UFW
Perhaps you’ve been watching that spot on your bathroom wall grow larger and darker. Or you think you might have some roof issues because there seems to be a damp spot by the ceiling fan in your room. One of the most common questions we receive is: how do I know I have mold?? A mold inspection is answer!
The most basic of mold inspections is simply a visual inspection from an expert. A licensed mold contractor can easily spot mold. Our inspectors will also bring along a moisture meter as well as an infrared camera. This allows us to see just a little deeper than the naked eye. The “secret” to mold testing is: If you can SEE mold, you HAVE mold. It must be treated. But this can save you costly further testing.
If the visual inspection suggests mold, or you or the inspector have reason to believe you have a non visible mold problem, the next step is Indoor Air Quality Testing.
What is IAQ Testing used for? IAQ Testing compares the indoor air quality of your residence or building to the air quality outside your building. We then send those tests to a third party lab for results. If you have higher levels of mold and other toxins inside your home than outside your home, then you have a problem that requires further inspection.
Typically someone wants IAQ Testing because they have reason to believe they may have a mold problem. Often times a family member is consistently sick, or you smell a musty smell, but can’t identify location. Whether it was an entire home that flooded or just some simple water intrusion, IAQ Testing can provide reassurance that things are indeed OK, or that they may need a closer look.
WHAT IF I DO HAVE A MOLD PROBLEM?
Don’t panic! United Fire and Water Damage is here to help. With over 18 years of experience, we are a Louisiana State Licensed Mold Contractor, as well as a Louisiana State Licensed Home Improvement Contractor. We can help remove the mold and also restore your home or office back to original- or better- condition.
UNITED FIRE & WATER DAMAGE OF LA, LLC OFFERS THESE SERVICES
- Water Damage Restoration
- Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration
- Mold Remediation – LA State Lic #250487
- Reconstruction Services – LA State Lic #555937