Mold Testing

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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What is Mold Testing?

There are several ways to discover if you have a mold infestation in your home or business. You can use the services of a mold inspection company, or you can purchase mold test kits to use yourself. A mold inspector will start by asking you a series of questions about why you suspect that you are dealing with a mold problem.

Next, the inspector will conduct an in-depth visual observation of your site. Finally, he or she will take samples of areas where mold is likely to be growing. Those samples will be sent to a lab where they will be tested for the presence of mold and to determine what types of mold might be present.

Mold Testing Kits

You can also get mold testing kits from online vendors. These kits are designed to save you money while offering you the opportunity to get a better idea of whether you have a mold problem or not. They can be purchased for under $100, and you will be able to use them to test your entire home or small business.

The tests come with complete instructions, and you will also be able to find more detailed information online about how to use them effectively. One advantage of using a mold test kit is that, if you follow the directions and use the kit properly and find that you do not have a mold problem, you will have saved the expense of the laboratory testing. If your kit reveals that you have a mold infestation, you can follow up with the testing and will be able to get the names of companies who specialize in eliminating mold infestations.

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