If you suspect that there is mold in your house, it can be hard to know what to do next. It's a good idea to have a mold testing company professionally test the mold so that you can find out exactly how bad the problem is and if there are any health risks involved. Hippo Carpet Cleaning Arlington offers fast, accurate mold testing services for homeowners in Arlington, Texas, and surrounding areas. We provide comprehensive reports on the type of mold found in your home, as well as recommendations for treatment options so you can make the right choices for your situation.
Many people regard mold as nothing more than an unsightly fungus that grows on food left out for too long or on shower tiles where moisture accumulates. However, it's impossible to see with the naked eye, so knowing exactly how much mold is creeping up behind drywall or growing inside floorboards requires the help of a professional mold testing service. If you have visible mold growth in your home, there are hidden dangers lurking behind it that you may not realize even pose a threat to your health.
Breathing in mold spores can lead to allergic reactions and respiratory problems like asthma. More serious conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, and lung infections take hold when the mold settles deep within the lungs and causes an immune response. Mold exposure has also been linked with dermatitis and other skin issues, particularly among children who love to explore their surroundings by putting things in their mouths or touching everything they see. The effects of ingesting mold is not yet completely understood, but it's clear that some types of fungi cause gastrointestinal problems in people with weakened immune systems, especially when ingested through water-damaged materials, cooking utensils, etc.
There are several ways that black mold testing companies use to test for mold growth, but not all methods are effective. Taking a visual survey is the first step most companies take, and this is often enough to confirm that there is a problem and where it's located. Air quality tests can tell you how many spores and mold types are in the air, but they don't indicate how far those spores have traveled or whether they might be settling on other surfaces such as floors or furniture.
If you decide to go ahead with an air-quality test, make sure that it includes an analysis of airborne spores and culturable (cultivable) spores because both types of samples which can be checked in a mold testing laboratory provide valuable information. A mold test meter can be used to determine if there is mold growth on floors, walls, carpets, and other surfaces that are easily accessible.
A lab will culture the samples taken from different areas in your home to identify the type of spores present. This method is effective for determining where the mold may have originated, but it doesn't show how far it has spread or what living conditions exist that might contribute to its growth, such as excessive moisture or water damage.
During a comprehensive evaluation, Hippo Carpet Cleaning Arlington uses both surface sampling and air quality tests along with moisture readings and photos to give you clear information about indoor environmental conditions, as well as estimate the extent of contamination throughout your entire house. Our trained technicians can provide recommendations on cleaning, repair, and containment procedures so you can go back to living in your home with peace of mind.
Unlike many mold testing services that are eager to sell you unnecessary high-priced services, Hippo Carpet Cleaning Arlington always provides accurate, unbiased information that can help you make the right choices for your situation and save money by avoiding unnecessary repairs and treatment procedures.
At Hippo Carpet Cleaning Arlington, we are dedicated to providing the best to our customers in a timely manner. To this end, we have newly partnered with O2 Mold Testing to help with mold inspection and testing services so we can make sure that all our customers facing mold concerns are dealt with professionally and efficiently.
We also provide professional water damage restoration as well as carpet cleaning among other services related to mold testing. We are always happy to put your mind at ease regarding any concerns you may have about mold growth, moisture problems, or other environmental issues inside your home.
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