Mold is a type of fungi that grows in multicellular structures called hyphae. Molds are part of the natural environment, and can be found everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Mold is not usually a problem unless it begins growing indoors. Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects. Some people are sensitive to mold. For these people, exposure to mold can lead to symptoms, such as, stuffy nose, wheezing, and red or itchy eyes, skin, or other more serious health effect.
If you have any of those symptoms or you are concerned about possible mold growth in your home, you may need a mold inspection. The inspection should be done by an experienced and trained Mold Inspector, Microbial Investigator or Environmental Consultants. Some States have mold regulations or mold guidelines. A normal mold inspection includes, an occupant’s interview, a visual inspection of the area of concern, used of instruments, such as, infrared camera, relative humidity meter, or moisture meter. Also, it includes collection of surface, bulk, and air samples. The Consultant’s experience is significantly important to identify conditions that support mold growth. No Federal or State agency have established mold concentration limit for mold exposure. The mold industry uses the exterior airborne mold concentration as the reference normal condition around the building.
Earth Environmental Consultants is a comprehensive indoor air quality consultant. Our staff includes microbial investigators, mold inspectors, mold samplers, and others. Among our services we offer mold inspections, and testing, mold remediation specification preparation, mold Project Monitoring, mold remediation verification testing, mold remediation trainings and more.
To contact us for your mold inspection and testing needs you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our office to 203 831-8911
To know more about Mold inspections, and testing, and the applicable regulations or guidelines you can consult the following documents:
Connecticut Department of Public Health