Lexington, Massachusetts: Do You Need a Mold Test?
Mold causes concern for many home and business owners. Not only is mold unpleasant to see or smell, it can also cause property damage and may have health effects for building occupants.
Do You Need a Mold Test in Lexington, MA?
We field many calls a month from people who are concerned about the possibility of mold in their building. They want to know
- Do they need testing?
- Can we do the testing?
If you can see mold or other microbes growing on building materials, you do not need mold testing. A test would merely confirm what you already know.
Here at SERVPRO of Lexington-Bedford we do not do mold testing, but we can recommend a lab if you would like.
Finding Hidden Mold
When you smell but cannot see mold, our certified production managers can usually help locate it during an estimate. They will start by identifying the source of the moisture that provides an ideal environment for microbial growth.
Moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras allow our estimators to find moisture behind walls and beneath flooring. Once they find moisture, they know where to concentrate their efforts.
If they do find mold, our franchise professionals will advise how you should address the contamination and discourage future outbreaks.
Does It Matter What Kind of Mold?
Black mold has received a bad reputation as a particularly nasty microbe, but the treatment for any mold in your building is the same.
- Isolate the contamination.
- Remove contaminated porous materials.
- Remove mold from nonporous materials.
- Apply an anti-microbial product.
- Filter the air to extract as many spores as possible.
Testing is an added expense that does not help you combat the problem. Rather than drive up the costs of your remediation project, we recommend you call for an estimate to begin addressing the contamination.
Our crews are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification to apply the latest industry standards in mold remediation. Call SERVPRO of Lexington-Bedford to schedule an estimate when you suspect microbial growth in your Middlesex County building.