Mold Testing is one of the ways of determining what type of mold is present in your home or work space. This typically is done when the mold is visible, however we are able to test when mold is not visible to the eye which could prevent further damage to your structure or create health issues.
There are many types of molds that are unsafe and can cause health issues:
Penicillium, aspergillus, cladosporium, and alternaria are the most common molds that are found in homes and office buildings
Stachybotrys or black mold, is the most dangerous mold that can be found on your property
It should be noted that mold will change black in colour eventually.
Regardless of what type of mold is present, an inspection must be completed to discover the type, so a treatment can be put in place.
HOW TO PREVENT MOLD GROWTH
Mold spores do not turn into mold growth unless they are given the right food, water and temperature to grow in. When mold is given this environment, mold can be formed. This is why it is imperative to keep your home at the right humidity levels between 35%-45%. It is also important to look for signs of water damage or leakage.