Mold and mildew can be found almost anywhere. It can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed.
Our mold testing is done by certified indoor environmentalists. Mold, mildew and other fungi live and prosper in the same environment as we do. The houses we live in and the buildings we occupy, provide great conditions for mold growth.
All facilities need regular inspections for mold and mildew along with other periodic preventative air maintenance inspections. Before fungi (mold) can colonize, four requirements must be met:
- Livable Temperature
Humidity and water leaks are the cause of most Mold Infestations. Leaks, being the easiest to spot, are the first indications that mold may be present. But often mold grows behind walls, baseboards and other unidentifiable areas. Using your senses (visual and smell), can usually indicate the first signs of trouble.
In humid conditions, air conditioners can become a host to fungi and mold. If air conditioners are not operating properly and the indoor humidity rises, conditions become favorable for mold to grow.
RJF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING SERVICES MOLD TESTING INCLUDES: