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Why Do I Need A Hygienist To Check for Mold?

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Do I Need A Hygienist To Check for Mold? Mold testing in a Lee's Summit, MO home

While visible mold is an easy threat to identify, the real trouble is detecting the mold that’s hiding unseen in your home. How can you figure out where spores are just beginning to multiply? In many cases, the answer is through air sampling - but not via flimsy kits. Industrial hygienists are the only choice to get the type of testing needed to make an effective mold cleaning strategy. Learn more about what these specialists do and why your Lee's Summit, MO, home may need one.

About Air Sampling

The first step to getting rid of mold is recognizing it and that involves air samples and surface samples. Industrial hygienists collect these samples to determine if mold is

  • Allergenic
  • Pathogenic
  • Toxigenic

Or some mixture of all three. Understanding the type of mold and level of infestation is key to mounting a good mold cleaning effort.

Can’t I Do This Myself?

The DIY-oriented homeowner may look to cut costs by doing air sampling themselves with a home kit, but that can be a costly mistake. There are several ways those kits can be misleading. They often lack the sensitivity to detect specific concentrations of mold to determine where infestation is heaviest. If an area is too secluded, the kit may not detect airborne spores at all - or worse, may indicate a mold problem where none exists. That can result in mold remediation bills for an issue you never had!

An industrial hygienist is trained to know the ins and outs of how mold shows up in the air in your home, allowing you to make a remediation plan and get rid of the fungus. If you suspect mold or have frank mold damage, tackle it the right way by contacting a mold cleaning company to check your home’s air and surfaces and get the mold out fast.

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