Mold Testing and Inspection
Mold can be lurking on your property without you even knowing it. Because not all mold issues are obvious, All Dry recommends regular mold testing and inspection. The Palm Beach, Florida, area is located in a tropical and humid climate, making it a prime place for mold growth. To find out if you have mold on your property, call our office today or schedule your mold inspection service online using this website.
Is mold really a significant problem?
Not only is mold unsightly, but it can also pose a significant health risk. In fact, close to 25% of the population has a known mold allergy. Short- and long-term mold exposure can cause symptoms, such as:
- Sneezing and coughing
- Sore throat
Severe symptoms may be the result of mold toxicity. With mold toxicity, you could experience significant neurological symptoms or pneumonia.
If I don’t see mold, could it still be lurking on my property?
Absolutely! Just because you don’t see evidence of mold, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t there. For those reasons, regular mold testing and inspections are essential to protect your family and pets. If our inspection reveals evidence of mold, we team with a local mold testing company to determine the exact type and to see how hazardous it is to your family’s health.
The following are signs that you could have mold on your property without seeing it:
- Musty or mildew smell
- Stains on carpet
- Cold or allergy symptoms
- Furniture discoloration
- Damp smell coming from your HVAC unit
- Slimy film on tiles
These are some of the signs of an invisible mold infestation. To find out for sure, call All Dry, and our local technicians can come to your property and perform a mold inspection as soon as the next day.
What happens if the mold inspection reveals that I need mold testing?
As soon as you reach out to All Dry regarding mold inspection, you become our priority. First, we consult with you regarding your concerns and ask if you have found mold in your home or if you suspect you have mold and can’t find the source. We might also ask about the type of property and the estimated dimensions so we know how many of our local mold inspection technicians to send.
When the mold inspection team arrives at your property, we start with a visual inspection of your home or business. We search for signs of water damage or other moisture or humidity issues that could be a compounding factor in mold growth. We also look for any obvious signs of mold or fungal growth.
All Dry uses various advanced tools to check moisture levels throughout your property. If we suspect mold growing behind a wall, we might drill a tiny hole to get a better look as long as it is okay with the property owner. We never do anything invasive unless we have your permission.
If we think testing is necessary, we team with a local mold testing company. Here is what to expect when the mold testing company arrives.
A local mold testing company usually begins with an air quality test. It provides mold measurements and can determine if mold is present. To perform this test, a sample of air is procured from various points throughout your property. The air is pulled through a small filter, and the filter is analyzed for mold.
When there is visible mold, a local mold company will often utilize a tape test to determine the type. Tape tests aren’t as versatile as air testing and are often used to determine which mold mitigation technique is best.
What happens if mold testing and inspection uncover mold in my home?
Remember, mold is extremely common. If mold testing reveals it in your home, don’t worry! Our dry fog technology can eliminate it with no demolition, so your property won’t be disturbed. Dry fog destroys mold spores and keeps them from returning.
Can I remove mold on my own?
Many people believe they can remove mold with soap and a lot of elbow grease. Unfortunately, that isn’t true. Mold spores are so tiny that there is no way you can eliminate them all with household cleaners. Even if you rid your property of the visual evidence of mold, it will return in a few weeks when the new spores take hold.
Don’t struggle with mold on your own. Call All Dry for mold inspection today.
Schedule your mold inspection today!
Sometimes mold is obvious with a visual inspection. Other times it can lurk behind walls, ceilings, and in crawl spaces. Remember, even if you can’t see it, mold can still make you sick. To give yourself peace of mind, schedule a mold inspection service with All Dry today. We serve Palm Beach, Florida, Palm Beach County, and much of South Florida. Call our office or reach out to our team online to learn more about mold inspection.