Mold Inspection & Laboratory Analysis
Health Effects of Mold Exposure
• Allergic Reaction (Most Common) Caused by inhalation or direct contact with mold
• Asthma (Second Most Common) Mold spores can trigger an attack and make asthma worse
• Hypersensitivity - Developed after acute or chronic exposure
• Opportunistic Infections - Can cause disease in rare circumstances
Where to Check for Mold
∙ Around the bathtub or shower, around & under sink, under & behind toilet, around bathroom vanity
∙ Around & under the sink where leakage might occur, behind and under refrigerator, floors, wall cavities and ceilings directly above or below a bathroom or kitchen.
Attic / Basement
Laundry area, around water heater, around & inside AC unit & vents, garage (especially when directly attached to entrance of home), clothing, carpet & rugs, behind vinyl wall coverings, surface walls behind furniture
What is Mold?
Mold eats and destroys normal building materials in your home when they get wet
• Mold reproduces and spreads by shedding microscopic mold spores in the air.
•Water is the problem. Mold is the result of excessive water. Most Molds thrive in temperatures we feel comfortable in
• Mold can grow and produce spores in as little as 24 – 48 hours
• Indoor mold types that can damage your home and health include:
Aspergillus / Penicillium / Trichoderma / Stachybotrys / Chaetomium / Ulockaduyn / Cladosporium / Alternaria / Curvularia