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Mold Inspection Air Testing Company in Los Angeles Ventura County

Mold Inspection Air Testing Company in Los Angeles Ventura County

Having a Mold Inspection Air Testing Company in Los Angeles Ventura County come out for an inspection is very common, and necessary, in our climate mold problems can arise quickly resulting in serious health problems. If you have a family, you’re elderly, have employees that are experiencing upper respiratory problems, and you suspect mold is the cause, then mold inspection should be performed to keep yourself, employees, and loved ones in a healthy environment. In most cases Mold Inspection is a fast procedure and lab results come quickly so the situation can be treated as fast as possible. Mold contamination can result in very serious health issues, if you suspect mold call ASAP. We are a centrally located Mold Inspection Air Testing Company in Los Angeles Ventura County with a quick turnaround on reporting.

How Long Does it Take to Get Results

Mold Sampling is fairly quick, it takes 45 – 60 minutes, usually we take one or two indoor mold samples and one outdoor mold sample (required).

Mold samples and a Mold Chain of Custody form are sent to the lab via Fed Ex. Priority. The mold samples are analyzed by the lab the same day they are received, the results are then e-mailed to Affordable Inspection Services for review and preparation of the written report.

Normally the Written Mold report is available the second working day following the mold inspection. In an effort to “go green” the written report will be sent to our client via email. Upon request the Written Report can be faxed or mailed.

Mold Facts

Taking a swab sample for mold testing.

Taking a swab sample for mold testing.

In our indoor environments there is major health concern when it comes to Mold. Mold is classified as part of the kingdom of fungi, (its not plant or animal but a both) and their role is that of decomposer, breaking down dead organic matter like fallen trees and dead leaves. There’s thousands of species of molds, and mold is present everywhere. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores, which will grow anywhere there is moisture, food or organic materials such as paper, wood, cellulose, oxygen etc. Contact AIS today your local Mold Inspection Air Testing Company in Los Angeles Ventura County.

Health Effects of Mold Exposure

Mold spores begin to grow when inhaled or ingested, as the Mold colonies grow within your body they produce poisons called, “Mycotoxins”, these mycotoxins leach into your body. The mold colonies grow larger Each day they are left untreated, the mold colonies grow larger, leaching more mycotoxins into your body. In some cases, people will not show symptoms of Mold exposure for up to 3 months after their initial exposure to the mold. Some of the symptoms of brief mold exposure are:

  • Sneezing

  • Itching Skin
  • Redness and skin irritation
  • Watery Eyes
  • Itching Eyes
  • Headache

Mold exposure has been reported generally as a result from people being in a Mold contaminated environment for an extended amount of time. Symptoms have been more severe and have lasted longer for some people, it was in proportion to the length time that person was exposed to Mold. Reported symptoms are as follows:

  • Constant Headaches

  • Depression
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Feelings of Constant Fatigue
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Coughing up Blood or Black Looking Debris
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Weight Loss
  • Hair loss
  • Skin Rashes
  • Open Sores on the Skin
  • Memory Loss “Short Term”
  • Neurological & Nervous Disorders
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Swollen Glands in the Neck Area and under the Armpit
  • Sudden Asthma Attacks or Breathing Disorders
  • Ear Infections and Pain
  • Chronic Sinus Infections
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Pain in the Joints and Muscles

Why Test for Mold

1. With the naked eye a Mold specialist cannot reliably identify a mold genus or mold species growing on a building, only a lab analysis can determine what type of mold is present. Some molds are considered non pathogenic (no known health effects), and can be easily removed with the right cleaning product.

2. Hiring a Mold Inspection Air Testing Company in Los Angeles Ventura County such as Affordable Inspection Services, Inc. for pre-screening a home for mold is not expensive, at least when comparing it to the cost of delayed repairs or health care that may be required if mold is not identified and properly remediated.

3. Mold spores in the air can be allergenic or toxic, even when mold is dead. Testing is the only way to determine if and what types of toxic mold spores exist.

4. By hiring an independent Mold Inspection Air Testing Company in Los Angeles Ventura County like AIS, there’s not a conflict of interest in the remediation. As an independent mold inspector, Affordable Inspection Services, Inc. will accurately report the scope of the remediation, we have no incentive to enlarge the project for profit like a contractor who does their own inspections might do.

What if I Have Mold

Mold remediation is not the scare it used to be, depending on the size and type of mold discovered, remediation can be as simple as general housekeeping or repairs a homeowner or handyman can complete. The written report issued by Affordable Inspection Services, Inc. will provide remediation guidelines that will fall into one of these categories:

  • No further actions recommended
  • Improved housekeeping required using normal housekeeping methods
  • Simple remediation required and guidelines will be provided that can be followed by a homeowner/handyman/maintenance person.

Significant mold remediation recommended by a qualified mold remediation company.

Why do Clearance Testing

When Mold remediation is complete, contact Affordable Inspection Services, Inc. to conduct a Mold Clearance Test. This inspection protects you from incomplete remediation and provides you with documentation that the mold remediation was performed properly. Some advantages of a mold clearance are listed below;Mold Inspection Air Testing Company in Los Angeles Ventura County.

  • Verifies boundaries of the mold remediation, that the contractor remediated all accessible molds in the containment area.
  • Verifies no visible cross contamination of mold debris from inside of the containment area by inspecting the integrity of the containment boundaries.
  • Verifies quality of cleanliness of the mold remediation by inspecting for any remaining water stains, water damage, elevated moisture, and of course visible molds.
  • Verifies air quality inside of the containment is acceptable prior to removal by taking mold samples of the air prior to authorizing removal of the containment.

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