Certified Mold inspector NJ
Molds are ubiquitous in nature, and mold spores are a common component of
household and workplace dust. However, when mold spores are present in large quantities, they can present a health hazard to humans, potentially causing allergic reactions and respiratory problems.
Some molds also produce mycotoxins that can pose serious health risks to humans and animals. Some studies claim that exposure to high levels of
mycotoxins can lead to neurological problems and in some cases death. Prolonged exposure, e.g. daily home exposure, may be particularly harmful. Research on the health effects of mold has not been conclusive. The term "toxic mold" refers to molds that produce mycotoxins, such as Stachybotrys chartarum, and not to all molds in general. These toxic properties may also be used to the benefit of humans e.g. penicillin from Penicillium and so on. In low doses these toxins that could otherwise be deadly can be controlled to our benefit tofight off infection.
Mold in NJ homes can usually be found in damp, dark or steamy areas e.g. bathroom or kitchen, cluttered storage areas, recently flooded areas, basement areas, plumbing spaces, areas with poor ventilation and outdoors in humid environments. Symptoms caused by mold allergy are watery, itchy eyes, a chronic cough headaches or migraines, difficulty breathing, rashes, tiredness, sinus problems, nasal blockage and frequent sneezing.
Inspector Protector are certified mold inspectors who provides several different methods for testing for mold in buildings in NJ. The first is air sampling. It is normal procedure to test the exterior and the interior of a building twice at different times.
The weather is a concern, we make sure to test under the right conditions for better test results.
We use the exterior air sample as our gauge to measure against the results found in the interior. If the results show the interior has a higher concentration of mold then the exterior, we can determine that there is an infestation of mold growth.
swap or lift sampling
The other types of sampling we practice are swap or lifting samples. This is done primarily of hard surfaces or in the case of actual visible mold during a mold inspection. This type of sampling can determine the type of spore that isgrowing on the surface. It is also used after a mold remediation job iscompleted to make sure the contamination no longer exists.