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Do You Need a Separate Mold Testing Company

2/11/2023 (Permalink)

Mold removal technician in personal protection equipment removing black mold from walls SERVPRO technician removing mold from this Farmington home

If you believe you have a mold problem, it is common practice to have a mold test and then hire a company to perform mold remediation.  A mold remediation company, like SERVPRO of Fayetteville, Springdale South, North Washington County, performs the process of removing mold and preventing it from returning.  The question is often asked, should I hire different companies to test for mold and remove the mold in my Farmington home. 

Let us begin by defining a few things.  What is mold testing?  Mold testing is having a professional examine surfaces and air in your home for fungus.  This is typically performed by taking swap or tape samples from surfaces.  Air samples are collected by using an air pump that traps aerosolized spores in canisters.  The samples are sent to a laboratory to determine the type and quantity of fungus.  The mold inspection professional interprets the labs findings and creates a plan to remove the fungus. 

What is a mold remediation company?  A reputable remediation company has IICRC trained staff to safely contain, remove, and eliminate the source of the mold.  Remediating mold can be an intricate process meant to remove existing mold and ensure it does not return.  SERVPRO of Fayetteville, Springdale South, North Washington County has staff certified in IICRC’s Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) courses. 

If you decide to test for mold, avoid using the same company to remediate your mold problem.  Often times a mold testing company that knows you will hire them to handle the mold remediation is incentivized to report mold in your home-even if they only exaggerate the findings.  Another reason is mold remediation companies have IICRC training to ensure they can properly remediate the mold.

SERVPRO of Fayetteville, Springdale, and South Washington County should be your first choice for any residential or commercial mold remediation.  Our team of professionals is trained to assess the damage, identify potential threats, respond quickly to restore your property to preloss condition.  SERVPRO of Fayetteville, Springdale, and South Washington County is available 24/7 by calling 479-419-5544

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