Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need to test for mold?
A: Often, testing is not required. Rather a thorough visual and moisture inspection is sufficient. If testing is necessary, we recommend calling our office for a referral company who can perform the sampling.
Q: What causes mold?
A: Mold is caused by excess moisture and it feeds off of organic material such as wood, drywall, or dust. It also requires the right level of air humidity.
Q: Can mold spread throughout my house?
A: Yes and no. It all depends on whether the mold spores have been disturbed. Without the proper containment and protective equipment, you may spread it to other areas of your house. Professionals can isolate and remediate the mold.
Q: I think I'm having mold related health problems, what should I do?
A: Consult your physician. Unfortunately, we cannot say whether mold is or isn't affecting you. Everyone is different and every mold situation is different.
Q: The color of the mold I see is black, is that bad?
A: Mold is mold, regardless of color. Different kinds of mold affect everyone differently.
Q: Can I use bleach to kill mold?
A: Bleach is corrosive and may be harmful. Mold comes from excess moisture and organic materials so using a liquid bleach may provide temporary remediation, but if not properly dried, can cause more mold in the future. Bleach is most often not a permanent solution to the mold problem. The best prevention is to keep it clean and dry.