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Mold Testing Services

Do you think your home or business has a possible mold problem?

 

Mold Inspection and Site Review –  We will visit your site to review the situation or problem area, collect air samples to determine if mold exists in the areas of concern to determine the extent of problem. The following services are available:

  • INFRARED Thermal Scan – Included FREE with every mold test is an INFRARED camera thermal scan of the areas you chose to have us test, to determine if any active moisture exists that will lead to further mold growth.

  • Mold Air Sample Testing – This is are most common test we perform. We perform highly sensitive air sample testing of affected area or areas of concern. If mold spores exists, this test will identify the mold types, spore counts, and help determine health risk factors. A sample needs to be collected roughly every 700 sq. feet of concerned areas in the home. 

  • Mold Physical Sample Testing – When visible signs of mold are detected (or a mystery substance that you are concerned about exists) we can take surface samples to test the suspect area or substance. This is done in addition to taking air samples to determine the exact mold type of the visible mold.

  • Laboratory Analysis of Samples – All mold test samples are sent to an accredited independent testing lab for analysis. A highly detailed report of the results is generated by the lab and then reviewed by us and emailed to you with our professional opinion in addition to the lab report.​​

We offer a variety of mold testing options in Utah throughout the Salt Lake Valley from Ogden to Santaquin, Park City to Tooele. 

 

  • We test homes, businesses, vehicles, boats and RV's.

 

  • Mold Air Sampling: Highly sensitive air tests to determine if any mold spores are present in the surrounding area (visible or hidden).

 

  • Mold Surface Sampling​: Identifies if a suspected or mysterious substance is mold, and if so, what type of mold it is.

 

  • Post Mold Cleanup Testing/Screening: Allows you to know if all the mold was removed before you let your remediation contractor off the hook.

Does the home you are buying or selling have past or current water damage, or possible mold?

Mold Air Sample Testing Is Also Offered As An Add-on To Our Home Inspections:

  • We offer mold air sample testing as an add-on service that can be combined with a general home inspection with INFRARED scan.

  • Air samples can be taken roughly every 600-800 sq. feet throughout the home along with a required outdoor control/baseline air sample.

  • We can also air sample just problem areas that may be discovered during the inspection (i.e., water damaged areas, areas with musty smells, areas of past repairs, etc).

  • Lab results are provided in one to two business day after the samples are taken.

Easy Online Scheduling

Schedule your mold testing online - reserve your appointment now! Select a whole-house mold test package or a mold test with the number of samples (areas) you want tested. Shortly after scheduling you will receive a confirmation email. 

The key to mold control is moisture control. It is important to dry water damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth. If mold is a problem in your home, clean up the mold and get rid of the excess water or moisture. Fix leaky plumbing or other sources of water. Wash mold off hard surfaces with detergent and water, and dry completely. Absorbent materials (such as ceiling tiles, sheetrock and carpet) that become moldy may have to be replaced.

Visit epa.gov/mold for additional information.

We offer mold testing throughout Northern Utah in the following areas:

Ogden, Salt Lake City, Orem/Provo, Santaquin, Tooele, Morgan, Park City & Heber City.

Additional Information:

The following information has been compiled to help you understand mold growth and inspection concerns.

Introduction to Molds:

Molds produce tiny spores to reproduce. Mold spores waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods. When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or un-addressed. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.

Ten Things You Should Know About Mold:

  1. Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints.

  2. ​There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.

  3. If mold is a problem in your home or school, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture.

  4. Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mold growth.

  5. Reduce indoor humidity (to 30-60% ) to decrease mold growth by: venting bathrooms, dryers, and other moisture-generating sources to the outside; using air conditioners and de-humidifiers; increasing ventilation; and using exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing, and cleaning.

  6. Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.

  7. Clean mold off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely. Absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles, that are moldy, may need to be replaced.

  8. Prevent condensation: Reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (i.e., windows, piping, exterior walls, roof, or floors) by adding insulation.

  9. In areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem, do not install carpeting (i.e., by drinking fountains, by classroom sinks, or on concrete floors with leaks or frequent condensation).

  10. Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.