Indianapolis Mold Testing & Removal
Mold is a natural condition that can occur in any home. Mold occurs most often when an area of the home has sustained water damage or is consistently moist. Mold can grow on any surface and, if not treated, can cause health problems for anyone living in the home. People with breathing difficulties, immune system problems or allergies, are more likely to experience ill effects due to mold in their homes. Infants, children, pregnant women, and the elderly tend to be more sensitive to mold exposure risks.
Mold Assessment/Investigation Services – Aegis has a team of professionals who have experience assessing and determining mold sources. Mold assessment and investigation services include: locating the potential sources of water intrusion that could be causing or contributing to a mold condition, identifying and testing for molds, and developing a plan to remove or remediate mold contamination as well as the underlying conditions that might be causing or contributing to a mold condition.
Mold Remediation Services – Assessing and investigating a mold condition only addresses half of the equation necessary to solve a mold condition. Aegis can also develop and implement a comprehensive mold remediation solution. Aegis’s mold remediation services include remediation design, project management and oversight, and clearance sampling. Aegis works with qualified and approved subcontractors to ensure that a mold condition within a home or structure is remediated properly and safely.
Aegis provides the following services relating to mold:
- Visual assessment
- Air quality sampling
- Surface and bulk sampling
- Microscopic analysis by a certified microbiology laboratory
- Detailed analysis and reporting
- Mold remediation and consulting
- Post-cleaning/Remediation clearance inspections
FAQs About Mold Testing & Remediation
I have some mold in my house. Is that dangerous?
Mold exposure can cause adverse health effects in some people. Mold spores are always in the air we breathe, but extensive mold contamination may cause health problems. Breathing mold can cause allergic and respiratory symptoms.
How do I know if what I see in my home is dangerous?
Certain molds are toxigenic, meaning they can produce mycotoxins. Hazards presented by molds that may produce mycotoxins should be considered the same as other common molds that can grow in your house. Not all fungi produce mycotoxins, and even those that do will not do so under all surface or environmental conditions.
Mold growth, which often looks like spots, can be in many different colors and smell musty. Color is not an indication of how dangerous a mold may be. Mold needs to be removed, and the moisture source that feeds its growth must be eliminated.
Sampling for mold can be expensive, and there are no standards for judging what is and what is not an acceptable quantity of mold. The best practice is to remove the mold and work to prevent future growth.
How much does that cost?
The cost varies from one location to the next. The cost will include a consultation/trip fee plus the cost of each test, a minimum of two tests is necessary. A physical inspection of your home or thoughtful consideration of the building’s characteristics and the factors that led to the present condition is paramount in interpreting the sample results.