Mold In The Home | Mold Testing Bergen County NJ
Do you see black or gray spots on walls, beams, in the basement, or the attic? Are there damp, musty smells in the home? Are you about to purchase a home and want to make sure it has no mold or indoor air quality (IAQ) issues? Aurora Mold Inspections offers both licensed Mold and IAQ Inspection with no conflict of interest, meaning we do not remediate! We offer the most experienced, qualified mold testing and IAQ testing in the Township of Washington, Bergen County, and the surrounding NJ area towns. Local homeowners in Hillsdale, Westwood, River Vale, Emerson, and more can count on our experienced, complete, and accurate mold inspection services.
WHAT IS MOLD?
Mold is a fungus. These small organisms can be of many different colors, textures, and types and live almost anywhere indoors or outdoors. Mold thrives on moisture and can become airborne. And mold can live undetected almost anywhere in the home, including hidden behind walls, under flooring materials, in basements, or just to name a few. We are all exposed to mold every day. Given the right environment, it will start to grow and spread, damaging surfaces, and once it becomes airborne, it could make you sick. We can reveal if this fungus exists in your home and how widespread the problem may be. While most homeowners are familiar with mold that appears in wet areas of a home, like kitchens and bathrooms, the existence of invisible mold can go virtually unnoticed. This is why an extensive mold and also an Indoor Air Quality inspection for your home is so important! Invisible mold can exist beneath flooring, in the walls, and can float in the air.
When To Inspect For Mold?
- When you see visible mold. Or smell musty odors.
- After water damage from a leaky roof, flooding, broken pipes or any place not dried within 24-48 hours of the incident.
- If a house is left unoccupied for a length of time humidity can accumulate and create the right environment for mold.
- Purchasing a home. So you can rest assured there are or were no issues left untreated.
- After mold remediation to make sure it is all gone.
How Does Mold Affect Your Health?
You may be sneezing, coughing, have watery eyes. Usually, you assume this is due to allergies or a cold. While many people are immune to the side effects of mold, it can cause serious health issues for some. The existence of mold can cause allergies, lung issues, affect immune systems, and create general health risks. Invisible mold reproduces and its spores enter the air, where it can be breathed in and out of your lungs completely unnoticed. Pets can exhibit symptoms of mold irritation as well. They might have an increase in scratching, licking or chewing on their skin.
Indoor Air Quality and VOC’s
We also test for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOC).
Indoor Air Quality can be affected by a wide variety of things. IAQ testing is done for airborne mold spores and allergies.
Some things are used every day like cleaning supplies, tobacco, air fresheners, hobby supplies, etc. Other things that can affect it are mold and dust, building materials, furnishings, prior drugs in the home, floods, fires and even malfunctioning appliances.
VOC – Volatile Organic Compounds
VOC testing is done when the client feels there may be potential carcinogens or petro-chemicals from building materials used or other unwanted substances in the home. We can test for VOCs in the home if needed.
Experienced mold testers can locate mold, providing homeowners the opportunity to mitigate. As qualified Bergen County and Rockland County NY mold testing professionals, we are trained to follow strict guidelines, and meet high standards that allow for a thorough analysis of any samples collected.
It is the good health of the occupants of a home that demands testing for mold.
Is mold testing necessary in NJ?
Yes! Whether you are buying a home or already settled in, mold testing provides a way to guarantee the health of your home for you and your family.
How accurate is NJ mold testing?
Mold testing has evolved with technology, and when using the most modern strategies, mold testing provides extremely reliable results.
Who to call for NJ mold testing?
Aurora Mold Inspections is a local Bergen County NJ resource for certified mold testing. You can call us at (201) 476-9200.