Mold (fungi) may be sampled to see if it was present in occupied areas in significant quantities. Mold in buildings may cause or worsen conditions such as asthma, hay fever, or other allergies. The most common symptoms of overexposure are cough, congestion, runny nose, eye irritation, and aggravation of asthma. Depending on the amount of exposure and a person’s individual vulnerability, more serious health effects - such as fevers and breathing problems - can occur.
Mold can be evaluated in the following areas:
- In air
- Inside HVAC systems
- Inside wall cavities
- On surfaces
- On carpets
We also have the ability to visually search in cavities without destructive demolition, to test surfaces for moisture content and to assess ultra small particle concentrations. Other microbes can also be sampled including bacteria, actinomycetes and other pathogens.