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Testing for Mold Cleanup

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Even if there are no visible signs of a fungus issue, a home that has experienced some type of water damage should be periodically tested. While mustiness is not always a guarantee there is a problem, it is a sign that professional testing is needed.

Make sure that a reputable testing agency is consulted.

There are scammers who will provide inaccurate results just to get secure a contract for an unnecessary repair job. Trust only environmental hygienists who have a solid reputation. Consult with your Missouri Better Business Bureau, plus research reviews from other customers.

If the tests come back indicating there is a problem, no time should be wasted in setting up an appointment to determine how to begin removal. Often the Missouri based agency that does the testing will have a highly skilled team of experts that can handle the job. Once an issue has been discovered, the next step is to obtain an estimate for removal.

Severe Issues

The testing agency will indicate if the growth problem has escalated to where people occupying the home or building could be at risk. If it is a place of business, all employees must be made aware that there is a problem with mold and mildew present.

Individuals who have respiratory ailments may not be able to safely work in the environment until the problem is fixed. That is why timing is essential if a fungus issue is detected so that the remediation process can be started.

Preventing water damage and unnecessary moisture is the first objective in preventing growth problems. When it is evident that a problem has started, getting a professional test and assessment is important to establish the next step. If mold cleanup is determined to be necessary, consult with a licensed remediation expert in the St. Louis, MO area to get the job done right. Visit http://www.SERVPROnorthweststlouiscounty.com for more information on mold remediation.

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