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Mold Testing | How to Test for Mold

Mold Testing

Mold testing is a crucial part of keeping your home and place of work safe from the dangers mold can pose. People who live or work in areas that contain mold often complain of headaches, trouble breathing, and other physical symptoms. Mold testing can be done with a take home kit, but it is highly recommended that you use a professional mold testing company to test your home or business extensively and determine the risks, if any.

What Causes Mold to Grow?

Mold testing is important, but there are steps anyone can take to help prevent mold from growing in the first place. Mold requires moisture to thrive and typically will only grow in places that are warm. A good example of an area with optimal conditions that you will want to test for mold first in your home is the bathroom or basement. These places are perfect habitats for mold, because they are damp and warm and usually contain a food source for the mold (e.g. paper products, dirt, wood, etc.). Have your mold testing company start with these areas and if mold is present move to the rest of the home or business.