Frequently Asked Questions About Mold


  1. How do you clean mold?
    You would want to test the mold before attempting any cleanup. We advise that you don’t attempt the cleanup of toxic mold. Our home test kit will allow you to test inexpensively. After you received your results from your home test kit you can call us for a consultation. We can advise you on cleanup and answer your questions.


  2. I am a renter and have a mold problem, can you make my landlord check or test my apartment?
    No. If you believe you have a mold problem, you can test, inexpensively, with our home mold test kit to gather evidence of your problem or contact us for an inspection by one of our certified inspectors.


  3. I am buying a new home. Do I need an inspection?
    A mold inspection is recommend for every new home purchase. The mold inspection is different from a home inspection. The mold inspection is designed to find not only mold, but equally important, any sources that could potentially cause mold (sources of water intrusions, excessive moisture and/or humidity).


  4. Can mold growing outside get into my home?
    There is always mold outdoors. Your best defense against mold in your home is to check regularly for plumbing leaks and water intrusions. Use dehumidifiers and/or air conditioning during the hot/humid seasons to decrease the humidity in the home.


  5. I have a musty or strange smell and I don’t see mold growing anywhere what do I do?
    You can test the air in your home inexpensively with our home mold test kit to determine if you have a mold problem. If the test indicates a problem, then a mold inspection is recommend. If the test doesn’t indicate a problem, then you have successfully eliminated mold as a potential source of the problem.


  6. If I have a toxic mold do I need to move out of my house?
    If the toxic mold is localized to a specific room, the room can sometimes be sealed off. If the mold is prevalent throughout the home then moving out is advised until the problem is rectified.


  7. If I have a toxic mold do I need to throw out all my belongings?
    It depends on your specific situation. Our home test kit will allow you to test inexpensively. After you received your results from your home test kit laboratory analysis, you can call us for a consultation. We can advise you as to your specific situation.


  8. I think my work place has a mold problem. What can I do?
    Our home test kit will allow you to test your work place inexpensively. If the test indicates a problem, then a mold inspection is recommended. If the test doesn’t indicate a problem, then you have inexpensively eliminated mold as a potential problem.


  9. Why do I need an inspection if I already know where the mold is?
    The mold inspection is key to finding hidden mold and water or moisture intrusions (since to have mold you need a source of water or moisture). Mold can travel throughout your home and can grow behind walls, and between floors and ceilings. This is where the expertise of a mold inspector is invaluable when evaluating a mold problem. You can call us for a referral to a certified mold inspector and or remediator in your area.

  10. Are the home mold test kits accurate?
    Yes. The kit is a growing, viable sample of mold. We identify the mold in our laboratory and send you a report as to what types of mold were found.

  11. Do the kits come with instructions?
    Yes. The kit comes complete with instructions as how to take samples and where to send them for the lab analysis. You can also find them here.