Mold Testing in Norwalk, Connecticut
Are you concerned that you have mold spores in your Norwalk, Connecticut home? If you have experienced any of the symptoms listed blow, or notice a musty odor from your walls or floors after having experienced water damage to your Norwalk home, call the experts today at (888) 599-5535.
How Do I Test For Mold in my Norwalk Home?
How would you know if you have mold? If you had a water leak or flooding and experienced standing water or prolonged (more than 24 hours) moisture, there is a good chance that water seeped behind your drywall or under your floor boards. If not thoroughly dried, the conditions were ripe for microbial growth, including mold. You might see greenish-blackish growth in cracks in corners or you might detect a musty odor. If you have experienced any of this, call the mold detection experts at Restoration 1 of Fairfield County right away to deploy our Norwalk mold detection services.
What Problems Does Mold Cause?
Many people who have experienced mold exposure in Norwalk report the following symptoms: difficulty breathing, red, itchy eyes, irritated mucus membranes, coughing, sneezing, headaches, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating on tasks. Mold exposure sickness is more pronounced in young children and the elderly. If you suspect mold exposure, it is important to have testing for mold done by an expert and to swiftly remove it from your home. Restoration 1 of Fairfield County has been testing for mold in Norwalk since 2015. Give the experts a call today at (888) 599-5535 and return to health and peace of mind.
How To Get Rid of Mold in Norwalk Homes:
Once your building tests positive for mold, it is important to remove it promptly and completely. The mold itself will need to be removed, as well as the conditions that allowed it to grow in the first place. If you are uncertain as to the proper removal of mold in your Norwalk home, rest assured the experts at Restoration 1 of Fairfield County can help. We've been removing mold from Norwalk buildings since 2015. First, the mold needs to be detected. Often flooring and walls must be removed for proper inspection, and to assess the extent of the mold growth. It is important to use proper safety equipment when dealing with mold removal (gloves, masks and glasses). Once detected, all surfaces must be scrubbed with a bleach/water or other solution that will effectively kill the mold spores. Next, the areas must be thoroughly dried. Often, commercial air movers are used to rapidly and completely dry all effected areas. Then flooring and wall boards can be replaced. For quick response, call (888) 599-5535 for a Norwalk mold inspection by Restoration 1 of Fairfield County.
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Mold: To Test or Not To Test? By Owners, Rufino Gonzalez & Will Brown
"People often ask us about mold testing. 'When should we have a mold test?' The answer is simple: 'If you see mold fix it, and test afterward.'
We recently received a call from a home owner in Greenwich. The house was built in the 1980’s, but you wouldn’t know it from the inside. Everything was up to date with modern technology and beautifully maintained. But, the kids and the wife had stuffy noses all the time when they were home. We did a house assessment and sure enough, there was mold growing in the closet under the stairs leading to the basement.
The previous owners installed a plastic vapor barrier between the wall and the outside rock face. Over the years, the barrier broke down, moisture entered the house and mold started growing. We fixed the problem and did a mold test. To our surprise the test failed. The mold spore count in the air in the house was higher than a control sample of air from outside, so we looked further. A moisture meter test showed high readings in the basement floor. Sure enough, there was moisture in the subfloor that created a perfect environment for mold growth, including inside the walls. We remediated the situation and rebuilt the affected areas.
The mold spoor level in the house was still high compared to the control test. We continued our inspection to the attic where we found moisture and mold under the cellulose insulation near the bathroom. Moisture from the bathroom fan saturated the cellulose insulation because of a faulty installation. What made matters worse there was a break in the air-conditioning duct. When the HVAC was running, mold spores and the insulation were sucked into the system and circulated throughout the house. Fixing those leaks and removing all the contaminated material solved the problem. Mold spore count levels were below the control test and the family's health began to improve. Without the testing, the family might have continued to suffer without knowing why. While each remediation made things better it didn’t solve the problem. Two simple steps fixed the problem for good."
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