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Your Local Mold Testing Professionals

What is Mold Testing?

When you call Restoration 1 of Fairfield CT to conduct mold testing services for your home or business, one of our mold technicians will take an air sample or a surface sample to identify the species of mold is growing. Once the samples have been collected, we will send the samples to a laboratory for an examination. In a matter of days, the results will be in and, if needed, we will be able to construct a restoration plan tailored to the type and quantity of mold in your property.

How We Collect Mold Testing Samples

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Air Samples: Mold spores travel through the air. Therefore, in order to identify the type of mold in your home or business, we will utilize a collection vessel called a “spore trap”. Spore traps work by passing air through a sticky surface, collecting mold spores.

Surface Samples: There are a number of methods for collecting mold surface samples. Our most common method entails using a cotton swab to collect mold spores. Other techniques include sending a moldy piece of building material or a piece of tape with mold stuck to it.

Call Restoration 1 of Fairfield When You Need Mold Testing Services

How To Prevent Mold In Your Home Or Business

Restoration 1 of Fairfield understands how frustrating it is to realize that you need mold testing services. The best defense against mold is to prevent it in the first place. If you’re wondering how to prevent mold in your home or business, check out these quick tips for property owners:

Immediately Dry Spills Or Water
Prevent Moisture
Ventilate Properly
Clean Gutters
Monitor Humidity

When Should You Get Mold Testing?

This is a difficult question to answer, since the benefits from getting a mold test can vary so much depending on your specific situation. If you’re considering buying a home and are concerned about mold, having a test done would be highly beneficial since it may impact your decision to move forward with the purchase or adjust the offer. However, if you own your home already and know you have mold, then scheduling mold testing services and preparing for mold removal is likely a more rewarding path.

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