How To Assess Your Mold Indoor Air Quality

Are you concerned with the amount of mold in your home or commercial building? Are the right conditions for there to be mold in the air? Is it affecting your health or others’? It may be time to consider a mold inspection to assess the mold indoor air quality of your home or building. Advanced Mold Diagnostics specializes in mold inspections, just like this. A mold inspection company will gather the background information of your home or building, perform a visual examination of the interior and exterior, monitor for gases and use thermal imaging to identify the initial and existing problem.

Mold Indoor Air Quality

When AMD completes your mold inspection, a representative will sit with you and may recommend mold sampling protocols. Within 7 to 10 business days you will receive a report containing details of the findings from the inspection, the answers to the cause of mold and the scope of work that will be required to remove it.


Why Should I Have A Mold Indoor Air Quality Assessment?

Mold is very common in homes and buildings, and will form anywhere with the right conditions, like where there is excess moisture. Mold exposure does not always cause health problems, however, some people are sensitive to molds. Some people may experience symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation. Others may have more severe reactions to molds such as fever and shortness of breath. Immunocompromised persons and persons with chronic lung diseases like COPD are at increased risk for infections and may develop fungal infections in their lungs.


In the meantime, what can you do to improve your indoor air quality?

  • When it’s humid, do not set your A/C too low. Cold air causes humidity to condense out of the air and dampen surfaces.
  • Do not open windows while heating or cooling units are operating; this allows moisture into the space.
  • Be aware of keeping large plants in your home or building; the moist soil harbors many molds, and releases large numbers of mold spores.
  • Do not place wet items (shoes, umbrellas, etc.) in small rooms- leave them out in the hallway (or other place) to dry.

If you’re looking for more tips on how to to prevent mold, or have questions about your indoor air quality, give Advanced Mold Diagnostics a call today at 610-298-1540.