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28Feb 2017

See for yourself: forgoing a mold inspection is just not worth the risk.

Certified-Mold-InspectionThere are two extremes that we want to avoid when it comes to investigating something. On one end of the spectrum, we overlook and ignore clear signs that call for an investigation. Something was wrong and someone needed to look into it, but the warning signs only become clear after it’s too late. The other extreme is being overly cautious and paranoid. Ordinary occurrences are misinterpreted as indications that something is wrong, despite the fact that there is nothing to worry about. When this occurs, an investigation can be embarrassing, since it will show that a lot of fuss was raised about nothing.

If you help operate a dialysis center, then you may be worried about falling into one of these extremes. You think that your center may need a certified mold inspection, but you don’t want to go through with the inspection if nothing is wrong. But, at the same time, you don’t want mold to persist and grow if it has already infested the building. So what do you do?

If you’re in this position, then there is good news: there actually is no dilemma. You can never be too cautious about mold in your dialysis center. In order to prove this, let’s look at the different ways your situation can pan out.

The Different Scenarios Of Certified Mold Inspection

Here’s the situation: you are not sure whether or not you should have a certified mold inspection for your dialysis center. Let’s look at 2 options that you can take and the different scenarios that can result from your decisions.

Decision 1: No Mold Inspection

In Decision 1, you decide to forego a mold inspection. There are two directions this can go:

  • Scenario A: There is no mold. In this scenario, there’s no mold after all. While you are correct in your intuition that there is no real mold problem, you still worry about whether or not you have made the right choice. After all, while there’s no mold, you don’t know that for sure, since there was no inspection.
  • Scenario B: There is mold. In this scenario, your dialysis center has mold, but you are not aware of the problem since you decided to not have a mold inspector come in and examine your center. Since the mold is untreated, it spreads and causes more damage and air pollution in the center.

Decision 2: Certified Mold Inspection

In Decision 2, you decide to have a certified mold inspector come and assess your dialysis center. Here are the two scenarios made possible by this decision.

  • Scenario C: There is no mold. In this scenario, the inspector finds no mold growth.. You may regret the fact that you hired an inspector despite the fact that there was no mold, but you also find comfort in the fact that your dialysis center is mold-free. You did not take the possibility of mold lightly, and now you can focus on other matters.
  • Scenario D: There is mold. In this scenario, the mold inspection discovers mold in your dialysis center. The proper steps are taken to remove the mold, creating a healthy, clean, safe environment for your staff and patients.

So if you’re on the fence as to whether or not your dialysis center should have a certified mold inspection, just think about the worst that can happen. The worst case scenario is when you decide to forgo the inspection, and the best case scenario involves having a certified mold inspector assess your facilities. No matter what, a certified mold inspection will give you the peace of mind you need to keep your dialysis center running smoothly.

Avoiding a mold inspection is just not worth the risk. If you would like to consult with a certified mold inspector, then contact us at Advanced Mold Diagnostics. Call us today at 1-800-642-8305.

 

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22Feb 2017

Facts and Figures You Should Know About Commercial Mold Testing

Commercial Mold TestingCommercial mold testing is the best way to determine if your business has a mold problem that needs to be addressed by a professional. Many businesses with mold use commercial mold testing done by a professional as a first step towards deciding to get professional mold remediation or not.

Unfortunately, sometimes commercial mold testing done inexpertly can be more of a hindrance than a help. Before you hire a professional to test your business for mold, make sure you consider the following.

What You Should Know About Commercial Mold Testing Before You Hire

Commercial mold testing can mean the difference between catching a mold problem before it gets out of control and falling prey to a mold infection that can seriously damage your indoor air quality and maybe even your business. Unfortunately, some so-called professional mold testing companies can do a substandard job, leaving you with the wrong information and leading you to make the wrong decision.

If the company finds none or negligible mold when there is a real problem, the situation can blossom out of control. But if they find that you need mold remediation when the problem really isn’t that big of a deal, then you could pay for expensive mold remediation that you don’t need. This means that you need to be selective when you hire commercial mold testing.

When you are looking to hire commercial mold testing, make sure that you are provided all the information you need to make a good decision. Sometimes, sketchy mold removal companies can take advantage of their customers by only providing them with the test results that would suggest they need mold remediation, then insisting that they sign up for mold remediation with that company. At Advanced Mold Diagnostics, we send all the material from our inspections to a third-party lab for testing, then send you the test results directly. That way, you have all the information at your disposal and can make the best decision for your business.

Unfortunately, not all mold removal companies are created equal. Some companies that conduct commercial mold testing don’t successfully find mold when there is mold, or panic and report mold when there isn’t a huge mold problem. To avoid experiences like this, make sure you are hiring accredited professionals that know what they are doing and have the clientele to back it up. Advanced Mold Diagnostics proudly holds more than a dozen certifications and can provide you the commercial mold testing you need for your business.

If you have any questions about commercial mold testing and the services that Advanced Mold Diagnostics can provide for you, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’d be happy to help you with anything we can.

 

Related Tags: Commercial Mold Testing | Mold Testing for Your Business

 

09Feb 2017

Your dialysis center can’t take mold removal lightly. Here’s why.

Mold-RemovalAdvanced Mold Diagnostics did not always focus on mold removal. In fact, we opened up the mold remediation division of our company to address a pressing need in Pennsylvania. There were too many companies which did not understand how difficult it is to remove mold, and, as a result, AMD couldn’t find mold removal companies to recommend to their clients.

To better describe the reason that Advanced Mold Diagnostics decided to become involved in mold removal, think of our company as a proctor of a very difficult exam. The proctor takes the subject material seriously and holds the examinees to a high standard. However, suppose that people keep failing the exam because they consistently underestimate its difficulty. The proctor becomes so frustrated that they decide to take the exam themselves so at least somebody does it right.

Using this analogy, Advanced Mold Diagnostics was very much like the proctor. We used to primarily focus on the evaluation of mold removal companies. We would inspect their work and see if their methods were effective. Our investigations astounded us. We consistently discovered failed attempts at mold remediation. The companies were not thorough and did not appear to take the importance of their job seriously.

Much like an proctor taking the test themselves, those of us at Advanced Mold Diagnostics decided to take mold removal into our own hands. We wanted to improve mold remediation, and we knew that we were the best company for the task. We understand how difficult mold removal can be, and vowed to make sure that we would address mold with the serious consideration that it merits.

Improving Mold Removal

People deserve to work and receive treatment in a mold-free environment, and we set out to make sure that this is the case for every medical center that we encounter. Medical centers cannot afford to hire mediocre mold removal companies, since doing so not only wastes money but also fails to ensure that the medical center has healthy, breathable air.

If you manage a medical center and are in need of mold removal service, then Advanced Mold Diagnostics is the company to consult. We will send certified experts who will evaluate the building, remove mold, and implement preventive measures to avoid mold in the future. We treat medical centers with the care that they deserve, which is demonstrated by our 98.4% mold abatement pass rate on the first try.

If you want the job done right the first time, then call us today at 1-800-642-8305.

 

Related Tags: Mold Removal Isn’t Simple | AMD Mold Removal

03Feb 2017

An insider’s look at what makes mold testing so difficult.

Mold TestingMold is a deceptive substance. It can pop up all over the place, at the most inopportune times. Yet, while it seems to crop up at the worst time, it doesn’t always announce its arrival. Mold is common, but that doesn’t make it easy to find. This is the paradox of mold: it’s all over the place and yet, nowhere to be found. Mold can infest buildings and structures of any kind, and stay under the radar.

Now, this observation doesn’t need to be taken too far. Of course, mold isn’t everywhere. And likewise, sometimes it’s not always hidden. But the point is that, far too often, mold commonly infests places that you might not expect and hides in places that you may never find yourself. That’s why professional mold testing is so important, especially for dialysis centers.

But what can make dialysis centers different from other places is that mold is to be expected in dialysis centers. Since dialysis centers use so much water, they are uniquely vulnerable to mold. So, you can’t afford to assume that your dialysis center is mold free. You need an accurate mold test conducted by a certified mold inspector.

Certified, Reliable Mold Testing That Dialysis Centers Need

Dialysis centers are prime spots for mold infestations as the process lines carrying RO water, acid and bi-carb can develop leaks. It’s essential that every dialysis center seeks the insight of professional mold inspectors. Here are some of the ways in which mold can infiltrate a dialysis center:

  • Equipment: The system of water distribution requires a lot of parts and constant maintenance, as you well know. Any piece of process line or  equipment that is not maintained properly can be vulnerable to mold growth since moisture is always present . Every leaky seal, loose fitting, fractured pipe or other problem can invite mold growth.
  • Accidents: Accidents happen. That’s just part of life. How many times have staff overfilled tanks in the water storage room or bi-carb mixing room? This can result in leaks and spills, which become prime locations for mold growth.
  • Moisture: While the water distribution and storage systems in dialysis centers make them common places for mold growth, dialysis centers can also have mold problems due to the sheer amount of moisture in the air (relative humidity). The constant presence of water should keep dialysis centers on the lookout for mold.

What makes mold testing tricky is not necessarily the testing of the mold itself, but making sure that you’ve inspected every area of the center for samples to inspect. At Advanced Mold Diagnostics, we provide the most thorough, effective and reliable mold inspection services. We have an established history with mold testing in dialysis centers, and we can help yours. Call us today at 1-800-642-8305.

 

Related Tags: Tricky Mold Testing | Dialysis Mold Inspection

02Feb 2017

A world without mold remediation would be a terrible place to live.

What would a world without mold remediation look like? In order to understand the importance of something, it’s helpful to imagine what the world would be like without it. We all know that mold remediation is important, but how important is it? Let’s take a look…

Living In A World Without Mold Remediation

Mold RemediationIf there were no mold remediation, then we know that mold would go unchecked. And when mold is left untreated, it continues to expand and cover more area. Mold doesn’t need a perfect set of conditions in order to grow. All it needs is moisture. So a world without any mold removal would be unsettling since mold is such a salient possibility. Needless to say, it wouldn’t be pretty.

Structural damage: A mold infestation can cause a massive amount of structural damage to a building. Mold slowly destroys everything that it grows on, so you can just imagine what an unaddressed mold infestation can do to a building. It can weaken the foundation, jeopardize walls, and eventually cause the roof to lose its structural integrity. Living and working in structurally sound buildings would be an all-too-rare luxury in a world without mold remediation.

Air pollution: Mold produces allergens, irritants, and potentially toxic substances or chemicals. These can cause multiple allergic reactions, including headaches, coughing, sneezing, and skin irritation, to name a few. Mold can also irritate the lungs, throat, and eyes, and amplify symptoms of physical conditions like asthma. In a world without mold removal, these symptoms would be much more common, and the only solution would be to move to a different location.

Medical centers: Medical centers would suffer greatly if mold infestations could not be addressed. Medical centers are vulnerable to mold infestations since there is so much moisture involved in medical treatment. Likewise, dialysis centers rely on water in order to provide reverse osmosis treatment. Dialysis centers are prone to mold infestations, due to the high likelihood of spills and problems which can occur with water process lines. If there were no mold removal options available, then dialysis centers would have to close their doors on a regular basis. Mold would just cause too many problems for them to function properly.

At Advanced Mold Diagnostics, we are well aware of how horrible it would be to not have reliable mold removal services available in the world. That’s why we do what we do. If your building is at risk of a mold infestation, then do not hesitate to contact us. We will provide the mold remediation services that the world desperately needs. Check out your mold score with our mold score questionnaire! Call us today at 1-800-642-8305.

 

Related Tags: Need Mold Remediation | Mold Removal

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