How To Test Indoor Air For Mold
At a minimum, mold growth signals that you need to stop dampness from compromising your home’s structure. Farther down the scale of severity, mold can cause significant illness depending on the mold species present. You have the option of testing your indoor air for mold with do-it-yourself test kits from a home store. Professional indoor air quality services may also be hired to evaluate your mold problem.
When to Test for Mold
You may want to test your house for mold if you notice any of the following signs:
- Musty odors
- Onset of breathing problems
- Emergence of mental problems
- Unexplained health problems
DIY Mold Testing Kits
To test for the presence of mold spores in your air, purchase a viable mold test kit. Distribute the tests throughout the home, especially in locations where you suspect mold is growing.
Common places where mold lurks include:
- Behind the refrigerator
- Air ducts
- Under sinks
- Drywall near plumbing pipes
Mold testing requires several days and multiple tests because mold levels may rise and fall in accordance with growth and spore release cycles. If tests show a positive result, you would then pay for a laboratory analysis to identify the mold species. Knowing the mold species is necessary to develop a treatment plan and alert you to danger if black mold is growing.
Professional Indoor Air Quality Assessment
Air Comfort of KY in Louisville, KY, offers a free in-home consultation regarding air quality concerns. After determining the extent of your indoor air pollutants, our technicians will offer a variety of solutions for purifying your air. We can install air filters that collect mold or ultraviolet lights that kill fungi.
Indoor Comfort Specialists
We have the resources to achieve optimal heating, cooling, and air filtration in your home. Our heating and cooling repair and installation services can resolve moisture problems caused by failing equipment. Commercial clients may also rely on our team for HVAC service. Contact Air Comfort of KY in Louisville today to address any issues with air quality, heating\, or cooling.Tags: Healthy Air, IAQ Testing, Mold