Mold testing

Mold Testing Services

Do you suspect Mold?

Simply scrubbing the visible mold with soap and a sponge won’t actually get rid of the mold. So if you see visible moldyou need to reach out to Buildsafe to see what has caused the issue in the first place. 

Mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding. Mold grows well on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery. BuildSafe’s mold testing services will identify mold wherever it may be hiding. 

What Products can Have Mold in them?

Mold is a type of fungus that consists of small organisms found almost everywhere. They can be black, white, orange, green Asbestos and more. Building Inspectors will also know how to best address a Mold issue should one have occurred.

Remember that in Colorado, regardless of the age of your commercial or residential property, Mold testing is required by state law before disturbing or removing suspect building materials. These regulations were put in place to protect tenants, occupants, workers, and neighbors from Mold-related diseases. Testing is fast, affordable and a phone call away – Make it part of your project management checklist today!

Many Colorado Contractors turn to BuildSafe Environmental for Mold testing services because we are fast, reliable and available around the clock. The BuildSafe Team understands that clean up must get underway quickly and we are here to serve our community in times of crisis!

We are on call 24/7 and work closely with restoration companies and insurance agencies to ensure property damage is handled promptly and safely. Remember to get your asbestos test before handling any damaged building materials.

Why Is It Important To Get A Mold Test?

Getting a mold test is important for several reasons, including:

  1. Identify the Presence of Mold: A mold test can determine whether mold is present in a building and where it is located. Mold growth can be hidden and difficult to detect with the naked eye, and a mold test can help identify the presence of mold even if it is not visible.

  2. Determine the Type of Mold: A mold test can also identify the type of mold that is present. Different types of mold can cause different health effects and require different methods of remediation.

  3. Assess the Extent of Mold Growth: A mold test can also help determine the extent of mold growth in a building. This information can be useful in determining the appropriate remediation methods.

  4. Protect Occupant Health: Exposure to mold can cause a variety of health problems, including allergic reactions, respiratory problems, and infections. A mold test can help identify the presence of mold and allow for prompt remediation to prevent further exposure and protect occupant health.

  5. Prevent Property Damage: Mold growth can cause damage to building materials and decrease the value of a property. A mold test can help identify the presence of mold and allow for prompt remediation to prevent further damage to the property.

Overall, getting a mold test is an important step in protecting the health of occupants and the value of a property.

What Is Black Mold?

“Black mold” is a term that is often used to refer to Stachybotrys chartarum, a type of mold that is known for its dark green or black color. However, it’s important to note that not all black-colored molds are Stachybotrys chartarum, and not all Stachybotrys chartarum molds are black in color.

Stachybotrys chartarum is a type of mold that grows in areas with high humidity and moisture levels, such as in buildings with water damage or high levels of condensation. It is also commonly found in soil and decaying organic matter.

Exposure to Stachybotrys chartarum can cause a range of health problems, including respiratory issues, headaches, fatigue, and skin irritation. In some cases, prolonged exposure to high levels of Stachybotrys chartarum can lead to more severe health problems, such as neurological issues and immune system suppression.

Where Can Mold Grow In Your House Or Building?

Mold can grow in any area of a building where there is moisture, humidity, and a food source. Some common areas where mold can grow in a house or building include:

  1. Bathrooms: Bathrooms are often moist and humid, making them a common area for mold growth. Mold can grow on shower walls, in shower curtains, on bathroom tiles, and around sinks and toilets.

  2. Kitchens: Kitchens are also prone to moisture and humidity, especially around sinks, dishwashers, and refrigerators. Mold can grow on walls, ceilings, and in cabinets.

  3. Basements: Basements are often damp and humid, and may have poor ventilation. Mold can grow on walls, ceilings, and in stored items.

  4. Attics: Attics may be poorly ventilated, leading to moisture buildup and mold growth. Mold can grow on attic insulation, roof decking, and in stored items.

  5. Walls and ceilings: Water leaks or condensation in walls and ceilings can lead to mold growth. Mold can grow behind walls, under wallpaper, and on ceiling tiles.

  6. Carpets and upholstery: Carpets and upholstery that have been exposed to moisture can provide a food source for mold to grow.

It’s important to note that mold can grow in any area of a building where there is moisture, so it’s important to regularly inspect your building for signs of water damage, leaks, or moisture buildup. If you suspect that your building may have a mold problem, or are going to start building or renovations, it’s important to seek out the services of a licensed mold testing professional to properly identify the type of mold present and determine the appropriate course of action.