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Are Mold-Testing Kits Accurate?

1/21/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Are Mold-Testing Kits Accurate? Mold testing in a South Ogden, UT home

If you just purchased a home, or if you suspect mold may be growing in your current place, you want to know what you’re up against. No one wants to contend with this unwanted invader. If you’re not ready to call in an expert to do mold test, you may be thinking of trying a home mold test kit. Before you do anything, it’s important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of using a kit on your own.

What They Do

Perhaps you don’t want to spend the money bringing in a professional to your South Ogden,UT,
home to do mold testing. You can purchase kits online or from your local home improvement store. These kits work in the following ways:

  • You can place them in various zones of your home.
  • Can test for the presence of mold in your home.
  • Often require that you send the mold kit back to a lab to identify the type of mold growing in your house.

What They’ll Show

Here’s the interesting thing about DIY mold evaluation: The kits will almost certainly always detect mold in your house. This is because there is always at least a trace of mold. Therefore, these home kits will turn up positive results. Before you get scared, realize that this doesn’t necessarily mean you should be scared, as the kits could be showing the minute levels present.

A More Accurate Way

If you truly want to know whether mold is threatening in your house, you need to contact a professional. An environmental hygienist has the skills, expertise and experience to identify accurately what type of mold is growing and the extent to which it is present. This is the best method to understand what you face and what plans you should make for cleanup and restoration.

Don’t waste time on home mold testing kits. Call a trusted professional and feel good knowing you have accurate findings.

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