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Can Mold Be Present Without Being Visible?

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

green mold spores on a purple background An indoor environmental specialist will focus on getting mold levels back to normal and natural levels.

Since mold is always present in small amounts, how can you be certain your commercial building does not have a mold problem? Just because you cannot find any evidence of mold growth, does that mean you are in the clear? Not necessarily. If you suspect the presence of mold, perhaps because of water damage in the building, it may be time to call in an indoor environmental specialist from Dundee, IL. Before you call in a specialist, though, you should understand the following information:

A mold test is probably not needed if you can find visible mold
There are no federal standards for mold spores established by the EPA
Tests and sampling analysis should be conducted by professionals
Analysis standards should follow those established by professional organizations

Getting a Handle on Mold Growth


If a mold remediation team has come in and cleared your building of mold, the company will likely have an indoor environmental specialist on staff. That person will have been trained and certified in the latest techniques of mold mitigation. Not only can the specialist find mold with sensitive equipment, he or she can also give you a sense of how effective the cleanup has been. 


Getting the Best Results


By relying on specialized training and scientific standards, a specialist can give your building a clean bill of health. The specialist can also provide tips on keeping high levels of mold from returning. These measures include keeping humidity levels down, keeping on eye open for the formation of mold colonies and cleaning up all instances of water damage in the building.

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