New York Indoor Air Quality Solutions offers reliable and efficient mold testing capabilities for home and business owners across Long Island. Our team of experts will effectively deal with any sort of mold issue you are dealing with. From testing, to remediation and removal, we can do it all!
For more information about our services, please contact us today. We will gladly answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding our Long Island mold testing capabilities. The number for our office is 631-275-5999. When you call, we can go over the issues you may have at the moment and determine a proper course of action.
How Does Mold Grow?
Mold loves to grow in hidden spots around your home or office. In order for mold to grow, it requires moisture. So mold is naturally found in areas that are damp and humid, like bathrooms and basements. Another common way for mold to grow is with plumbing leaks. The pipes to a sink sit in dark areas, so attend to those leaks as soon as possible. Any visible mold in the home should be removed promptly. Of course this removal can be handled by you, but we recommend contacting a professional. Mold can pose a serious health risk, so let us handle it! As pros in the field, we not only handle the testing for mold, but also the removal and remediation of mold.
Common Spots To Find Hidden Mold
However, what about that mold growth that you can’t see? In instances of a musty smell unaccompanied by visible signs of mold (black, white, or brownish coating), it’s likely that you’ve got mold growing in a hidden spot.
Here are some of the most common spots for mold to grow undetected. So if you suspect mold in the home, these are the areas worth testing:
- Behind the fridge
- Behind the drywall in wall stud spaces that contain plumbing lines
- Below sinks
- Behind the wallboard around leaking windows
- In ventilation ducts
- Under carpeting that was wet at one time (flooding, carpet cleaning)
- Backside of acoustic ceiling tiles (if roof leaked)
- Behind any drywall that has been subjected to flooding
The EPA does not recommend you test on your own. Though mold test kits are readily available if you choose to go that route. However, if you believe you have mold, please take care of it as soon as possible.
New York Indoor Air Quality Solutions
80 Old Brook Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746