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The time has now come for you to tick off from your bucket list about having a new home. You are all giddy with excitement in buying your new apartment and starting a new chapter of your life with your new home in a new place.

After securing your new place at a good price, you began inspecting the interior and started visualizing how you will transform it to its new style – but all comes to halt after seeing a moldy zone at the far corner of your kitchen area. Is this a situation where you need to call for mold busters? Or simply forget about the deal and search for a new house?

What is Mold Testing and Mold Inspection?

As we have known in our biology subjects in high school, molds are fungi that thrive in moist areas and proliferate after spreading their spores that are hard to see with our naked eyes due to their microscopic size. They are a menace to our households as it gradually destroys and damage the surface area where it will grow and may aggravate your asthma and allergies.

You might have come across a few related pages about mold inspection and mold testing when you have researched mold removal in households.

These two services offer by businesses specializing in cleaning and mold removal. The former is a service that helps you identify the presence of mold and tell you how large the area the mold colonies have infiltrated your house in terms of square footage.

On the other hand, the latter services attempt to classify the specific mold type that you have inspected and identify how many mold spores are present in your home.

Professionals in this type of service are usually called by homeowners and real estate owners to ensure that the house is in good condition, and their clients would not have problems with it.

Aside from thinking about business deals, tax problems, and real estate strategies such as cost segregation services, real estate owners don’t want to add another problem to their plate for missing out on a good deal from a client due to a mold infestation in one of their properties.

Is it necessary to do mold inspection and testing?

In a situation where you are able to see visible mold, it definitely means that it is growing and spreading more of its spores in areas you are not aware of.

However, you do not have to fret and worry about spending so much just to eradicate such a bane existence. After confirming its presence, you do not have to call for specialists and do some mold testing and inspection as it would be deemed unnecessary and a waste of money.

All you have to do is to remove it following industry-standard procedures and make sure to keep your interior dry at all times to prevent it from respawning again.

Although it is a good idea to call for experts in eradicating molds, it is futile to spend so much money for conducting a mold inspection as it is needless to know what type of mold colony is growing under your sink or on your cracked walls as its presence bound to cause mutilation on your belongings and triggers health problems despite its level of toxicity and its type.

Moreover, knowing whatever type of mold it is will serve zero value, be it you or the professionals, all molds will be removed regardless of its color, type, and species classification.

There are no federal guidelines that indicate how many mold spores are deemed to be safe or dangerous, thus rendering mold testing to be unneeded.

How to confirm mold presence:

In case you wish to do some inspection without visual confirmation of mold presence, you might check this situation that would most likely warrant a mold infestation, and see for yourself how true your suspicions are. 

You might have to hunt for mold zones if:

1. You might have witnessed a mold but you are not exactly sure if it truly is.

2. You smell a musty odor and have confirmed that the house has previously experienced some water damage.

3. The house has been unoccupied for a long time and has been closed up prior to you moving in.

4. You are experiencing some allergic and asthma symptoms and are only triggered inside your home.