For expert mold testing that can ensure your home is safe from harmful mildew, contact Shamrock, the licensed professionals that make your health a priority.
Most of us store away our old mementos in the attic, basement or closet, only to unveil them years later often covered in dust and smelling a bit funky. That mildew growing all over your keepsakes may be benign, or it may be the sign of something more pervasive in your home: fungal growth that causes serious health problems for those of us who are sensitive to the spores. These ailments may include upper-respiratory irritation, sneezing, wheezing, coughing, trouble breathing, headaches, fatigue and dizziness, especially in people who are extremely sensitive. To be sure that your home is safe from these potential toxins, mold testing can give you definitive answers. With Shamrock, you can trust our licensed inspectors to evaluate your surfaces and indoor air quality. Most homeowners don’t realize all the insidious places where bacterial growth can hide. These might include underneath carpets or area rugs (especially in bathrooms, basements or porches), on draperies or curtains, near kitchen cooking areas, on clothing that is stored away seasonally and even on indoor walls near leaking gutters and drains. Our inspections investigate these areas and many more. How do we do it? First our assessors conduct a comprehensive visual inspection. We check all surfaces using a precise lift-and-swab technique. We also rely on air sampling, in which air is collected through a pump and funneled into a cassette. We also check to see if your heating and cooling system has been affected, which is vital in Florida, where air-conditioning units run for most of the year.
These assessments include black mold testing. The effects of the different species of this type of fungus can be particularly dangerous for people with existing respiratory problems. In fact, a recent article in Medical News Today, noted that the toxins released by this dark-colored bacteria—which infamously grows on porous surfaces such as paper, fiberboard and fabric—can be very harmful to some people’s health. To determine whether these hazards exist, we send our samples to a reputable independent lab that tests not only the type of mildew present, but the concentration, as well. Our seasoned technicians will then write a rigorous protocol for treatment and remediation. With over 25 years of combined industry experience, our licensed technicians leave no area untouched in your house. We can improve the quality of life for all who entrust us with the health of their home. Don’t waste another day wondering if the stain behind your appliance or the bacterial growth in your basement is health hazards. Contact Shamrock today for a free consultation, and breathe easier.