Mold is an issue most homeowners would probably rather not think about. But the truth is, mold in some form or another exists in the air and on the surfaces of just about every home in America. The trick is to know when exposure to particular strains and concentrations of mold spores poses a health risk to you and your family.
As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention points out in "Facts about Mold and Dampness," studies show that prolonged exposure to damp, moldy indoor environments can cause even healthy people to suffer from coughing, wheezing and other upper respiratory tract problems. For infants, children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with allergies or weakened immune systems, the health risks associated with mold exposure are even greater.
Recent studies have even linked exposure to mold to the development of asthma in some children. Plus, if more virulent strains of mold — such as black mold or Stachybotrys chartarum — are prevalent, the health risks to humans can be severe.
Fortunately, whether you’ve already spotted mold in your home, recently had water damage or are just feeling like you’ve got the flu while smelling a damp, musty odor indoors, professional mold testing services from 2 River Group can help.
Why Professional Mold Testing?
As recent weather developments have shown us, New Jersey residents are having to deal with increased humidity levels throughout the year. This trend is showing no signs of abating. As a matter of fact, at 2 River Group, we’re seeing mold occur in buildings and homes that have never had a dampness problem in the past.
What this means is that no home is immune from developing an infestation of mold. Since mold can enter a building through windows, doorways, HVAC systems and even by attaching itself to your clothes and pets, there’s really no way to eliminate mold from your home.
Some homeowners opt for a DIY mold testing kit from a hardware store. Unfortunately, these kits are often unreliable and can cause you to waste both your time and money, while your potential mold issue only grows worse.
As the Environmental Protection Agency recommends, if you choose to go with a professional mold testing service, it’s important to verify the service follows all EPA guidelines and has a successful track record with its clients.
When you choose 2 River Group, you can be assured of our great service that’s rated number one on the Jersey Shore for integrity, passion and above all experience. Plus, we’re certified through the International Indoor Air Quality Commission, and we’re fully licensed as contractors, builders and restoration specialists in New Jersey.
What Exactly Goes on During the Mold Testing Process?
Whether it’s from inadequate ventilation, microbial contamination or some other source, our certified mold testing services will find the source of your mold problem. While we tailor our mold testing services to meet the individual needs of each of our clients, our testing process can include some or all of the following procedures:
- Airflow testing
- Air sampling
- Bulk sampling
- Pressure differentials
- Surface wipes
- Swab sampling
- Tape lifts
What’s more — our team of licensed mold specialists will walk you through every step of the process, from mold testing preparation to reviewing our test findings, which an accredited third-party laboratory verifies.
2 River Group — Certified Mold Testing Services in Ocean County, New Jersey
The 2 River Group is made up of Healthy Living Solutions, 2 River Builders & Developers and 2 River Restoration & Mold Remediation. So, when you choose 2 River Group for mold testing services, you get more than a written report. You get the expertise and advice of a mold remediation team that’s focused on the health and well-being of your home, as well as everyone who lives there.
To learn more about our complete line of mold testing services or to schedule an appointment, call us at 732-383-7871 or fill out our short contact form now.