Mold testing is a diagnostic tool used to determine if mold levels are higher than what is normal.
If it is obvious that you have mold in your Winter Garden, Florida home, mold testing is not necessarily needed. However, if you suspect a hidden mold issue or if members of your household are highly susceptible to the health risks of mold, it is a good idea to schedule mold testing. At DTS Restorative Services, we are state licensed to provide full remediation and prevention services. Our services include mold testing, mold removal & remediation, and mold damage repair.
Mold testing is a diagnostic tool used to determine if mold levels are higher than what is normal. Notice that we didn’t say, “if mold is present.” That is because all homes have mold and normal levels are nothing to worry about. Even those sensitive to mold do not usually need to be in a mold-free environment and that would be nearly impossible to achieve anyhow. Many of the thousands of mold species that exist are not at all harmful, but there are some that are problematic and even dangerous.
Another tidbit that you might not be aware of is that Florida, in general, struggles with mold because of how our homes are constructed. With building codes designed to increase energy efficiency, homes are sealed up tighter than ever and any moisture in the home gets less chance to dry out as a result of the reduced ventilation. There is also a tendency by homeowners to not use their air conditioner as much as they should to conserve electricity. Since air conditioners also control humidity, that policy can easily lead to mold growth.
If you suspect mold or you have a family member with asthma or another respiratory illness, reach out to us to have mold testing performed. We want to give you peace of mind that your home is the healthy place you and your family deserves.