How Mold Testing Homes in Washington, D.C. Can Alert Homeowners

Some older homes in Washington, D.C. show no visible mold growth yet have a musty odor lurking throughout the home or maybe noticeable in only certain areas of the home. Either way, this is when you should have mold testing done for your Washington, D.C. home.

Mold testing can reveal whether there are elevated molds and where these molds are located. Other reasons for mold testing include:

  • Plumbing leaks, leaks in the roof, or other water issues have been noticed in homes in Washington, D.C., rather present or in the past.
  • When there are health issues among household members including sneezing, coughing, headaches that can’t be explained or pinpointed by a doctor. A mold testing can confirm if the doctor or the patient has a suspicion of mold growth that might be causing these health issues.
  • If you are selling or purchasing a home, mold testing should be done.
  • Inquisitive about the indoor air quality of the environment you live in at your Washington, D.C. home.

The U.S. Government EPA says all mold sampling should be conducted by professionals. Mold testing professionals have specific experience in different methods of mold sampling and in interpreting the results. Home mold tests will not help you locate the mold or tell you how serious your mold problem may be. When using a home mold test kit, you would need to able to see the mold or possibly smell it to lead you to the location of the mold at your home in Washington, D.C. It is best to use a professional.

A mold testing conducted by professionals who have the proper equipment to determine your home’s air quality and can detect mold behind walls or under the carpet will give you better results than any home mold test kit.

Professional mold testing also can alert you as to where the source of the mold growth is coming from in your house and what needs to be done to fix the problem, so that mold growth will not return to your Washington, D.C. home.

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