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LookSmart Performs Mold Testing In NJ

By : John Martino | In : mold

Mold has become a very hot topic lately for home buyers. Mold can cause negative health effects in people and cause damage to interior finishes. The job of mold in nature is to break down organic materials. More and more insurance companies will not cover mold related damage. Some will not write policies if there is mold present in the home.

Why Testing for Mold Is Important:

Although not all mold is toxic, some types are. Toxic mold produces hazardous byproducts called mycotoxins. Individuals with asthma and other respiratory problems may have reactions to many types of mold, but mycotoxins may trigger health problems even in healthy individuals. Floating particles of mold are invisible to the naked eye, so it’s impossible to see where they might have settled until they begin to grow. Loose mold particles that accumulate on household items are easily inhaled and can be a constant irritation to the people and pets who live there.

LookSmart’s Mold Testing Services

It is becoming increasingly important to test for mold in New Jersey homes. Mold testing in New Jersey has become a cost effective addition when performed during the home inspection.

LookSmart can perform air sampling in order to determine if higher than expected mold spore counts exist in the home. This typically involves taking three or four samples using a state-of-the-art air sampling cassette. One sample is taken from the exterior air and is used as a control. The other samples are taken from the indoor air, typically from each floor of the home. A certified mold laboratory analyzes the samples and then compares the indoor samples with the exterior control to determine if there are significant differences in the indoor and outdoor mold spore counts.

This service can be added to the home inspection at a 35% discount over the standard price of mold testing.

Even if you currently own a home mold testing is important, especially if there was ever water infiltration into the lower level or basement. Even small leaks can begin the cycle of mold growth. Do you smell that all too familiar musty odor? Don’t take chances have LookSmart perform NJ mold testing in your home.

John Martino (64 Posts)

LookSmart Home Inspections, LLC is owned and operated by John Martino. He has successfully performed over 3000 inspections for clients throughout northern and central NJ and has an exemplary track record of customer satisfaction. Mr. Martino completed a 300-hour approved NJ Home Inspector training program and was mentored by one of the most respected names in NJ home inspections. He continues to attend over 30 hours of continuing education classes each year.

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