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Molds in the Environment - Part 2

7/28/2016 (Permalink)

What areas have high mold exposures?

  • Antique shops

  • Greenhouses

  • Saunas

  • Farms

  • Mills

  • Construction areas

  • Flower shops

  • Summer cottages

    I found mold growing in my home, how do I test the mold?

    Generally, it is not necessary to identify the species of mold growing in a residence, and CDC does not recommend routine sampling for molds. Reliable sampling for mold can be expensive, and standards for judging what is and what is not an acceptable or tolerable quantity of mold have not been established.

    A qualified environmental lab took samples of the mold in my home and gave me the results.

    Standards for judging what is an acceptable, tolerable, or normal quantity of mold have not been established. If you do decide to pay for environmental sampling for molds, before the work starts, you should ask the consultants who will do the work to establish criteria for interpreting the test results. They should tell you in advance what they will do or what recommendations they will make based on the sampling results. The results of samples taken in your unique situation cannot be interpreted without physical inspection of the contaminated area or without considering the building’s characteristics and the factors that led to the present condition.

    If you have any questions about mold, SERVPRO of Bend is here to help. You can talk to one of our certified technicians to better assess your situation.

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