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Home air quality testing: How to identify a good mold testing and remediation company

The identification and removal of mold from a home is no simple task. Mold has been shown to be potentially dangerous to humans, so home air quality testing companies that focus on this fungus must be experienced and knowledgeable. When considering hiring one of these companies, the consumer needs to find one that’s credible and professional.

The best home air quality testing companies will continue to add to their education in the complex field of mold-removal. There are a number of professional seminars and forums for management and staff of these companies to attend. Information is presented by experts in the field and covers procedures, regulations, equipment and the general management of home air quality testing businesses.

Here are some other things to consider when seeking to hire a mold inspection and remediation company.

Service and attitude. How are you greeted at the company’s offices or on the phone? Attitude says a lot. If you are treated in an unprofessional, non-caring manner, there’s a good chance that whoever comes out to perform home air quality testing (which is the first step of the remediation process) will have the same unprofessional attitude.

A good website. It’s true, a website in itself doesn’t say much about how well a home air quality testing company will perform its services, but it does say a lot about the company in general. If the company is serious about doing business, it will have invested time and money into its website to assure that it’s educational and easy to navigate. What a good website says is, “We care about our customers and prospects.”

High search engine rank. What does this have to do with the efficiency of home air quality testing services? Like with having a good website, it says the company is diligent in marketing itself, which means it’s focused on growth, which means it’s in the industry for the long haul. It also means another investment of money into excellent search engine optimization and web development services. A company that pinches pennies in its marketing may pinch pennies in performing services in your home.

Professional associations. A good home air quality testing company should be aligned with various associations in the industry. Many of these entities will only allow a company in if the company fulfills certain requirements. Membership in these associations such as the Mold Inspection Consulting and Remediation Organization, the National Association of Mold Professionals and the National Associations of Mold Remediators & Inspectors, means credibility.

Other areas to look at when evaluating a home air quality testing company that specializes in mold removal include its membership in the Better Business Bureau and online reviews. You can learn a lot about a firm by what others are saying about it.

To sum up, be careful and focused when choosing a mold removal company. Make sure the one you pick is credible, experienced, service-oriented and serious about the work its technicians perform. You’ll be happy – and probably safer – by choosing well.

Doug Thomas is a freelance writer for MoldRemovalPhiladelphia.net, a home air quality testing company specializing in mold removal in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Learn more about MoldRemovalPhiladelphia.net by visiting our website.

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