It can begin with a few relatively minor symptoms – a runny nose, a little congestion, a cough or two. People will swallow a Benadryl or Sudafed and keep on about their business. When the symptoms don’t abate, or if they worsen, people wonder what’s going on. In some cases, mold testing in PA can provide the answer.
Not all people are equally sensitive to mold, and not all mold species are as dangerous to human health as others. But research has shown that in large quantities, mold is potentially harmful to just about everyone. So people ask, “How do I know if there’s any mold in my home?” and “How can I find out how much of it I’m living around?”
Mold testing in PA will answer these questions. Eco Tech is staffed by certified mold inspectors and remediators who will be the first to tell you that unexplained upper respiratory symptoms are classic signs of mold exposure in sensitive people. If you’ve never had your home screened for mold – whether or not you have mold-related symptoms – now might be a good time to do it.
In Pennsylvania, we fight humidity and often complain about it. Mold doesn’t fight it, and it never complains when the air feels like a swamp. Damp conditions are the perfect conditions for mold to grow. Homes in the northeast should have regular mold inspections for several reasons.
Mold testing in PA regularly turns up mold in places homeowners never imagined it would be growing – sometimes right under their noses. Because mold is a living fungus, it can spread and become airborne and enter into a home’s heating system and be blown all over the place.
Basements and attics are notorious breeding grounds for mold. They’re often poorly ventilated (another circumstance mold thrives on), and a leaky roof or hot water heater can be all it takes to launch a contamination.
Because mold spores are extremely small, professional mold inspection is the only way to determine if they exist in a space and how much of them are there. Eco Tech uses several different testing methods to learn about the mold that’s present and then to find out what kind of mold it is.
Every home has some mold, but you won’t know how much is in yours without professional mold testing in PA by our certified technicians. Scheduling an appointment is easy by calling (610) 710-1414 or using our handy online appointment form.