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CDC Officials Do NOT Support Home Mold Testing

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation CDC Officials Do NOT Support Home Mold Testing A piece of fungus (mushroom). Skip the mold test; the professionals are the safest option!

Home Mold Tests: Should I Get One?

The CDC states that  “generally, it is not necessary to identify the species of mold growing in a residence, and [the] CDC does not recommend routine sampling for molds.”

Testing, to be accurate, should be done by and Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP) or an Industrial Hygienist (IH).  These professionals have the ability to test in a manner that gives an accurate representation of the environment inside the structure. Clearance testing after mitigation should also be a part of the protocol to confirm the effectiveness of the mitigation.  

Testing not performed by the mitigation company handling the work adds a level of accountability to the project, avoids a conflict of interest, and ensures the building owner of properly mitigated mold damage.

SERVPRO of Reno East / Central Sparks is committed to properly remediating any mold damage in your home, making it, “Like it never even happened.”

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