At Alfred Ritacco’s Home Inspections, we provide experienced expertise, professional & knowledgeable staff, and comprehensive solutions for all of your building damage needs. Our mold testing services include the use of the most high-tech, up-to date equipment available. Our assessors perform an in-depth inspection of the premises and provide you with a detailed report, along with an explanation of areas affected and infrared and digital photos. We test each area thoroughly while providing you with the best customer service possible. We are 100% licensed and insured. We create custom packages tailored to each client’s needs and provide assistance with insurance claims and remediation recommendations.
Mold contamination in your home is dangerous, and can threaten the health and safety of you and your family. Mold can develop in several different areas of your home, both interior and exterior, and thrive within wood, drywall, HVAC units, pipes, and concrete. When people see or suspect mold, there is no definitive way to identify the species of mold, or the level the harm it may cause, without the high-tech equipment of a licensed professional. The staff at Alfred Ritacco’s Home Inspections, has the knowledge and up-to-date tools to safely navigate the mold contamination in your home. We perform thorough inspections and critical testing to provide you with solutions. Our packages are customized to fit your specific needs, and we offer assistance with insurance claims. Alfred Ritacco’s Home Inspections follows a strict protocol for safely identifying the mold issues in your home.
Alfred Ritacco’s Home Inspections thoroughly evaluates the mold in your home. We collect samples on-site, and send them to a lab to properly identify the strain of fungus and species of mold. Our licensed professionals assess the best course of action for remedying the mold issues, and create an in-depth report customized to your situation. Our staff provides you with a post-remediation report to ensure your home is clear of contaminants, and identifies procedures for preventative measures and quality control.
Mold develops from moisture-rich areas created by leaking pipes or roofs, floods, and collecting condensation. Our licensed and insured professionals assess the water damage.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, mold can grow and thrive in nearly all different kinds of conditions. If moisture, oxygen, and mold spores are present, mold will develop. Mold can form on pipes, wood, drywall, concrete, and under carpet. Eating away at the material it grows on, mold contamination has the potential to cause serious damage. In addition to varying health conditions, mold can destroy the structural integrity of homes and buildings.
Be sure to perform preventative maintenance and monitor common areas where mold can grow. Mold likes to lurk in basements and cellars, especially after flooding. The areas under sinks, showers, and refrigerators are also prime areas for mold growth. Pipes behind walls, and under carpet and floorboards are areas to look out for as well. Other areas to monitor include leaking windows, HVAC units, attics, crawl spaces, garages, and roofs. Any piles of wet newspapers or cardboard boxes can also house mold.
If you suspect mold, it is best to call our licensed professionals at Air Quality Assessors to schedule an appointment. We will thoroughly inspect the property and let you know if the mold needs to be removed and how to remove it.
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According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mold can grow on virtually any organic material as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that grow on wood, paper, carpet, food, and insulation. Because mold eats or digests what it is growing on, it can damage a building and its furnishings. If left unchecked, mold eventually can cause structural damage to building materials.
PLACES TO WATCH FOR MOLD GROWTH IN YOUR HOME