If you find mold growing on drywall, trim, or unfinished wood surfaces, and especially if the affected area is more than 10 square feet, hire a mold professional to discover the root and extent of the problem. They’ll also be able to direct you to a reliable mold remediation company such as SERVPRO of Lake County Florida. Reputable companies work with third-party Hygienist's instead of doing the inspection themselves. But be sure to check credentials when hiring an Hygienist. The mold industry is largely unregulated, but there are guidelines to help you know when you’re hiring a true professional. Analyzing air samples isn’t cheap and, depending on the lab used, can cost $30 to $150 for each sample. Some Hygienists roll sampling into their base price, others don’t. So make sure you ask. Not every mold issue requires sampling. If you can see mold, sampling is necessary only if you must identify the actual mold species for medical or legal reasons. However, if you think mold is present but can’t actually see it, samples can confirm your suspicions. Also, sampling typically is used after cleanup (clearance test) to verify success. Ask a Hygienist to explain why they’re taking samples and what hypothesis they’re trying to confirm. Just remember SERVPRO of Phone Lake Co. is here to help.
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