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Is Professional Mold Removal Necessary?

Harrisonburg mold testing and inspections

A general rule of thumb is molds that cover less than 10 square feet of surface in your home, can be removed by the homeowner. If you decide to do this yourself, you should limit your exposure by wearing what’s known as an N-95 respirator (available at hardware stores or via the internet), long rubber gloves and goggles to protect your eyes. Any time there has been a flood or a large amount of water intrusion and damage, you may want to contact a professional. This new business, called “mold remediation”, is typically performed by cleaning, fire restoration or asbestos abatement professionals that simply diversified after some additional training and/or accreditation.

Selecting A Professional Mold Remediator

For more information on how to select a professional mold “remediator”, you can contact the EPA Indoor Air Quality Clearinghouse at 800-438-4318, or visit If you have reason to suspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system in your home may be contaminated with mold as well, you may want to consult the EPA’s guide called “Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned?”, which is also available on their website.

Harrisonburg Mold Testing and Inspections

We are a Charlottesville based company. Do we provide Harrisonburg mold testing and inspections? Absolutely! Harrisonburg is within our Central Virginia service area. Call us today to schedule a mold test or inspection for your residence or commercial property! 434-962-8721 or 434-977-1409

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About Joel Loving

Joel Loving is a Licensed Mold Inspector and Certified Environmental Inspector with greater than 25 years experience in molds testing, inspections and remediation protocol development, hazardous building materials inspections, and indoor air quality assessments. He is retired from the faculty at the University of Virginia Environmental Health and Safety Department, currently serves on the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation Board for Asbestos, Home Inspectors, Lead, and Mold Licensing, and is President of Environmental Health Consultants, Inc.

To learn more about our mold inspection services, including moisture testing, and remediation protocol development,, contact us in Charlottesville at 434-962-8721.