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Is Professional Mold Testing Necessary?

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If visible molds are present, professional mold testing can be helpful for several reasons, although it is not always necessary, especially since there are no Federal or State occupational or environmental limits for exposure to mold spores at this time.

Benefits of Professional Mold Testing

Surface or air sampling can be beneficial to inform your allergist what species of molds you were exposed to. Mold testing may also provide valuable information to the company removing the molds so they know what they are dealing with. Testing also may be performed at the completion of mold remediation to determine if an area has been properly cleaned (a procedure known in the industry as “post mold remediation verification or PRV”).

Check Credentials Before You Hire

Before you hire someone to assess your mold situation, be sure to check their experience and credentials. We also recommend you ask for references. Although there are no federal standards that must be met for mold inspectors, Virginia, and several other States, currently require that mold inspectors are licensed. There are experience, training and examination requirements to obtain these licenses, as well as professional ethics and protocol standards necessary for licensed individuals to keep these licenses. Choosing a Licensed Mold Inspector offers assurance to the home or building owner that the mold inspection and assessment will be performed by an experienced and well trained professional.

Now Offering Lynchburg Mold Testing and Inspections!

Environmental Health Consultants, Inc. now offers Lynchburg mold testing and mold inspections for your home or business! Call us today for an appointment at 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 or 434-977-1409.