Professional Mold Testing Services in The Greater Boston Area Since 2007

Mold testing is the process of sampling and analyzing indoor air or surface samples to detect the presence of mold and identify the type of mold species present. Mold testing is important to identify the presence of mold in indoor environments, which can cause health problems and structural damage. Mold testing can also help to determine the extent of the mold growth and the type of mold species present, which is important for effective mold remediation.

If you suspect that your home or office has been affected by mold, it’s important to get an accurate report on its presence from professionals like Aspen Environmental. This way, you can take the necessary steps to prevent further damage.

Why should I test for mold?

Mold can grow anywhere there is moisture, including your home or office building. Exposure to mold can lead to allergic reactions such as watery eyes, nasal congestion and wheezing. In addition, people who have asthma are more susceptible to developing respiratory infections when exposed to molds.

You should consider mold testing if you notice any signs of mold growth, such as a musty odor or visible mold on surfaces, or if you have experienced any health problems that may be related to mold exposure. You should also consider mold testing if you have had water damage or moisture problems in your home or building.

If you're concerned about mold growing in your building, consider having an expert conduct testing before taking any action yourself. A professional will be able to identify the type of mold present in your building so that you know what kind of treatment methods are needed for removal.

Benefits of Mold Testing

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    Since mold can cause health problems, mold removal by a mold remediation specialist is extremely important. If you suspect that you may have a mold problem in your home or business, Aspen Environmental Services can perform tests to determine whether further action is needed.

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    Testing for mold can expose an issue, and potentially save you money, or you may only have mold in an isolated area, or no mold problem at all. Mold testing will define the scope of work, eliminating unnecessary action when an area may not have to be remediated, saving the customer money.

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    Sampling for mold should be conducted by professionals like Aspen who have specific experience in designing mold sampling protocols, sampling methods, and interpreting results.

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Is Mold Testing Necessary?

You may have a hidden mold problem if your home or office smells moldy, but you cannot see the source, or if you know there has been water damage and residents are reporting health problems.

  • Molds can be found anywhere; they grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present. Molds can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and of course food. Mold may be hidden in places such as behind dry wall, wallpaper, or paneling, the top of ceiling tiles, the underside of carpets and pads, etc. Other possible locations of hidden mold include areas inside walls around pipes with leaks or condensation, the surface of walls behind furniture (where condensation forms), inside ductwork, and in roof materials above ceiling tiles (due to roof leaks or poor insulation).
  • Investigating hidden mold problems can be difficult and will require caution when the investigation involves disturbing potential sites of mold growth. For example, removal of wallpaper can lead to a massive release of spores if there is mold growing on the underside of the paper.
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What does mold testing entail?

Mold testing involves collecting samples from areas where visible signs of growth exist (such as on walls). The samples are then sent to a lab where they'll be examined under a microscope by a professional trained in identifying different types of mold species. This process helps determine how much contamination exists throughout each area and what type of remediation steps should be taken next.

Mold Statistics

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    20% U.S. asthma cases that may be caused by exposure to mold.

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    96% Chronic sinusitis cases that may be caused by sensitivity to mold.

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    35 BILLION in annual U.S. mold-related healthcare costs.

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    73 BILLION in annual repair costs for moisture and mold damage.

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Laura O.Laura O.

While having our central AC replaced we found there was a leak that had likely been going on for months creating a significant amount of water damage & mold... Read More

Molly T.Molly T.

Friendly, responsive, great work! Everyone from Aspen Environmental that we dealt with was helpful through a stressful time. Read More

Danielle ReichDanielle Reich

During a home inspection, some potential areas of mold were identified in our attic. Daniel from Aspen Environmental came out to inspect it and do some testing, and we immediately knew we were in good hands. After the inspection confirmed it was mold, we did the mold remediation with Aspen, and it was smooth and painless. As we've worked on renovating other areas of our home (and continue to discover potential mold...), Daniel has been extremely helpful in responding to questions, looking at photos for us, etc. He is extremely kind and responsive, and always takes time to explain everything and answer questions. Highly recommend working with Aspen!

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Barbara HubleyBarbara Hubley

I cannot speak to the value related to costs of other company's. Although I have learned you always get what you pay for.. or not. I was very apprehensive about scheduling service to have the ducts professionally cleaned as I heard horror stories about poor service and messes. However, after meeting Corey and his team I felt reassured that I called the right company. Corey explained "exactly" what they would be doing and they did an excellent job. Very professional and virtually no mess! Highly recommend them and will be using them in the future.

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Why Choose Aspen Environmental for Mold Testing

Sampling for mold should be conducted by professionals like Aspen Environmental who have specific experience in designing mold sampling protocols, sampling methods, and interpreting results. Sample analysis should follow analytical methods recommended by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), or other professional organizations.

If you suspect mold growth in your home, contact Aspen Environmental at (978) 681-5023 and schedule your mold inspection today.

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