The presence of mold inside the average home or office is not uncommon. Is it normal or does it pose a possible problem for you or those around you? Maypole can run various tests to determine the size, type, and potential health risk of the mold growth.
Mold is a type of fungus. In small amounts, mold spores are often harmless; however, when spores land on wet areas the mold can grow into a substantial problem. Distinct spore types possess different characteristics and health effects, so it is important to know which genus is present.
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What is mold?
Mold is a term used to describe a type of fungus that is multi-cellular and grows in the form of thread-like structures called hyphae. You are exposed to mold every day as mold is always found outdoors where they play an important role in nature. In small amounts, mold spores are most often harmless; however, when spores land on wet areas within your home, the mold can grow into a substantial problem. Many people think mold is either black or green but mold can come in many different colors depending on the type of mold.
Are there different types of mold?
Yes. Distinct spore types possess different characteristics and health effects, so it is imperative to know which genus is present. Through a mold inspection and lab analysis of the samples taken, we can determine which spores are present and in what quantities. This will help us to understand how big of a problem there is and the best course of action to take.
What types of mold are there?
There are 3 types of mold:
How does mold grow?
How can I prevent mold growth?
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Mold Testing in New York
Maypole provides a full-range of Mold Testing options. Different methods may be used depending on the issue(s) you are facing. We are here to walk you through it and put your mind at ease.
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Why is mold testing important?
What are potential health effects of mold exposure?
The health effects of mold exposure varry depending on the type of mold, length of exposure, pre-existing health conditions, etc. Some of the more common symptoms include:
What type of mold inspection do I need?
What types of mold inspections does Maypole provide?
Often times small problems can be hidden in hard-to-see areas and grow into larger problems before they are detected.
Early intervention is key!