Why is house odor elimination important?
Unknown odors are often predictive of an underlying issue and can lead homeowners clueless as to the true underlying cause of the smell. Treating odor sources has unique challenges, mainly in identifying the source and understanding how we can prevent the source from creating additional odors in the future.
Odors consist of tiny particles that can linger in air or on surfaces. To get rid of lingering odors, FixMold can use a wide range of disinfectants and detergents not available to the general public and our air filtration tools in order to neutralize and remove the odor. The bottom line is that regardless of the tools we have to neutralize odors, it is imperative to remove the source of the odor and put preventative measures in place as soon as possible. Swab samples are taken directly from the surfaces where mold growth is suspected or present. Not only do swab samples help identify if there is an environment conducive to mold growth, but also the type of mold spores present and the stage of mold growth.
Questions about mold remediation?
- Every case is different. But typically, if mold is already visible, lab samples are not needed. However, if our office or managing technician receives information that anyone in a residence may be suffering from mold related ailments or is at higher risk for developing complications from mold exposure, we would recommend taking a sample to understand the type of mold that may be found in your home and if the mold may be a cause of said ailments.
- Another scenario where mold samples would be taken are during real estate transactions. Mold samples help provide clearance or identify if there is a mold related issue for potential buyers or sellers.
- When our mold technicians take surface and air samples, they are always sent to a third-party, independent laboratory. We will always share with you the results of the samples sent to the lab, and walk you through any areas of concern and work with you to rectify those concerns.
At this time, there are no standard levels of tolerable or acceptable levels of mold present in your home. If we take samples at your residence, our mold technicians will take the time to walk you through the lab results and explain the findings. Our goal at FixMold is to make sure that your home is safe to inhabit. We pride ourselves on our honesty and integrity and will never misconstrue or misinterpret third-party, independent lab results in our favor.