The Pacific Northwest has an extended rainy season and these high levels of moisture can affect mold growth. Over two thirds of our state’s annual rainfall happens between October and March. Take the typically warm temperatures in a given home or business, add a little moisture, and you’ve got the perfect conditions for mold growth.
Mold can cause a wide range of problems and you may not even realize you have it without professional mold testing. Some varieties of mold are harmless, like the kind in blue cheese or many varieties of bread mold. The type of mold that grows in businesses and homes, however, can be quite hazardous to your health. With our professional mold testing in Federal Way, we can identify these molds before they become a major problem.
Signs You Need Professional Mold Testing
Mold is stealthy and invasive. If you’ve seen mold in your home or place of business, it usually means there is significantly more mold that you cannot see. Soapy water and even bleach aren’t enough to rid your property of mold; you want to be sure all mold is professionally located and removed. Mold testing is the first step and when you choose AWR Restoration & Cleaning, we’ll find it no matter where it is. That includes behind walls, floorboards, ceiling tiles, and every other place it hides.
Some signs that you need professional mold testing services include:
- Allergy Symptoms – Mold can elicit a number of different allergy symptoms, including everything from sinus congestion to sneezing to itchy eyes, a sore throat, or difficulty breathing. If you believe mold may be present, mold testing is a must. This is especially true if your allergies seem worse indoors than they do outdoors. Black mold also grows prolifically in the Northwest, and this strain can cause permanent harm if left untreated.
- Seeing Mold – Spotting mold means you have a problem. Mold testing can tell you how extensive that problem is. The sooner you catch and remove mold, the better. Mold comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. It may appear flaky, stringy, or look like stains. Colors vary wildly and may include black, white, red, and yellow. Our technicians are trained in mold identification and can begin immediate remediation.
- Water Problems – An old saying in the construction industry is, “Where there’s water, there’s mold.” That’s because one so frequently precedes the other. Flooding, leaks, or pooling water can all aid in increasing moisture levels. These conditions allow mold to thrive. Our technicians are trained to repair and restore water-damaged areas, including those that have been affected by mold.
Now that you know the signs, don’t ignore them. Risking permanent health effects from mold-related illnesses isn’t necessary when professional mold testing is just a phone call away!
Make Us Your First Choice for Mold Testing
With the latest mold testing equipment on hand, we provide the most accurate mold testing in Federal Way. Over 30 years in the industry has taught us everything there is to know about mold, and continual training keeps our highly skilled and certified staff on the cutting-edge of mold testing innovations. Our employees’ certifications come from the industry-leading IICRC, the gold standard for training and testing in mold identification, testing, and restoration. That’s why mold can’t hide from our technicians.
Call (206) 823-2252 to request a free, on-site consultation with our team today.