GPInspect only retains unbiased 3rd party AIHA Accredited laboratories. Of thousands of mold species, just 150 can cause allergies in individuals. Fifty or so kinds of mold can grow inside the human body, and another 50 can cause toxic reactions. Mold can cause mild symptoms such as headache, runny nose, fatigue, and nausea. Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, chemical sensitivity, toxic encephalopathy, sick building syndrome, skin rash, and blisters can also be the result of severe mold exposure.
Mold is a type of fungus whose primary function is to decompose dead organisms. While an important part of nature, overexposure to mold can result in severe health risks for Californians. Mold can grow on nearly any surface so long as it has water, oxygen, and organic material to digest. This includes wood, paper, drywall, hair, skin, and even some synthetic materials like paint.
The best way to limit health-related mold risks is to limit the overall risk of mold in your home or business by keeping areas, especially dark areas, free of unnecessary moisture. Regular cleaning is a necessity to keep your environment safe from any mold. Flooding, water damage, and poor air circulation are mainly the cause of mold presence. If you happen to find blue, black, or brown spots in your home or office and fear it might be mold, Guaranteed Property Inspections is here to help you with our certified and government accredited mold testing.
GPInspect provides mold testing and inspection throughout Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernandino, San Fernando, and Riverside County in a variety of ways. In order to quantify the number of mold spores in the air, and to clear an area after remediation procedures, air quality testing may be necessary. Direct surface sampling testing is available and preferred when mold is clearly visible.
In certain cases when medical professionals are involved, GPInspect may implement an EPA research DNA mold test called ERMI to screen homes for mold. We them use the HERTSMI-2 roster to judge whether or not a building is safe for occupants to return. Additionally, GPInspect can perform a survey of indoor mold or mycotoxin panels as even more sensitive mold tests.
Rest assured knowing that GPInspect has been in the mold detection business for over twenty years. We regularly work with physicians throughout the state of California to diagnose and treat mold-related illnesses and direct our clients to remediation specialists who can tackle any mold problem, large or small.
Air sampling MAY BE necessary to quantify and monitor the level of mold spores, dust mites, allergens, danders, chemical pollutants, and humidity. Air quality testing is also necessary for clearance at the conclusion of all mold remediation procedures.
When mold is visible, direct surface sampling is recommended. This sample method can determine types of molds present. However, it is not an accurate measure of quantity of airborne mold spores present at the time of testing.
For the past decade, we have been implementing an EPA research DNA mold test suited to screen homes for mold, when ordered by a client’s physician.
This scoring system is the application of the DNA testing shown on ERMI test results. The new roster is designed to help patients (previously sickened by water-damaged buildings) understand if a given building is safe for occupancy.
The Survey of Indoor Molds (SIM) is a collection of assays employing Mold Specific Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (MSQPCR) technology that was developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Mycotoxins are small (MW ∼700), toxic chemical products formed as secondary metabolites by a few fungal species. The EMMA uses the most sensitive molecular detection to look for the presence of 10 of the most toxigenic molds in your home or building. The EMMA also tests directly for 15 of the most poisonous Mycotoxins using its patented Mycotoxin detection test.