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Mold Inspection and Testing

If you think mold is present in your home, the first step is always to find out for sure. Mold problems can spring up out of nowhere in environments with high humidity, as we have here in Florida. It can pose serious health risks to you or your family–especially those with allergies or weaker immune systems. It can also cause problems for anyone with chronic respiratory conditions like asthma, bronchitis, or emphysema. In this article, we’ll dive into exactly why mold is so harmful to you, the signs of mold to look out for, what happens if you ignore the signs, and, most importantly, we’ll discuss what you can do about it–mold inspection and testing.

First, What’s Mold?

Mold is a fungus that can grow on wet surfaces. It can come from flooding, water leaks, or even pop up randomly in humid environments. Mold will often cause structural damage to your property by eating away at wood and drywall. It can also cause serious health problems in people who breathe it in. Many people with severe allergies can experience respiratory symptoms when they come into contact with mold spores. Some people also develop skin rashes after exposure, especially if they are allergic to the type of mold present in their homes.

The Most Common Types of Indoor Mold

There are thousands of species of mold, but most homeowners are concerned about Stachybotrys chartarum, AKA black mold. This mold is not terribly common, but it’s one of many that make a high level of mycotoxins, which can make your home hazardous. While black mold is more dangerous, any mold can become hazardous if it’s allowed to grow out of control. Below are some of the more common molds that may be found in your home.
  • Mucormycetes: These fungi are often found in the soil during summer and fall. Although it is difficult to avoid them completely, they are usually harmless.
  • Aspergillus: Aspergillus is a type of fungus that is most commonly found in the air, but it can also be found in soil, compost piles, and rotting plants. If it is brought inside, it can grow and spread.
  • Alternaria: A mold that causes allergies and is common in the environment and may be brought into a home from the outside. Once inside, it can quickly spread through the home, so prompt removal is important.

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Mold Inspection and Testing

If you suspect mold in your home, it’s important to seek evaluation and treatment right away. The first step is to have a professional mold inspector inspect your home for moisture damage, leaks, and other problems that could be causing the mold growth. Next, they’ll perform tests on samples of the mold itself to help identify what type of fungus it is. This is important because different types of mold require different treatment methods. The next step is to remove the mold and eliminate any sources of moisture in your home, including water leaks or plumbing problems. If you have questions about mold testing in Florida or need assistance with remediation services, please contact us today!

How Much Does a Mold Inspection Cost?

The cost of a mold inspection will depend on several factors:
  • The size of your home or apartment
  • Whether it is commercial or residential
  • The type of building (new construction, older home, etc.)
  • How many samples needed
  • The type of mold
Among many other factors. Please get in touch with us for a quote!

If You See Mold in Your Home and Suspect it’s Dangerous, Get a Professional Opinion

The DIY methods are better than nothing, but if you already suspect you have a mold infestation, only an unbiased professional can rule it out. You will need one anyway if it turns out your test result is positive and your suspicions are correct. The first step is to determine whether or not there really is mold growing in your home. You can get a mold inspection, by contacting us here or getting in touch with your local mold removal specialist. If the mold infestation turns out to be widespread throughout multiple rooms or on walls, ceilings and floors in your home, DIY methods will never be enough to keep you safe. It’s best to leave the work to a professional mold removal company. Mold professionals, like us at Jurassic Mold, are experts and have the training and equipment needed to safely remove the mold infestation from your home.

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Jurassic Environmental Specialists, INC – Mold Remediation Professionals

When you need a professional to inspect your home for mold, call Jurassic Environmental Specialists, INC. We are a full-service mold inspection company that can help with your mold inspection, testing, and remediation needs. Our experts will inspect your property from top to bottom to identify any possible moisture and water damage sources. If there is an issue, we’ll provide you with the best recommendations on how to address it properly so that it doesn’t become an ongoing problem.


Waiting for mold to grow and cause health problems is not the best option. The sooner you know you have mold in your home, the better chance you have of getting rid of it before it becomes an issue.

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