A word of caution: 6-21-2012 - Due to the economic decline in the Cincinnati - Dayton Ohio & the Northern Kentucky area, some "professional" mold remediation, mold restoration, mold removal & water clean up companies are now offering discounted mold inspections or mold testing to amass their remediation services to a profitable level. In this case you get what you pay for or better said in this situation, you get taken for what you did not pay for. Unfortunately, "discounted" mold testing and "free" inspection services by mold or water "clean up" companies are cheap by design. Will you be able to trust biased mold "evaluations" knowing the potential for dishonest recommendations, un-professionalism and malfeasance? "Discounted" mold inspection & testing costs will be added to your almost certain mold remediation quote. Recommendations, by these types of companies, can not be trusted!
The same can be said for post remediation follow up testing. Will you trust the mold remediation company to approve their own work through their own mold testing? It could takes months for you to find out that the mold problem that was supposed to be taken care of and was tested as "clean" by the mold remediation company, was not taken care of at all. Do you think that they will come back after six months to re perform all of their work for free and to your satisfaction?
As you can probably see, there is a definite conflict of interest and a temptation, unfortunately by design, that your "free mold inspection" will neither be "free" nor in your best interests. We only perform ethical, professional and non-biased mold inspection & testing services. Although we do provide valuable free information on this site, we simply do not provide any mold remediation services to the public! You can rest assured that all of our mold inspection & testing services will be accurate and with your & your family's health and general wellness being first and foremost in our minds. Additionally, we partner with an AIHA accredited laboratory with American Society for Clinical Pathology - ASCP certified microbiologists for precise results.
With over 200 hours of classroom training (see certifications to your left) in mold testing, mold inspection, remediation, building inspection, HVAC and over 8 years of experience, who are you going to trust to assess your mold situation?
Having a mold problem or a general health issue in the Cincinnati - Dayton Ohio area? This web site is an informative source of information about mold, certified mold testing, mold allergies, health issues, mold remediation - mold removal and the testing and inspection process.
Unfortunately, many modern day physicians usually shy away from any diagnosis' that includes molds as the possible cause for their patients ill health. An allergic reaction to mold mystifies most doctors therefore they usually exhaust every other potential cause. Advancements in education are being made by most larger universities in this field of study.
Many times, through our experiences with our clients in the Cincinnati OH - Dayton Ohio areas, the patient will be the one to mention the possibility of mold after doctor and patient have exhausted much time and effort in failing to reach a correct diagnosis for the adverse health effects and illness that have plagued the patient. This site is not intended to give any type of medical advice and we strongly suggest that you follow your doctor's recommendations although with an open mind.
A certifiedmold inspection with testing is meant not only to identify areas of molds and their potential health effects but also, be a bridge between the microbiologist (mold lab) and the doctor. Without a professional mold inspection with accredited laboratory results, the doctor will have no choice but to exhaust every other avenue in which he/she can obtain sufficient evidence to properly diagnose a mold related illness. This could span years without results!
How did mold become a problem?
Quite simply the answer is moisture. Unfortunately, the moisture problem is not always simple to diagnose. The growth of molds can occur not only in the basements of a residential or commercial unit but also anywhere in the house or building.
Areas under doors and windows, the attic structure and insulation, interior walls, crawlspaces and ceilings, in and under appliances & plumbing fixtures all equally share the occurrence for mold damage. Our certified mold inspection pays particular attention to these areas. Sources of moisture can come from a single or a combination of problems. A leaking roof, an improperly installed or defective flashing, improper ventilation, improper grading, a cracked foundation, plumbing fixtures, furnace, air conditioners and filters, fish tanks, humidifiers and etc are all potential causes of mold. In the Cincinnati & Dayton Ohio areas high humidity levels are prime breading grounds for molds. House To Home Inspections LLC certified mold inspection services tests for high humidity levels around your home.
The sad part is that it takes quite an amount of time for a person just to recognize that they are not merely fatigued by being overworked, have a "bug" they just can't get rid off, not eating or sleeping properly and etc before they come to the conclusion that it must be something else. This site will explore several areas that include prevention, mold symptom identification, mold control, mold abatement, "cleaning" mold as well as the mold testing procedures. We'll also explore areas of potential pitfalls when testing, remediation, hiring contractors for component repairs as well as some general misconceptions.