Indoor Air Quality and Mold Inspection Houston TX
Indoor air quality refers to the quality of air within buildings and structures and how it affects the health and safety of its occupants. A number of factors contribute to indoor air quality such as ventilation, temperature, humidity, and biological and chemical contaminants inside a building or household. Indoor air quality directly impacts our health and can cause serious health issues if it is not maintained. Indeed, concentrations of many pollutants are often two to five times higher indoors than outdoors.
To make sure your environment is safe for your family, Mold Authority will do air quality testing to identify any problems. We will test for contaminants that may affect your breathing such as mold, asbestos, lead, allergens, bacteria, carbon monoxide and more. Whether it is your home, office, or an industrial setting, rely on Mold Authority to take care of your air quality needs.
Mold Inspection and Testing
Mold spores, which are one of the most common biological pollutants, are present everywhere in our outdoor environment. They are also common to indoor environments. Generally, mold growth occurs in areas of high humidity or water damage, such as a leaky roof or damp basement. Health problems caused by indoor mold include throat and eye irritation, coughing or wheezing, and other upper respiratory symptoms. In addition, mold can be especially difficult for people who suffer from allergies or other respiratory ailments such as asthma or emphysema.
At Mold Authority, we conduct mold inspection and testing to evaluate mold damage present in homes or buildings. We start by looking for conditions that may have caused mold to grow, and then we identify areas that may need repair. In addition, we take pictures of susceptible areas. We also take samples for testing, so we can give recommendations based on the type of mold present in your house or office. Finally, we produce a report that includes a comprehensive evaluation of the home or building in question. Our goal is not just to find the source of the problem but to provide a solution to eliminate it.
Unfortunately, dust mite allergens exist in every home no matter how clean it might be. They also happen to be one of the most powerful of the biological allergens and can exacerbate asthma. They are not the only threat, however, as pollen, pet dander, and other airborne bacteria can easily find their way inside your home and cause allergic reactions. If you believe that you have allergens in your carpets or indoor air, Mold Authority can test to figure out which environmental hazard is present in your home. Our testing methods will uncover any issues at the property and a real solution will be provided to permanently correct the problem.
Because of the strength of its fibers, asbestos was used for decades in construction materials as insulation and as a fire retardant. Although the EPA and CPSC have banned many asbestos products, it is still found in older homes, in pipe and furnace insulation materials, textured paints, and floor tiles. Asbestos can become airborne after materials are disturbed through cutting, sanding, or other remodeling activities. Moreover, unsupervised attempts to remove such materials can make matters worse by releasing asbestos fibers into the air in homes or buildings, thereby endangering those living or working there.
Our licensed and experienced team will provide professional, cost-effective asbestos identification and testing if you suspect a problem in your home, office or dwelling. Mold Authority gives its clients the peace of mind of knowing that your project is being handled by a professional team that’s been around for over 15 years.
Lead Inspection and Testing
Lead has long been recognized as a harmful environmental pollutant. There are many ways in which humans are exposed to lead: through air, drinking water, food, contaminated soil, deteriorating paint, and dust. Before it was known how harmful lead could be, it was used in paint, gasoline, water pipes, and many other products. Old lead-based paint is the most significant source of lead exposure in the U.S. today. In addition to affecting nearly all systems in the body, lead can be especially severe to fetuses and young children. If you have any concerns about possible lead exposure, Mold Authority’s lead inspection and testing will identify any lead issues with your property.
Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil and water. It is also a known carcinogen. Radon gas exposure in a household or commercial building can cause major health problems. Unfortunately, radon is present in every type of building. The EPA estimates that about 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the U.S. result from radon exposure. Because there is no known safe level of exposure to radon, the EPA recommends that Americans do radon testing every two years as part of routine home maintenance. Mold Authority’s testing and remediation methods will detect any radon levels and provide a real solution to correct the problem.
Water Damage Inspection and Remediation
In order to stop the damaging effects of water on building and personal property, a plan of action needs to be put in motion quickly. The professionals of Mold Authority understand this and execute a thorough and precise plan for the restoration team to follow. We will assess the water damage, employ moisture mapping, and assist in the insurance aspect to see the project through to completion.
When it comes to water damage, response time is everything. To mitigate the damaging effects of water to buildings and personal property, a plan of action needs to be put in motion quickly. Mold Authority’s professional staff will execute a thorough and precise plan for the restoration team to follow. We will record and assess moisture levels to create a drying plan and see the process through to completion.
Houston TX Indoor Air Quality Inspection Service
Whether your problem is a biological, chemical, or combustion pollutant, or a natural disaster, Mold Authority can identify it and develop an effective strategy to eliminate or reduce harmful exposures. We provide indoor air quality testing to keep your family or coworkers healthy. In Texas, we offer mold and air quality inspection and testing services in Houston. If you live in or near the city of Houston, contact Mold Authority to speak to one of our trained staff about your air quality issues.