FAQ:

What can I do to prevent the growth of mold in my home?

The best way to prevent mold growth in your home is to control the environment. Keep the humidity level between 40 percent and 60 percent on an average in your home. Make sure damp places have adequate ventilation such as your bathrooms, kitchen or basement.
Unfortunately, since mold only requires a small amount of moisture to grow, if you believe mold is growing, or if you recently suffered water damage and you want to take steps to prevent mold growth, contact a professional.

Can I do it myself, or do I have to get a mold removal professional?

If you have proper knowledge and skill, then yes you can do it by yourself! But if you don’t have any experience in removing mold then we don’t recommend that an inexperienced person tries to remove microbial contaminated materials. Mold remediation is a complex procedure that requires special equipment, knowledge, and expertise as well. So, it is better to hire a professional for mold testing or remediation services.

Are you licensed and insured?

Total Mold Testing are state licensed. We carry errors & omissions insurance and general liability insurance.

How can you make sure the mold doesn’t come back?

Our job is determining the presence of mold in the first place. If we eliminate the conditions conducive to its growth, then when we eliminate the mold, it will be gone until it comes with the contact of any moisture again.

Why does mold grow in homes?

Mold grows in homes because of: moisture, nutrients (such as cellulose), and time. Mold releases microscopic mold spores into the air. All homes have mold spores in them because these molds are airborne.

Can I clean up mold myself?

You might be able to remove small patches of mold yourself but it is always better to hire a certified and licensed mold removal company. When you’re not sure how to remove mold contact a qualified professional.