How do you go about getting your home tested for mold? How do you know if you need it?
While some prefer mold testing homes on their own, it’s easy to overlook real concerns when you rely on home kits.
The best way to have mold testing done is to consult a professional. Intek is happy to recommend a qualified inspector in your area and share our tips.
Does Your Home Have Mold?
First off, there are several ways to protect your home from mold — particularly in the kitchen. But if you do need help, we’re here to make the process simple for you.
An outbreak of mold in your house could get expensive if left unchecked. Worse yet, there are health risks to consider — especially for children.
There are a few warning signs that might have you wanting to test for mold.
- Moldy or musty smells
- Strange formations or discoloration in areas that have been damp
- An uptick in allergy-like symptoms for people in your household
- Extra humidity in a room or rooms
Thinking your home needs a closer look? Intek recommends going straight to the Sioux Falls area pros, but feel free to contact us for suggestions or questions.
Okay, You Have Mold. Now What?
Mold testing Sioux Falls area homes is easy, but if you don’t know where to start you can contact us to get a recommended third party and set the appointment.
Depending on where you see the mold, you can even do a few things yourself!
If you see mold on a hard surface like tile, you can try spraying white vinegar on it or by using a 1:10 bleach solution (more on that here).
For the more elusive and dangerous concerns, like finding mold on a wall or near an air duct, we let the pros test your air quality. Based on their report, we’ll get you an estimate and explain our strategy to handle the situation.
Long term exposure to mold can cause serious health problems, so make sure to know the signs and address the issue as soon as possible.
Staying ahead of mold infestations can be as simple as mopping up excess moisture and making sure your groceries aren’t going bad.
But if you do need help, we’re available to put you in touch with mold testers you can trust. Plus, we’re standing by in case you need mold remediation help in the Sioux Falls and Brookings area!