Indoor Air Quality Testing

Studies have shown that the air inside of your home can be as much as five times more polluted than the air outside. Elite Moisture Solutions can set up an air test to help you determine if the air you are breathing is safe.

Risks of Unhealthy Air

Breathing unhealthy, mold ridden air can have many negative physical effects such as:

  • Irritation to the eyes, nose, throat and lungs
  • Skin rashes
  • Sinus Congestion
  • Coughing and headaches
  • In severe cases, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing
  • Tiredness
  • Infections

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Types of Mold

Stachybotrys

Stachybotrys is most commonly known as “black mold” and has a greenish black gelatinous appearance. Black mold can begin to grow within 24 hours of moisture exposure and needs a continuously moist environment to thrive. Mycotoxins that are produced by black mold cause many negative, health-related symptoms

Chaetomium

Chaetomium is also known as “the other black mold”. It is one of the most common types of mold found in water-damaged homes and likes to feast on paper products such as drywall, wallpaper, books and cardboard. Chaetomium produces high levels of mycotoxins which cause many mold-related health symptoms.

Penicillium

Penicillium encompasses more than 400 species of mold. Some can be used to make cheese or produce antibiotics while others can be harmful and cause health problems or structural damage to buildings. Penicillium is unique because it can grow in relatively low humidity levels which makes it more difficult to detect its water source. It does however have a unique and heavier smell which can alert you of its presence in your home.

Aspergillus

Aspergillus consists of a few hundred opportunistic mold species. It is primarily found on dust, powdery food items, building materials and soil. It typically insights allergy-type symptoms in humans but can also induce high fever and asthma attacks.

The Indoor Air Quality Testing Process

Elite Moisture Solutions has indoor air quality testing down to a science. The steps outlined below are integral to developing a customized treatment plan that will remedy any unhealthy air in your home or business. Once your treatment plan has been executed, the team will take a second sample. The pre-treatment and post treatment results will be compared to confirm that the remediation was a success.

Gather Samples

An Elite Moisture Solution certified technician will take a minimum of two air samples: one inside and one outside your home or business (more may be needed depending on the size of your space). These samples will be collected using a machine that filters air through a spore trap, called a Micro-5, that collects mold spores, pollen’s, and fibers. The technician may also take samples using a swab or lift tape method.

Perform Labratory Anaysis

The samples taken will be sent to a third-party laboratory for analysis.

Results and Recommended Solutions

The laboratory will give us a detailed report of what type molds were found and the total spore count for each. The Elite Moisture Solutions team will work with you to determine what course of treatment is required, if any.

Customer Reviews

Brian Nestor
4/15/2020 - Google

Took care of the problem within a week, very important since we were in the middle of selling our house.

Jaime Montalvo
4/24/2020 - Google

Chris Toro with Elite Moisture was able to come out and give me a no obligation estimate and explained all that would need to be done. He was very professional and was able to help out in just a few days, get the job done and fix the issue. Would definitely recommend!

Carla Witherington
4/15/2020 - Google

Luckily the extent of my issue was not nearly as concerning as I originally believed, but Ben's knowledge and thoughtful time spent investigating my situation was very comforting. I will definitely call again if other issues arise.

Julio Semanate
2/26/2020 - Google

They did an excellent job encapsulating our house's crawl space. They were attentive to details and to our requests. Very professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend them.

Mason Bailey
1/29/2020 - Google

Ben was a pleasure to work with. Everything he said would happen did, and on time. I hope you never have a moisture issue, but if you do don't hesitate to reach out to Ben with Elite Moisture Solutions.

AMG Dynamics
6/11/2020 - Google

I am a Property Manager for several commercial buildings. I had a foot of sitting water in my crawl space. Chris and his team were very professional and did a thorough job. They went above and beyond to ensure that my issue was fully addressed. I would highly recommend Elite Moisture Solutions and will definitely use them going forward.

H Knight
4/15/2020 - Google

BEN and their AMAZING CREW saved OUR HOUSE!!! Nightmare scenario - Google Fiber's contractor hit our main water line with a backhoe during their network install. After a year of denying the damages (which occurred on private property - a whole other saga), their insurance adjuster finally agreed to repair/replace our water line. BUT the City of Durham REFUSED to... read more

Jen Hill
5/01/2020 - Google

Fearing I might have some mold issues in my crawl space I called Elite Moisture Solutions to come for inspection. Chris was on time for the appointment and was very thorough in explaining my issues and the solution to get rid, and prevent future issues. I highly recommend them if you have any moisture or mold issues. ... read more

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Elite Moisture Solutions provides indoor air quality testing for mold services to homes and companies throughout the central North Carolina cities of Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Apex, Cary, Sanford, Morrisville, Wake Forest, Knightdale, Zebulon, Garner, Clayton, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina, Smithfield, Benson, Lillington, and Angier.

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