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.

Why us?

Unrivaled Quality

Our team is committed to providing an excellent, stress free experience with quality assurance measures that guarantee you are satisfied when the job is done.

Local Owned & Operated

We are proud to be a locally owned business and are passionate about the communities that we live in and serve.

Low Price Guarantee

We promise to provide price matching for identical services to ensure you are getting the highest quality service at the best price.

Free Estimates

We provide free visual inspections and a customized estimate for your home or business.

Prompt Service

Our team guarantees all initial inspections are performed within 2 business days.

Maintenance Plans

This is our crawlspace mold free guarantee!

Customer Reviews

Becky Lou Pigg
2/05/2020 - Google

Ben was very kind and courteous and I appreciate how quickly everything happened. Also, they worked on the crawlspace quickly and with no impact on our schedule. There was no inconvenience to me and I appreciate that the most. I recommend this business highly.

Jake A.
12/28/2019 - Thumbtack

I appreciate honest work. I have referred Elite to several people because I know they will be honest with the assessment and provide the solutions the customer actually needs. This has been the case time and time again. These are often customers that I service and having a trusting relationship with me so it is important that they are taking care of.

Jeff T.
12/20/2019 - Thumbtack

From the very first contact, they were very responsive, addressed all concerns, explained the steps they would take to remedy the moisture issue and then performed the work with the same attention to detail and thoroughness. Will definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone who has a moisture, fungal, mold, crawl space issue.

Mason Bailey
1/28/2020 - 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.

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