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Mold Testing Information in Anchorage, Mat-Su & Wasilla

A recent study by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) showed that up to 50% of homes in the United States may have mold growth. Mold is a health hazard to humans and can cause structural damage to your home.

Dry Out Systems, a family-owned business serving customers in Anchorage, Wasilla, and other Alaska cities, partners with certified Industrial Hygienists to provide professional mold testing services that are required before we perform our mold remediation services. The testing is essential to reveal the location of the mold and the type of mold before we perform mold remediation services for any type of growth, including toxic black mold. To learn more, dial 907-891-7337 or click here to schedule services in Big Lake, Palmer, Willow, and other cities we serve.

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Our Approach: Remediation After a Valid Mold Test in Anchorage, AK

While Dry Out Systems performs mold remediation services, we DO NOT perform mold testing. Instead, we urge you to contact a certified Industrial Hygienist (IH) to perform both pre- and post-remediation testing to address the mold issues. The two-step process looks like this:

  • Mold Testing: Our IH partners determine the location and extent of mold growth on your property, allowing us to formulate a remediation strategy.
  • Mold Remediation: After the testing, our technicians remove all mold from your property and take steps to prevent it from returning.
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Why Do We Recommend IH for Mold Testing?

A certified Industrial Hygienist (IH) uses air and direct sampling to determine the type, location, and level of mold in a property. Dry Out Systems recommends the use of an Industrial Hygienist for mold testing. Here are the reasons:

Identify mold accurately: Unlike simple test kits, IHs can pinpoint the exact mold type.

Find hidden mold: IHs use advanced tools to find mold that is hiding behind walls or ventilation systems.

Mold Removal: Test results are used to guide the remediation plan, which is tailored for each mold type.

Verify mold removal: Post-remediation testing performed by an IH confirms that the mold has been completely removed.

Choose Mold Testing After Water Damage in Anchorage, Big Lake, and Eagle River

Water damage creates the perfect breeding ground for mold growth in your home or office. While visible mold is a clear sign of concern, even seemingly dry areas can harbor hidden spores. If you experience water damage such as a pipe break, plumbing leak, or sewage backup, you should go for an immediate inspection. Inspection helps to identify hidden moisture where mold may be lurking. This comprehensive assessment also allows for early detection and targeted remediation.

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Importance of Professional Mold Testing at Your Property in Alaska

Mold spores are silent invaders, floating through the air and settling in damp corners. Professional testing goes beyond just identifying mold. These experts can assess the concentration of spores, giving a clearer picture of potential health risks. Testing provides a clear picture of the affected area. This helps our remediation specialists to remove and clean up mold focusing on the specific area.

Furthermore, the expertise of IH professionals allows us to determine the type of mold present, whether it's black mold or any other variety. This information is crucial for developing tailored remediation strategies that effectively eliminate the mold and mitigate any associated health risks.

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Health Risks of Mold Exposure

Mold exposure affects you and your family members in different ways, but it is important to know the health risks. Here are some of the most common problems:

  • Allergic reactions: Mold spores can cause allergic reactions in sensitive people. Sneezing and coughing can be symptoms, as well as runny eyes, itchy noses, and congestion.
  • Respiratory Issues: Mold can irritate the lungs resulting in shortness of breath. This is especially true for people with asthma or respiratory problems.
  • Irritation of the Skin: Direct skin contact with mold may cause irritation, redness, rashes, and itching.

We Handle the Cleanup After Mold Removal in Eagle River & Big Lake

At Dry Out Systems, we understand that mold remediation involves more than just removing the mold itself. We offer a comprehensive solution that includes both professional mold removal and thorough cleanup. Here's what sets us apart:

  • Safe mold removal: We use advanced equipment and techniques to remove the mold safely. This will significantly minimize the spread of spores.
  • Meticulous Cleaning: Our work doesn't end with removing mold. We clean and sanitize the affected areas to remove any remaining spores.
  • Proper Disposal of Contaminated Material: We dispose of all materials that are heavily affected by mold growth.

Schedule an Appointment for Mold Testing & Remediation in Anchorage

Dry Out Systems has years of experience in the restoration and remediation industry. Our professionals are certified and highly trained to do even the toughest job. Our hands-on experience in mold remediation helps us to understand the type of mold and the remediation process more precisely. This helps us to provide you with a prompt and effective service. Don't delay. Give us a call at 907-891-7337 or click here to let us help you find a certified industrial hygienist who will perform a mold test at your property in Anchorage, Artesian Village, Birchwood, Big Lake, Chugiak, and other cities within our service area.

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