Mold Testing & Inspection Company in Oregon
Serving Portland, Salem, Eugene, and Gresham, Oregon
Oregon, just like anywhere else, has mold. Often people think mold can be dealt with just by spraying it with some bleach and wiping it down. Sadly, this is not the case. Until recently, the EPA, stated that bleach was the way to go for ridding your home of mold. You’ll also find all kinds of “mold killers” and anti-fungal sprays at your local hardware store. If these things worked as well as they’re supposed to, it would be great and the mold remediation industry would not be as busy as it is.
Alas, it isn’t so. The thing to remember is, when the EPA and other companies test the mold killing properties of bleach and these assorted sprays, they’re testing them on microscope slides. That’s a non-porous surface and offers no food for the mold and nothing for the mold to move into. Of course they can wipe mold off of a slide, but wiping it off of wood, drywall, or any other highly porous, organic matter is another story entirely. It just doesn’t happen like that. Mold is completely microscopic. It can work its way into material that you would never expect and once it’s in that material, no bleach, spray, or rag is going to reach it. No matter how long you let it soak in.
As a professional in the industry, I have tried every “mold killer” that I’ve found. In all of my experience, I have yet to find one that actually works. Because of this first-hand experience, I recommend you not rely on bleach or any of the sprays sold in stores. It’s not worth the risk.
Don’t Take A Chance
If you see mold or microbial growth of some sort in your Oregon home, in other words, you are looking at millions of mold spores piled on top of each other. This is known as a mold colony. The way this works is, when mold finds the three things it needs in order to live (oxygen, moisture, and a food source such as drywall, carpet, fabric, paint, etc). It starts to congregate in that area and form a mold colony. Do not wipe it down. If you do, you release that colony into the air and suddenly everyone is breathing in an incredible number of mold spores. The only way you can see mold with the naked eye is if it is gathered into a mold colony. So when you wipe it down it becomes microscopic again.
If you think you see mold, your first step should be to call Mold Test USA. When you hire us, you can rest assured knowing you have the best in the industry at your back. Our highly trained inspectors will come to your home and perform a 52 point inspection of the entire premises. Your results are sent to certified laboratories where biologists and microbiologists review your results and interpret them into something you can easily read and take to your doctor. Not only that, but if mold remediation is necessary, we will return to your home before the remediation company leaves to reinspect and ensure that your home is safe and healthy.
Metro Cities In Oregon
- Eugene, OR
- Gresham, OR
- Northwest Clackamas, OR
- Portland, OR
- Salem, OR
Oregon Mold Laws
Oregon Revised Statutes §§ 105.462–.490
Amends existing disclosure law to require sellers of real property consisting of up to four dwelling units to provide buyers with a seller s property disclosure statement, which includes disclosure of any testing of or treatment for formaldehyde, radon gas, mold, lead-based paint, or asbestos on the property.
Oregon Department of Health and Environmental Control
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