North Star Inspection Services LLC.

Phone: 630-981-7221

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Convenient Suburban Chicago Location in Saint Charles

Also Serving Rockford and surrounding areas

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Mold Testing Services

What is a Mold Test?

 

We complete a thorough visual examination of the property, using the latest Thermal Imaging technology to look for areas of potential water intrusion and moisture related issues. Our standard mold test provides a minimum of 2 indoor air samples, 1 surface sample (if appropriate) and 1 outdoor control. These samples are then sent to a lab to be analyzed.  Typically a report can be prepared within 7-10 days on the findings of the lab analysis.  Our reports will provide a thorough breakdown of the type of mold present as well as the concentration in comparison to standard.

What is Mold? 

Molds are organisms that are found indoors and outdoors. They are part of the natural environment and play an important role in our ecological system by breaking down and digesting organic material.  Molds are neither plants nor animals.  They are part of the kingdom Fungi.

Mold spores cannot be eliminated from indoor environments. Some mold spores will be found floating through the air and on settled dust; however, they will not grow if moisture is not present.


Why Be Concerned?

Mold is not usually a problem indoors—unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing.  As molds grow, they digest whatever they are growing on. Unchecked mold growth can damage buildings and furnishings; molds can rot wood, damage drywall, and eventually cause structural damage to buildings.  Mold can cause cosmetic damage, such as stains, to furnishings. The potential human health effects of mold are also a concern. It is important, therefore, to prevent mold from growing indoors.