Improve Your Air Quality and Prevent Health Issues with Comprehensive Mold Testing

After a disaster or years of damage to your building, moisture can develop in hard-to-see areas. Or worse, your building could’ve had issues from the start. In any case, mold can develop and if unnoticed for too long, it can cause serious health issues for anyone in your residential or commercial property—and even threaten the structural integrity of your building.

Testing for mold right after a disaster or when you’re starting to notice health concerns is the best way to help prevent hazardous effects long-term.

Commonwealth Environmental Associates provides comprehensive and cost-effective mold testing services for residential and commercial buildings. Our experts will come to your site, conduct testing, assist you in finding a solution and then re-test to ensure your safety afterward.

Breathe easier and gain peace of mind knowing your indoor air quality is safe.

When to Consider Mold Testing

Mold can happen easily, but can be a complex problem to solve. Understanding what to look for can help you prevent any growth and help you mitigate mold problems. Here are events that would warrant a mold inspection and testing:

  • Visible Mold Growth: Any signs of mold, such as discoloration, musty odors, or visible patches, are most likely mold problems and will need testing.
  • Water Damage or Excess Moisture: Past or present water damage and excess moisture create the perfect environment for mold growth. Water damage can occur from disasters, wear and tear or improper building and ventilation. Testing can confirm its presence and guide you toward the next steps for remediation.
  • Health Concerns: Anyone in your buildings who is experiencing respiratory problems or allergy-type symptoms may be suffering from mold exposure. Adverse health effects such as a stuffy nose, sore throat, sneezing, skin irritation, itching and burning eyes, chest congestion, sinus drainage, headaches, and dizziness could be linked to mold exposure. Testing can help identify the cause and specific kind of mold.

Once you have a catalyst event or notice the signs, it’s important to act as quickly as possible. Some mold growths require extensive remediation efforts if not handled early on. Under the right conditions of temperature and moisture, these contaminants can flourish in air vents and circulate throughout your structure. 

Our Mold Testing and Inspection Process

Commonwealth Environmental Associates’ qualified team of environmental professionals can evaluate and test a broad range of biological and chemical contaminants both surface and airborne. Our certified industrial hygienist will follow the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recommendations during our investigation process:

  1. Comprehensive Inspection: Our experts will conduct a thorough visual inspection of your indoor space, looking for signs of mold growth and moisture damage. This inspection may involve the use of specialized moisture detection meters and high humidity inspections.
  2. Sample Collection: Based on the findings of the inspection, our team will collect air samples and surface samples (swab testing). Our goal is to capture any suspected contamination as spores can travel far.
  3. Laboratory Analysis: Your samples are then sent to a certified laboratory for comprehensive analysis by trained professionals.
  4. Detailed Report and Planning: Upon receiving the lab results, we’ll provide you with a detailed report outlining the findings, including the types of mold identified, their quantities, and any potential health risks. We’ll also provide you with clear recommendations for further action, such as remediation or additional testing, if necessary.
  5. Post Cleanup Testing: After your building has been cleaned up by a mold remediation or removal specialist, our team will provide clearance testing to ensure all efforts were successful.

Commonwealth Environmental Associates meticulously navigates each step in the process to give you the best testing and solution recommendations possible. The health and well-being of you, as well as any other inhabitants of your indoor space, is of the important to us.

Professional Mold Testing Services for Commercial or Residential Properties in Eastern States

Commonwealth Environmental Associates’ professionals adhere to strict industry standards when conducting any of our comprehensive services—providing clear communication and detailed reports. We are dedicated to your health and well-being.

 

While our team is based in Richmond, VA, we also serve commercial properties across eastern states including: 

  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania 
  • Delaware
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee
  • Ohio

CEA serves all Virginia cities. Specific areas in VA that are easily accessible for our environmental professionals to offer residential services include: 

  • Richmond, VA
  • Harrisonburg, VA
  • Lexington, VA
  • Staunton, VA
  • Roanoke, VA
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Fredericksburg, VA 
  • Lynchburg, VA 

Prevent Health Hazards with Thorough Mold Inspections and Testing

Mold testing is an investment in the wellness of everyone who frequents your residential or commercial building—and your property value. Addressing your mold problems proactively or as they start helps prevent costly mitigation efforts or health concerns.

Commonwealth Environmental Associates has been helping property owners maintain healthy indoor air quality for years with professional mold inspection and testing services. Our experts provide assistance from initial testing and reporting all the way to cleanup recommendations and clearance testing.

Handle your mold concerns with a thorough and cost-effective approach from certified professionals.

Contact our team to get started.