Mold Testing

Mold in your home?

Mold is everywhere. It’s a type of fungus that grows from tiny spores that float in the air. It can grow almost anywhere that spores land and find moisture and a comfortable temperature. Typically that includes about every damp place in your home. Often people don’t know they have a mold problem and are suffering serious health consequences. That’s why mold testing is so important. CS Consulting has a trained and certified team of health and safety professionals who can test your home or business and give you the peace of mind you deserve.


How do molds affect people?

Molds produce allergens and irritants. Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Allergic responses include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash. Allergic reactions to mold are common. They can be immediate or delayed. Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. In addition, mold exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs of both mold-allergic and non-allergic people. A spot of mold the size of a dime contains approximately 500,000 spores. A mold issue in one room can lead to a whole building problem, as spores can easily travel through general air currents and HVAC systems and cross-contaminate the premises quickly.


When Should You Test for Mold?

We recommend testing your home for mold if:

  • You smell a musty odor in the home (a musty odor is almost always caused by some sort of mold).
  • Your home has recently been flooded (mold frequently begins to grow after a home has been flooded).
  • You discover mold in one area of the home (mold spreads quickly and easily throughout a home, so if you have mold in one part of the home, we recommend testing the rest of the home in case the mold has spread).
  • You or another member of your household have symptoms of mold-related health problems, such as chronic sinus infections, chronic sore throats, frequent headaches, coughing, wheezing, unexplained rashes or hives, or unexplained fatigue.
  • You may also want to have your home tested for mold if you or another member of your household has a health condition that can be made worse by exposure to mold, such as asthma, severe environmental allergies, respiratory disorders, or immune system disorders.
  • You suspect there is hidden mold in your home that you can’t find.
  • Before purchasing or selling any home or property, especially if suspect mold was found during a home inspection.


Contact us today to schedule an appointment to get your home or business tested.