How to Test Indoor Air for Mold

Having mold growing in your home can be difficult to detect and cause an array of health issues. Whether you’ve noticed a musty smell in your house or you’re struggling with respiratory issues, headaches, or chronic fatigue, mold may be to blame.

Home Mold Detection Kits

The first way to detect mold in a home is to look for dark stains or discoloration in moist places. Be sure to check behind your refrigerator and around your bathroom when performing a visual inspection.

When mold becomes airborne, it can be inhaled and create health issues. Home mold detection kits are generally made up of a set of Petri dishes that need to be opened and placed in areas where mold growth is suspected. Leaving these dishes open and undisturbed for two days can allow them to capture any mold spores that are floating in the area.

After the collection phase, the Petri dishes should be placed in a dark room for up to five days. If mold spores are circulating in your home, they’ll start to grow in the dishes, and you’ll be able to see them.

Seek Professional Help

Having a professional perform a thorough inspection of your home can allow you to find any areas where mold is growing. Removing mold can greatly improve the quality of the air you’re breathing. Bryant's Heating & Cooling offers comprehensive IAQ services to help keep homes in Fort Payne as safe as possible.

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Bryant's Heating & Cooling has a team of NATE-certified technicians ready for any job in Fort Payne. Our business is BBB-accredited and proud to maintain an A+ rating. All our work comes with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. We can help with all heating and cooling repair, installation, and maintenance jobs. We’re also highly experienced with indoor air quality services, duct and vent cleaning, ductwork installation, new construction, ductless units, fireplaces, oil furnaces, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and Wi-Fi thermostats. Find out more about the various services we offer in Fort Payne, AL, by calling Bryant's Heating & Cooling today.

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