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Mold testing

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

apartment interior with mold test kit, a pump on the table and the tripod with sample Mold Test Kit.

Over the weekend we were called to do a mold test in a remote location in Hawi. House was a few miles from the town, up on the hill with beautiful views of local pasture fields. It was also recently remodeled, with new fixtures and modern design, very attractive rental property. Before the renters moved in, the house was unoccupied and most likely with a limited air flow, closed doors and windows. We were called to do a mold test because the renter has a mold allergy. First remedy offered by the property owner was a deep cleaning, that did not help much because the cleaners used bleach, which is not effective in remediating mold. The renter continued to have adverse reactions to mold and we were called. We performed an air test. Before we will draft a protocol for mold remediation few tips on how to avoid it in the future. Hawaii has a lot of vacations rentals and "snow birds" condos, which are not always occupied. That vacancy combined with high humidity creates a perfect environment for mold. To minimize the likelihood of mold, every property should be frequently aired and checked for leaks. If you can't avoid mold or if you're not sure if you have it, SERVPRO is a licensed company to test and remediate mold. We are happy to answer all your questions and walk you through the process. 

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