While winter contains small joys of its own, most people would agree that spring brings a whole different sense of renewal and rejuvenation when it comes time for the seasons to change.
If you’re beginning to build your new mold inspection business or grow an existing one, there is plenty to keep in mind as we move further into the blossoming months of the new year. In fact, as the environment reawakens in all its allergenic glory, you’ll find that many indoor air quality clients may experience an uptick in mold concerns and sightings.
Spring, Spores, and the Specifics
As the seasons change, so, too, will the environmental factors found around one’s home or business. In particular, mold will be among the first to resume its usual rate of proliferation, thereby contaminating one’s property faster than they might expect after winter.
“Unlike pollens, molds do not die with the first killing frost,” as explained by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). “Most outdoor molds become inactive during the winter. In the spring they grow on plants killed by the cold.”
But mold spores won’t only “wake up” and continue growing on outdoor plants and debris (only to then be blown inside). In fact, if your client’s property had mold spores hidden within the walls and crevices prior to winter’s chill setting in, then the spores will come back with an active vengeance when spring comes.
Targeting Your Testing
While a comprehensive mold test will be relatively all-encompassing across a property, one should still take special care to be more thorough in areas where mold is prone to becoming trapped or further fed. Carpets, for instance, may merit more attention than you may initially assume, but it is difficult to detect contaminants without InstaScope technology.
“Wall-to-wall carpeting, as well as area rugs, can provide an ample breeding ground for mold if conditions are right,” according to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). “At especially high risk for mold growth are carpeting located below ground level in basements, carpet in commonly moist or damp climates, and carpet that has been wet for any period of time.”
Additionally, any area that is exposed to a high level of moisture is worth a second glance. For example, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends checking around roofs and windows for cracks, as well as pipes and plumbing for leaks and damage.
Expert Team, Expert Equipment
With the “where” and “why” of mold growth covered, the only question left to cover is that of “how”; or, specifically, how will you go about optimally testing a site for mold growth and other airborne particulate matter?
The answer is simple: You amplify your business model with the InstaScope.
Revolutionary in nature and flexible in application, the InstaScope is an innovative solution to indoor air quality testing, providing your team with both the ability to generate reports in real-time and the opportunity to sample any given room an unlimited number of times.
Additionally, the InstaScope’s hand-held wand allows the user to easily reach areas that might otherwise be difficult to test — such as with carpets, heigh ceilings, and more — for mold, pollen, bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
In all, the InstaScope is the ideal instrument for your burgeoning mold detection business. To learn more about how the InstaScope can optimize your expert abilities, contact DetectionTek today by calling 720-410-7030 or emailing email@example.com!