Precision Mold Testing takes the health and safety of its customers and employees seriously, and is following the guidelines on preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, set forth by the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Our Inspectors are required to wash their hands, and clean and disinfect their equipment

what is mold?

Mold is a fungus that thrives on moisture and poor ventilation. Molds are present everywhere - indoors
and outdoors. There are more than 100,000 species of mold. They serve an important role by helping to break down organic matter. Outside, that’s a good thing, but it’s not good inside your home.

Molds are most likely to grow where there is water or dampness. Mold spores are in the air naturally and attach to any place that is damp, where they can begin growing immediately. Most people notice signs of discoloration or suspect residue as mold grows.

Visible mold should be cleaned up and the source of moisture corrected as soon as it is detected. Proper cleaning procedures must be followed to prevent cross contamination and to ensure that, not only visible mold is removed, but water damage spores are also removed from the air.

In the air, these tiny spores cannot be seen without a microscope, but they can be breathed in. The spores, if inhaled, can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms in some people, causing coughing, sniffling, and other cold-like symptoms.

People react to fungal spores very differently. While some may develop serious health issues, others have no adverse reactions.

Consulting with your physician is highly recommended.


Signs of water intrusion?  

Visible microbial growth?

High humidity?

Completed remediation?

We can test what you cannot see and give you a peace of mind.  

Fungal spores are invisible in the air.

Want to ensure a healthy environment for your employees?

We can test your business' air quality.

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On-time, thorough, informed and detailed. Everything we needed in a mold inspection company. We’d hire them again in a second.

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testing options

Air Testing with Precision Mold Testing

Air

Scope:

  • Collect a specific amount of air in a chosen indoor living area and
    compare the types and amounts of fungal spores detected to the air collected outside of the home.

Advantages:

  • Less expensive than viable sampling.

Limitations

  • Non-viable: Identification of fungal organism groups only. No species identification.
  • Results represent fungal spores detected in the tested area during the collection period only.
  • Sample area is limited to approximately 100 SF of open space.
  • Fungal spores may exist on surfaces without being released into the air.

Recommended:

  • To all occupants / owners upon completion of remediation process to ensure spores in the air are at or below the outdoor environment (clearance).
  • To mostly healthy occupants / owners, if living areas have visible signs of current or previous water damage or repairs.
  • To mostly healthy home buyers, if home purchase disclosures indicate previous water intrusion or repair work.
Swab testing for mold

Swab

Scope:

  • Collect a surface sample in each area with potential mold growth or visible residue.

Advantages

  • Less expensive than viable sampling.

Limitations

  • Non-viable: Identification of fungal organism groups only. No species identification.
  • Results represent area sampled only.
  • Elevated levels of fungal spores may still exist in the air even after treating visible mold on surfaces.

Recommended:

  • To all occupants / owners in living areas with visible signs of discoloration, residue or elevated moisture levels.
Dust testing by Precision Mold Testing

Dust

Scope:

  • Collect dust accumulated in the living areas and examine it for mold particles attached.

Advantages

  • Viable: Identification of fungal species.
  • Dust accumulates over time, thus results represent history of the home for up to 10 years.
  • Results represent area where dust was collected. This may be done in an individual area or home as a whole (several samples required).

Limitations

  • More expensive than non-viable sampling.

Recommended:

  • To all occupants / owners interested in obtaining history of water damage in the living areas.
  • To occupants / owners with health concerns, allergies, autoimmune disorders, if living areas have visible signs of current or previous water damage or repairs.
  • To home buyers with health concerns, allergies, autoimmune disorders, if home purchase disclosures indicate previous water intrusion or repair work.

Rated A+ on Better Business Bureau

Precision Mold Testing is proud to have a perfect rating on the Better Business Bureau. We have the expertise and experience to serve you best.

Contact
  • Precision Mold Testing
  • 3356 Second Avenue , Suite B
  • San Diego, CA 92103
  • U.S.A.
  • Ken Okin, Owner
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Service Areas
San Diego, CA
North San Diego County, CA
East San Diego County, CA
South San Diego County, CA
South Orange County, CA
South Riverside County, CA