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Top-Rated Mold Testing Service in Denver

Pure Restore offers mold testing services throughout metro Denver and the surrounding communities. We are available 24/7 to help with all of your mold testing needs.

You’re one step closer to knowing more about mold presence in your home or business. Our IICRC certified team can help you identify the source of mold and decide which actions are needed.

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How long does mold testing take?

Mold testing usually takes 2-3 hours maximum for a standard one-family house. Larger structures will have longer testing times relative to their size.

Think you might have a mold problem? Let our certified mold technicians test your Denver area home or commercial property for the presence of mold. Call Pure Restore at 303-955-7072 to schedule service with our mold testing experts!

The Mold Testing Process

In addition to doing a visual assessment (when possible), Pure Restore uses cutting-edge technology such as the InstaScope to develop a full, live-action report on what air quality is across individual rooms in a home or structure. We can also use traditional methods where samples are sent into a lab for detailed testing results.

If we confirm the presence of mold growth, we can act immediately to begin the mold remediation process.

Keep in mind that mold is ubiquitous. Its impossible to get a result of “zero” mold in any environment because of how it is naturally occurring. The goal of mold testing is to ensure that mold is at safe levels.

Understanding your mold testing report

Our detailed InstaScope report or surface sampling report will provide helpful information on the presence of mold levels. Pure Restore trained project managers will leave a copy of our reports and they will provide timelines on the next steps of the process. Your project manager or technician will go through the details of these reports, so you can also understand the full extent of what we are finding with our testing.

What happens if we find mold

If a source of mold is found, we will outline the next steps of the process to perform proper mold remediation. Your project manager will be a useful resource for understanding the cause of your mold growth and how it will be remediated.

Why hire professionals for mold testing?

Mold testing kits found at retail stores are not nearly as effective as the InstaScope or traditional mold samples which get tested in a laboratory. Many testing kits show false positives. While finding mold is never a good thing, it’s important to let experts approach the job to avoid creating further contamination throughout your home or business. Whenever you disturb mold, it releases spores as a survival mechanism. These spores can then travel on humans, clothing, and even through heating/air systems. Once mold finds another source of moisture, they can begin to grow there as well.

Hiring experts at the inspection or testing phase is critical to obtaining accurate information which will lead to the proper remediation of the environment. Allowing professionals to approach this with the right tools and process will greatly reduce your expenses in the long run, and you will know that the remediation is done properly.

Why choose Pure Restore for your mold testing needs?

Call Pure Restore today for an immediate response. Our team is ready 24/7 for emergency services. Feel free to reach out anytime with questions about mold inspections, testing, or remediation.

We are passionate about ensuring a safe and healthy environment for people. We are a local, Northglenn-based damage restoration company that is focused on giving our community the resources it needs for finding or remediating mold.

Contact our mold testing team today! We are available 24/7 to address your residential or commercial mold testing needs. Call Pure Restore at 303-955-7072 to schedule your service!

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MOLD TESTING FAQ

Answers to common questions about mold testing

How much does it cost to remove black mold from a house?

The cost of removing black mold from a house can vary depending on the size of the house, the severity of the mold infestation, and the methods used to remove the mold. In general, though, homeowners can expect to pay anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars for black mold removal services. Black mold is dangerous to your health and shouldn’t be removed by people who aren’t trained. Before you try to get rid of black mold in your home, it’s always best to talk to a professional.

Should mold be professionally removed?

Yes, it should be professionally removed if it is large scale or hard to reach. If left untreated, mold can cause respiratory problems, skin irritation, and other health issues. Removing mold professionally is important because it can be difficult to remove it entirely on your own.

Does homeowner's insurance cover mold?

Most homeowner insurance policies cover mold damage caused by a covered peril, like a broken pipe or a lot of water. Most policies don’t cover mold damage caused by a slow moisture buildup, like leaking windows or a humidifier that doesn’t have a vent.

How accurate is a mold inspection?

A mold inspection can be hard to find, but a qualified professional can do a very accurate mold inspection. The inspector will look for any signs of mold growth and will take samples for further analysis. If mold is found, the next step is to figure out how bad the problem is and what the best solution is. Some molds are harmless, but others can cause health problems.

What are acceptable levels of mold in a home?

It depends on who you ask. Some groups say there should be no more than 500 mold spores per room. The Environmental Protection Agency has not yet set a specific limit for mold in homes, but they say visible mold should not be present. Some people are more sensitive to mold than others, and they may start to feel sick at lower levels than what is considered “acceptable.”

How long does it take to remove mold professionally?

It usually takes a professional three days to remove mold. The first day is dedicated to assessing the extent of the mold; the second day is for removing the mold, and the third day is for cleaning up any residuals. Severe infestations can take weeks, however.

What can I expect from mold remediation?

Mold remediation can vary in intensity depending on the mold growth discovered in your home. Frequently, a company will be brought in to perform the necessary clean-up and removal of the mold. This can include steaming and scrubbing all surfaces where mold is found, removing and discarding any belongings that have been affected by mold, and installing ventilation systems to prevent future growth. It’s important to note that not all molds are harmful, but it’s best to consult with a professional if you’re unsure.

Do you need professionals to remove mold?

It depends on the size of the mold and the level of contamination. Generally speaking, if you have a small amount of mold (less than 10 square feet) and it’s not growing near any food or water sources, you can probably handle it yourself. If you have a larger area of mold, or if the mold is located near food or water sources, then it’s best to call in a professional. Mold can cause health problems for some people, so it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

What are the acceptable levels of mold?

There is no universal answer to this question because acceptable mold levels vary from person to person. Some people have allergies or health conditions that make them more susceptible to the effects of mold. Most people agree that mold levels that are too high for comfort should be avoided. If you can see or smell mold in your environment, it’s probably a good idea to reduce or eliminate it. Testing above 1500 spores per room is also considered too high.

Does mold have to be professionally removed?

It depends on the severity of the mold. If it is a small amount and grows on anything that can be easily cleaned, such as fabric, wood, or paper, then you can probably clean it yourself. If the mold is growing on a surface that cannot be easily cleaned or if there is a large mold, you will need to hire a professional to remove it.

What are the symptoms of mold exposure?

Mild exposure to mold may cause symptoms such as a stuffy nose, itchy eyes, coughing, or wheezing. Severe exposure to mold can cause extreme respiratory problems and even death. If you think you may be experiencing symptoms of mold exposure, it is important to see a doctor immediately.

How long does mold remediation take?

Mold remediation can often take a few hours to a few days, depending on the mold growth and the remediation process used. Generally speaking, the more extensive the mold growth, the longer it will take to clean up.

Can you live in a house after mold remediation?

Yes. It is important to have a professional inspect the home after mold remediation is complete to ensure that all of the mold has been removed and that there are no signs of further growth. After mold remediation, the area should be safe for you to live in. However, if there was extensive damage to the home’s structure, or if the mold was caused by water damage, it may not be safe to live in until repairs are made.

Is it worth getting a mold inspection?

Yes, it is worth getting a mold inspection if you think you might have mold in your home. Mold can cause serious health problems, so it is important to ensure that your home is safe and free of mold. A mold inspection will give you peace of mind and help you avoid potential health problems down the road, saving you thousands of dollars in future repairs to your home as well.

What is involved in mold remediation?

Mold remediation typically involves the removal of mold-infested materials such as drywall, insulation, and wood, followed by the cleaning and sanitizing of the affected area. In some cases, it may be necessary to conduct spore testing and containment.

What are the signs of mold in your house?

Mold can be present in any climate and thrives in warm, moist environments. It often appears as a greenish-black film on walls, ceilings, or floors. Mold can also be found in places that smell musty and make people sneeze, cough, and get itchy eyes.

Can you test the air for mold?

Yes, you can test the air for mold with a variety of different methods. The most common method is to use an air sampling pump to take a sample of air from the area in question and then send it to a lab for analysis. Another popular method is a mold test kit, which you can purchase online or at home improvement stores. With these kits, you usually swab an area where you think mold is growing and send the swab to a lab for testing.

How can you tell if you have mold behind drywall?

There are a few telltale signs that there may be mold behind your drywall. One is a musty smell in your home. If you suspect you have mold but can’t see it, you can use a black light to look for evidence of the fungus. Mold will show up as a bright green or blue color. You can dab any visible mold with a bleach solution to see if it quickly fades away. Finally, if you tap on the wall and hear a hollow sound, that’s another indication that mold may be behind your drywall. Typically, restoration companies will “chase mold” when they find it, meaning they will continue to remove heavily affected material as it is discovered.

What do you throw away after mold remediation?

After mold remediation, you will need to discard all contaminated materials. This includes porous materials like drywall, insulation, and carpeting; however non-porous materials like metal and glass can be cleaned and reused. All moldy furniture and personal belongings should also be removed from the property.

Does mold come back after remediation?

Mold can come back after remediation, depending on how bad the mold damage was in the first place and how well the remediation worked. If only a small area is affected, it is less likely that the mold will return. However, if a large area was affected and/or the remediation process failed to address moisture, there is a greater chance that mold will come back.

THE RESTORATION PROCESS

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Step 1: Inspection

We'll evaluate your property in person to assess all damage.

Our certified technicians use state of the art equipment and tools to find all affected areas in your property. Educating and guiding our customers through the process is our passion.

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Step 2: Start Work

Sign a work authorization form so work can start right away.

After developing a scope our team gets to work. We are NOT a demolition company. Our goal is to get you back to pre-loss condition in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of demo possible. We use specialized equipment and techniques to accomplish this.

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Step 3: Certificate of Satisfaction

We are not done until you sign off on the job.

After completing the work, we walk the entire project with the property owner to ensure the quality of work and scope was completed to satisfaction. We stand by our work and our customers throughout the entire project. We are available to answer any question 24/7/365.

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