Fungi Friday: Chaetomium

~~FUNGI FRIDAY~~ Genus: Chaetomium Chaetomium is a genus of mold commonly found in plant debris, soil, and wood. If it makes its way inside, it can also be found on cellulose items, drywall, paper and both softwood and hardwood. Compared to others, Chaetomium is a fast growing mold that is also unique because it it…

Purpose of Outdoor Air Samples

When performing a mold assessment or indoor air quality test, we always set up a BioPump outdoors and take a sample of outdoor air. This may seem odd when the area of concern is indoors, but this actually a crucial step for a proper assessment. Most mold types are naturally found in the outdoor air…

Past Client – Baseboard

Baseboards are often a culprit for harboring mold as they extend slightly below the drywall, which allows water to absorb into the baseboard first. Due to their thickness, mold be can be growing behind them without any visible signs from the front, which was the case for this customer. Enviro-Hazard Testing Inc is a woman…

Past Clients

Check out this ADORABLE beach bungalow… The owners completely renovated the interior and had a mold assessment performed to ensure there were no hidden surprises that would potentially ruin all of their hard work! As you can imagine, the elevated humidity on the coast and waterfront properties causes these homes to be more conducive environments…

Past Client – HVAC Leak

Take a look below at a recent spot a customer of ours uncovered during a home reno project! They contacted us for a full mold assessment and protocol . As savy DIY-ers, they were able to remediate the problem themselves after using the protocol we provided and save some cash. Call now at 813-924-4721 to…

Past Client – Bathroom

Another pesky bathroom culprit!! This section of wall was hidden by a closet door and easy to miss… Mold growth can be an indication of a plumbing issue, which was the case for this client who had a ‘pinhole’ leak in older pipes within the home. We were able to perform an IR scan to…

Past Client – Roof Leak

Pipe leaks aren’t the only source of moisture that causes mold growth.. this customer’s damage was the result of a roof leak. Read what this customer had to say about the process: “I had several discolored areas on the ceilings that were found when the roof was replaced for an insurance claim. I wasn’t sure…

Fungi Friday – Cladosporium

Genus: Cladosporium Species: herbarum (pictured) Cladosporium is another common fungi included on Mold Testing Reports because it is the most frequently occuring fungal species in air. While it does have the capability to produce toxins, they are usually only an issue when found in very high concentrations on wheat fed to animals. Cladosporium is problematic…

Past Clients – Ceiling

Despite trying to hide behind this fun wallpaper pattern, mold was found in another bathroom by this client who called us for testing. If you participate in Spring cleaning, make sure to keep an eye out around your bathrooms, ceilings, kitchen cabinets and windows for discolored areas that could possibly be mold growth. Find something…