Past Client – Carpet

Hidden mold is never a pleasant discovery… we had the pleasure of performing a full mold assessment with removal protocol for this customer so they can get on the road to restoring their home to its original state! Enviro-Hazard Testing Inc is a woman owned, local company proudly servicing Mount Dora, The Villages, Clermont and…

Past Client – Nook

We were grateful for the opportunity to provide this Central Florida customer with a full mold assessment and remediation protocol! If you have mold in your home, a proper remediation protocol from a licensed Mold Assessor is crucial to prevent the mold from spreading through the home during the removal process and ensure no microbial…

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 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 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…

Fungi Friday: Stachybotrys aka Black Mold

Genus: Stachybotrys Species: chartarum (pictured) The dreaded BLACK MOLD… When most people think of mold in the home, they often worry about black mold aka Stachybotrys. Why is this fungi so dangerous??? Stachybotrys is capable of producing mycotoxins, which are toxic secondary substances produced by fungi. Specifically, it can produce the harmful mycotoxins macrocyclic trichothecenes,…

Testing Method: Swabs

Mold Testing Method: Swabs While Air-O-Cell machines are the most precise way to assess mold presence, we can’t forget about their handy-dandy side kick swabs! Swabbing surface samples is a necessary component of assessments to confirm which fungi is growing on what surface. This is particularly important because air analysis samples are often positive for…

Fungi Friday – Alternaria

Genus: AlternariaSpecies: alternata (pictured) Alternaria is a genus of fungi found predominantly in outdoor air as it is responsible for at least 20% of agriculture crop decomposition. However, if it makes its way inside the home and colonizes, it can become a major allergen and cause hay fever in healthy individuals. Alternaria is also a…

Bedroom Job Example

Another case of can you spot the mold??? These tiny, inconspicuous spots were contributing to a much larger issue for a recent customer of ours… They trusted their instinct and contacted us for mold testing after they kept noticing a reoccurring odor in their home. Thanks to this customer’s proactivity, lab results confirmed their suspicions…