Mold is extremely common and with the right conditions, warmth and moisture, it will start growing and spreading within 24-48 hours. The mycotoxins emitted by toxic mold and mildew can cause a wide variety of health symptoms, many of which are treatable, but some of which can be life threatening.

If you’ve had ongoing chronic health issues, a musty odor in your home or office, a recent flooding, or are in the process of buying a new home, you should strongly consider mold testing. You can certainly buy a kit and do the testing yourself, or for a few hundred dollars and peace of mind, you can have a professional company do a visual inspection and lab tests.

A proper mold test should tell you how many spores are in the air and the species of the spores. This accuracy also serves the purpose of identifying HIDDEN MOLD that a visual inspection cannot find, as well as helping your physician treat any of the health symptoms your or your family might be exhibiting.

Although the Badger likes to save money, a professional toxic mold test is much more accurate and in-depth than any DIY kits available today. Read our Mold Testing page for more information on professional testing, and visit the other pages in this section to learn how to detect mold, find a professional inspector, and choose a reputable testing and remediation company.

Badger Tip: Not all molds are the same. The mycotoxins emitted from toxic molds can cause different health symptoms depending on the type of mold. While some molds and mildews are fairly harmless, other molds can cause life threatening health symptoms. To learn more read the Most Common Types of Mold and Black Mold Symptoms pages.


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