How to Choose a Mold Testing Company

In Tampa, FL, you will find many companies doing mold testing, but how can you know if you are making the right choice? Choosing the right company can save you money and time. Mold is not always easy to detect; there could be mold in the air, causing you or your family a series of respiratory symptoms that might look like the flu or allergy, but can then turn out on something more serious. 


Mold testing requires not only specialized equipment but also specialists with extensive training and experience. Mold can grow in all sorts of hard to see places, like under the floor, inside the walls, inside the ventilation and heating system, etc. Finding hidden mold is even more critical, to prevent it from spreading and more problems in the future. 


At Air Allergen & Mold Testing we are committed to improving the quality of life in Tampa, we provide as much detailed information to homeowners, institutions, etc. so that they can make informed decisions when removing mold from their buildings.  After more than 16 years of experience, this is a list of things we believe you should consider when choosing a mold testing company:


  1. Be in the look for testimonials from previous customers
  2. Check the type of buildings they have worked with
  3. Years of experience and certifications of their inspectors
  4. Type of mold testing they perform, and if they also test air quality
  5. Which lab do they work with? The inspectors might have the experience, but if the lab they use is not up to date, they might not be able to detect mold in some samples
  6. The type of reports they deliver, how detailed they are and if they also include an action plan or recommendations on how to take care of the mold
  7. Make sure the inspector you hire is not the one doing the remediation or repairs, to avoid conflict of interest


When talking about the certifications, ask the inspector of mold testing company, what do the initials on their website mean. There’s a series of industry-recognized protocols to follow and that is established by professional organizations like the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), and more. They might also have engineers who are the ones performing the inspections, and in those cases, most of them don’t have the need to get additional certifications. 


We’ve worked with thousands of homeowners, businesses, organizations, and public agencies, so if you have doubts or questions, we’d be more than happy to help you.