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Mold Testing in Columbia & Lexington, SC

Mold is not always visible, and therefore it can be extremely difficult to determine whether you have mold in your home or not. At Kingsley Water Damage Restoration, we offer mold testing and inspection services to homeowners in ColumbiaBallentine, Eastover, Gadsden, Hopkins, and other cities within our service area

When you call our office, we will send out a certified contractor to perform a mold inspection, as well as collect a sample of the mold for testing. Kingsley Water Damage Restoration is a leading mold remediation company that works to reduce any potential health risks to families and damages to their homes. To learn more about our services or to book an online appointment at your home, give us a call at 803-590-0370 or click here.

Mold Inspection & Identification

Mold Inspection & Identification

Everyone who lives in Columbia understands the climate most of the time – hot and humid. Since mold needs moisture to grow, it has unfortunately become prominent in the area, especially in buildings with moisture issues. Before our mold testing services in Columbia, SC, we always perform an initial inspection. Our licensed and insured contractors will begin the inspection by conducting a thorough analysis of the moisture in your home. When we determine the areas of high moisture, we will then investigate all possible areas where mold can be present. After identifying all areas of the mold, including any spores, Kingsley Water Damage Restoration will proceed with the mold testing to sample the mold and analyze it in a laboratory.

Mold Testing Process

Our Mold Testing Process

Kingsley Water Damage Restoration begins the mold testing process by performing a swab or tape lift, depending on the type of mold identified, to collect a sample. Our team will also collect a sample of the air by attaching a cassette to a specialized pump and pulling air through the cassette. We then secure the samples and transport them to our laboratory where for analysis. After we have determined the type of mold present in your home, we will send you a detailed report that includes any risks it may present to humans, pets, and property. By turning to us, your mold problem will be addressed & remediated ASAP.

Types of Mold We Commonly Find in South Carolina Homes & Offices

While the CDC does not require mold testing when performing remediation, it is important to understand the potential impact that mold can have on your health. All types of mold carry spores that can become airborne and are easily spread throughout your entire home or office via the vents in your HVAC system. Some types of mold, including toxic black mold, contain mycotoxins that can lead to severe illnesses in humans, including immune deficiency and acute poisoning. These are some of the most common types of mold we find in South Carolina homes when we perform a mold test or mold inspection:

  • Aspergillus: A common mold found in homes around the world, aspergillus thrives in moderate humidity and frequently grows in air conditioning systems, near bathroom and kitchen plumbing fixtures, and even on food. It can be allergenic and cause respiratory issues in humans.
  • Cladosporium: A black or green mold that can look like pepper, Cladosporium typically grows on painted surfaces, fiberglass, air ducts, and the back of toilets. It is not toxic to humans but it can cause allergy symptoms like red eyes, rashes, and a sore throat. It can also cause dry skin, hives, and postnasal drip.
  • Stachybotrys chartarum: The most dangerous type of mold found in South Carolina homes and offices, this toxic growth contains mycotoxins and is commonly known as black mold. Typically greenish-black in color, this mold typically grows on materials with high cellulose content like fiberboard, gypsum board, drywall, and paper. It often appears as a black stain in damp areas like a bathroom or kitchen and frequently grows in circular patterns. Black mold is considered the most toxic type of mold and can cause severe health issues, including nerve disorders, mood swings, and even death in humans with compromised immune systems.

Contact Us to Protect Your Property in Columbia, Camden, & Lexington

When it comes to the safety of your family, Kingsley does not hesitate, and neither should you. If you suspect there is any mold in your South Carolina home or office, or if you spot signs of visible mold, reach out to us immediately. Our certified professionals are ready to assist you and your family at your home or office in ColumbiaLexingtonGadsdenBallentine, EastoverHopkins, and other cities within our service area in South Carolina. We will ensure that the mold is properly identified to provide you with accurate and helpful information before we begin the remediation process. To learn more about mold testing services in Columbia, Lexington, Camden, Arcadia Lakes, and other cities that we service, give us a call at 803-590-0370 for more information. You can also click here to schedule services online at your property today.

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Pontiac, SC

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I want to thank Kingsley Water Damage Restoration- as well as Dante, Angel, and Angela for their quick response time, thorough explanation, and quality work . Highly recommend 10/10!

Columbia, SC

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I had seen a Kingsley van driving through my neighborhood, the awesome one with flames on the side of it. I had flagged the driver down, this is how I met Dante, asked him about a spot of concern in my bathroom that had appeared to be mold. He offere...

Hopkins, SC

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I had an issue with water infiltrating through the roof into an upstairs room. Dante came out to test for mold. He was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I appreciate his effort, input and thoroughness. The folks I dealt with in the office wer...