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What is a Mold Assessor and Why Should You Use One?

NORMI Certified

NORMI Certified

Mold spores affect people differently. People with severe allergies or a compromised immune system can develop serious health problems from mold exposure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that otherwise healthy people who are exposed to mold can develop a cough and upper respiratory tract problems. Mold exposure may lead to asthma in some children.

A NYC mold assessor

A Certified Mold Assessor (CMA) is a person who has completed extensive training in mold assessment. They are fully licensed and insured by the state in which they practice. There are no established standards for judging what is a safe level or tolerable amount of mold spores for a living area. There are many (possibly thousands) different types of mold and some or more toxic than others.

The best method of determining if your home has mold and what type of mold it has is with a thorough professional inspection by a CMA and a lab analysis of the sample. Home inspectors are typically not mold experts. Having a NYC mold assessor inspect a home prior to purchase can save you a lot of money later in medical bills and mold remediation costs.

You may have heard horror stories of expensive homes having to be completely destroyed due to mold. Those instances are extremely rare. Perhaps you have seen homes with the walls being torn out by workers wearing hazmat suits. That extreme is typically not necessary either to thoroughly eliminate a mold problem. The MoldExterm method used by Stern Mold is a much safer, effective, and economical option. Contact us today for more details.