If you are a homeowner in New Jersey, you can call A-1 Basement Solutions at 908-322-1313 for a Free Basement Health Inspection which includes a mold test. We were on the Today Show on 05/04/2012. Eight contractors went to the woman’s home to check what she thought might be mold. Five of the contractors said she had mold and wanted to charge up to $10,000 to clean it up. Three of them said she didn’t have mold. Only A-1 Basement Solutions did an actual test to determine that there wasn’t mold in the house.
The test is a simple but effective one. It’s done with what is called a mold stick – it’s a plastic tube that encases a cotton swab. At the top is a plastic vial in a bulb shape. The user bends the bulb to crack the seal, then a chemical wets the cotton swab, turning it green. The user rubs the swab on the suspected mold. If the swab stays green, it’s not mold. If it turns gray, it’s dormant mold. If it turns purple, it’s active mold.
If you are outside of New Jersey, you can get the Mold Sticks to test for yourself. Visit our Amazon store to buy the Mold Sticks to test your own home.