Exposure to mold can lead to very serious health issues and should not be taken lightly. Mold doesn’t have to be visibly growing in your building to be present. Outdoor mold spores can blow into your home or a previous mold issue may have left behind spores. The health issues caused by mold spores aren’t specific to just mold exposure and can go on for months or even years without proper diagnosis.
The humidity of the Hilton Head area offers a friendly breeding ground for mold. Infants, young children, the elderly or anyone with a weakened immune system is more susceptible to the illnesses caused by mold. The illness caused by mold range from the very serious: cancer, lupus, or chronic fatigue; to the less serious: allergies, stuffy nose, or persistent headache.
There are several ways to come in contact with mold spores:
1. Breathing in the spores. If there are mold spores in your home, there are mold spores in the air you breathe.
2. Food contamination. Airborne mold spores can contaminate food.
3. Direct contact. Coming in direct contact with mold is very dangerous.
The reaction to mold exposure normally starts out small. A stuffy nose or sneezing can quickly become a more serious problem. Digesting mold spores can cause vomiting, diarrhea and upset stomach. Skin contact with mold can result in severe rashes and infections. If you feel that you are exposed to mold and the symptoms it causes, call and schedule for your Lab Certified Detailed Analysis today and visit your family’s physician.
Indoor Allergens are the unseen cause of many allergy symptoms.
Lead Paint Pealing off of a door and wall, exposing toxins.
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Mold Air Quality Testing in the
Hilton Head Area
A lab certified detailed report and two samples are included in the Mold Air Quality Test. The results of the test are normally ready within two business days. Please Contact Us utilizing the contact box if you are interested in a bulk purchase quote.
Asbestos testing in the Lowcountry
Because of its fiber strength and heat resistance asbestos has been used in a variety of building construction materials in both residential, commercial and industrial facilities for insulation and as a fire retardant. Asbestos has also been used in a wide range of manufactured goods, mostly in building materials (roofing shingles, ceiling, wall board, plaster, floor tiles, paper products, and asbestos cement products), heat-resistant fabrics, packaging, gaskets, and coatings.
Where asbestos may be found:
- Attics, wall board, plasters and wall insulation
- Vinyl floor tiles and the backing on vinyl sheet flooring and adhesives
- Roofing and siding shingles
- Textured paint and patching compounds used on wall and ceilings
- Walls and floors around wood-burning stoves protected with asbestos paper, millboard, or cement sheets
- Hot water and steam pipes coated with asbestos material or covered with an asbestos blanket or tape
- Oil and coal furnaces and door gaskets with asbestos insulation
- Heat-resistant fabrics
Lead Testing in the Lowcountry
Lead can be found all over our environment – the air, the soil, the water, and even inside our homes. Much of our exposure comes from human activities including the use of fossil fuels such as past use of leaded gasoline, and past use of lead-based paint in residential, commercial and industrial facilities. Lead and lead compounds have been used in a wide variety of products found in and around our homes, including paint, wall board, plasters, ceramics, pipes and plumbing materials, solders, gasoline, batteries, ammunition, and cosmetics.
Lead may enter the environment from these past and current uses. Lead can also be emitted into the environment from industrial sources and contaminated sites, such as former lead smelters. While natural levels of lead in soil range between 50 and 400 parts per million, mining, smelting, and refining activities have resulted in substantial increases in lead levels in the environment, especially near mining and smelting sites.
When lead is released to the air from industrial sources or vehicles, it may travel long distances before settling to the ground, where it usually sticks to soil particles. Lead may move from soil into ground water depending on the type of lead compound and the characteristics of the soil.
Federal and state regulatory standards have helped to minimize or eliminate the amount of lead in air, drinking water, soil, consumer products, food, and occupational settings.
Other Available Environmental Testing in the Hilton Head Area
- Lab Analysis: Coliform and E-coli
- Lab Analysis: Bulk, Air, and Dust
- Lab Analysis: Bulk, Paint, and Dust
Water Testing – FHA/VA Approved
- Chemical, Bacteria and Lead