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Accurate Assessment for Effective Mold Remediation

Mold growth can pose serious health risks and damage the structure of your property. At Restoration Army, we offer professional mold testing services in Orlando and Daytona Beach, Florida. Our expert team utilizes advanced techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to accurately assess mold presence and identify the type and extent of mold infestation. With our comprehensive mold testing services, we provide you with the information needed to develop an effective mold remediation plan, ensuring a safe and healthy living or working environment.

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In the state of Florida, mold testing is governed by specific laws and regulations to ensure accurate assessment and proper handling of mold-related issues. According to Florida law, it is not enough to visually identify mold; a licensed mold assessor must take samples, and a certified laboratory must perform the analysis to determine the presence and type of mold. This requirement aims to maintain high standards of professionalism, accuracy, and accountability in mold testing procedures. Restoration Army has IICRC and NORMI certifications.

Accurate Assessment with Advanced Mold Testing Techniques

Mold growth is not always visible to the naked eye, and its presence can go unnoticed until it becomes a significant problem. Mold testing is a crucial step in the mold remediation process, providing valuable insights into the extent of mold infestation, identifying specific mold types, and determining the best course of action for effective remediation. By conducting professional mold testing, Restoration Army helps you make informed decisions and take appropriate measures to address mold issues promptly and thoroughly.

Air Sampling

Air sampling is a common method used to test the air quality in your property. Our technicians collect air samples from different areas and send them to a certified laboratory for analysis. The results provide valuable information about the presence and concentration of mold spores in the indoor environment.

Moisture Mapping

Mold thrives in areas with excess moisture. Restoration Army utilizes moisture mapping techniques to identify areas of high humidity or water intrusion, which are more susceptible to mold growth. By pinpointing these moisture sources, we can focus our mold testing efforts and develop targeted remediation strategies.

Surface Sampling

Surface sampling involves collecting samples from visible mold growth or areas suspected of mold infestation. Our technicians use swabs or tape lifts to collect samples, which are then sent to a laboratory for analysis. Surface sampling helps identify the types of mold present and determine the severity of the infestation.

Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging cameras can detect temperature variations on surfaces, indicating potential moisture issues or hidden mold growth. Restoration Army's technicians use thermal imaging technology to identify areas with abnormal temperature patterns, which may require further investigation and mold testing.

4 Step Mold Testing Process

Most Common Types of Mold Found & Health Risk

Stachybotrys chartarum (Black Mold)

Black mold is one of the most well-known types of mold found in homes. It typically appears as black or dark greenish-black in color. Black mold produces mycotoxins, which are toxic substances that can cause various health issues. Prolonged exposure to black mold spores may lead to respiratory problems, allergies, asthma attacks, and even severe neurological symptoms.


Cladosporium is a mold genus that can grow on various surfaces, including fabrics, carpets, and wooden materials. It is often black or greenish in color. While Cladosporium is generally considered an allergenic mold, it can trigger respiratory symptoms, including asthma and allergic reactions, particularly in individuals with existing respiratory conditions.


Aspergillus is a common mold genus found both indoors and outdoors. While most types of Aspergillus are harmless, some species, such as Aspergillus fumigatus, can cause respiratory infections, especially in individuals with weakened immune systems. Exposure to Aspergillus spores may lead to allergic reactions, asthma exacerbation, and in rare cases, invasive aspergillosis in immunocompromised individuals.


Chaetomium is a mold genus that often develops in water-damaged areas, such as basements, attics, and crawl spaces. It appears as a cotton-like texture with colors ranging from white to grayish-brown. Exposure to Chaetomium may lead to respiratory symptoms, allergic reactions, and skin infections.


Penicillium is another widespread mold genus found in homes. It typically appears as blue or greenish in color and often grows on water-damaged materials.


Although some Penicillium species are used in the production of antibiotics, prolonged exposure to certain strains may cause respiratory allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues.


Aureobasidium is a mold genus that commonly grows on damp window frames, caulking, and wooden surfaces. It appears as pink, black, or brown patches. While exposure to Aureobasidium can cause respiratory symptoms and allergies, it is also known to trigger skin infections and dermatitis in susceptible individuals.

Signs of a Mold Infestation

Visible Mold Growth

One of the most obvious signs of a mold infestation is the presence of visible mold growth. Mold can appear in various colors, including black, green, brown, white, or even orange. It may appear as patches, spots, or a fuzzy texture on walls, ceilings, floors, or other surfaces.

Respiratory Issues

Prolonged exposure to mold can lead to respiratory problems, particularly in individuals with asthma or respiratory conditions. If you or your family members experience unexplained or worsening respiratory symptoms, such as wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, or throat irritation, it could indicate mold presence.

Musty Odor

Mold has a distinct musty odor. If you notice a persistent, unpleasant, and earthy smell in certain areas of your home, it could indicate the presence of hidden mold. The smell may be more noticeable in areas with poor ventilation or where moisture is present.

Humidity and Condensation

Excess humidity and condensation can create an environment conducive to mold growth. If you consistently observe condensation on windows, mirrors, or other surfaces, or if you notice a persistent high humidity level in your home, it increases the likelihood of mold growth.

Water Damage

If you have experienced leaks, floods, or water damage from burst pipes, roof leaks, or plumbing issues, there is an increased risk of mold infestation. Look for signs of water stains, discoloration, or warping on walls, ceilings, or floors.

Discolored Paint

Mold can cause wallpaper or paint to peel, bubble, or discolor. If you notice these signs, especially in areas prone to moisture or water exposure, it could indicate mold growth beneath the surface.

Allergic Reactions

Some individuals may experience allergic reactions when exposed to mold spores. These reactions can include sneezing, coughing, itchy or watery eyes, nasal congestion, throat irritation, or skin rashes. If these symptoms worsen when you're at home and improve when you're away, it may suggest mold-related allergies.

Deterioration of Building Materials

Mold feeds on organic materials such as wood, drywall, or carpeting. If you observe deteriorating or rotting materials, such as warped wood, crumbling drywall, or disintegrating carpet, it may suggest a long-standing mold problem.

It's important to note that individual sensitivities to mold can vary, and some people may be more susceptible to mold-related health effects than others. Additionally, the severity of health issues can depend on the concentration of mold spores, duration of exposure, and an individual's overall health status.

If you suspect the presence of mold in your home, it is advisable to consult with a professional mold remediation company, such as Restoration Army. They can conduct proper mold testing, identify the specific types of mold present, and provide appropriate remediation solutions to ensure a safe and healthy living environment.

Expertise and Experience in Mold Testing

Restoration Army has extensive experience in mold testing, remediation, and restoration. Our certified technicians are trained in mold identification, testing techniques, and industry best practices. We stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in mold testing technology to provide you with accurate assessments and effective solutions.

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