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  • Call (303) 944-1760

Mold Testing Near You

Rocky Mountain Biohazard is the #1 recommended company for mold testing throughout Colorado making it easy to find mold testing near you.

Mold Testing In Colorado

If you’re concerned there may be mold growing in your home, our staff at Rocky Mountain Biohazard are here with fast and reliable mold testing. Don’t let mold grow in the structure unchecked – find out where it’s growing and what kind of mold it is so you can make informed decisions on what step to take next.

The Danger Of Mold

Molds are various forms of fungi that can be found on any surface where moisture can accumulate, including within walls and underneath flooring. Not only can it be damaging to the surface of where the mold is located, but it can be dangerous for one’s health, especially if there are prior respiratory issues present. In many instances, the presence of mold cannot be determined without an IAQ sampling and a comprehensive report of the air quality from an accredited and certified laboratory.

When mold is present and unnoticed, it can cause respiratory issues, such as asthma, hypersensitive pneumonitis, and bronchitis. Symptoms will begin as headaches, coughing, watery eyes, etc., but can worsen over time, leading to critical illnesses.

The Mold Testing Process

Mold inspections, otherwise known as indoor air quality testing, is an in-depth process to determine if there are mold spores within a specific area. Mold spores are tiny, lightweight spores the living mold gives off in the air to spread. If the spore lands on a surface with moisture, it may grow into a new mold colony. The more spores present the air, the more mold there is in the environment. We can also identify different spores and which molds they come from.

We are able to conduct both residential and commercial mold testing. Our company uses a specialized pump and Air-O-Cell cassettes to trap possible mold spores floating in the air. The pump collects the air sample for around 10 minutes, though the time needed depends on the area. We like to collect air samples in as many areas as necessary to ensure we know the location of the mold. This usually takes one or two inside room samples and one outdoor sample to be able to identify the problem areas and to know how far the mold has progressed.

Typically, mold spore counts are found in higher concentrations outside than inside because that is typically the environment more conducive to mold growth. However, the mold spores can float through the air and find a new place to grow inside. For this reason, if a mold spore is found outside, it will most likely be found inside as well. A rule of thumb for spore counts is: the airborne spore count should be less than 1,500 counts per cubic meter of space (cts/m3), while Aspergillus/Penicillium and other hyaline spores are usually less than 700 cts/m3.

If a water loss took place behind a wall and possible mold is suspected, we can test inside walls using a wall adapter. We can also do surface testing by the use of a swab or BioTape if mold is seen. No matter where mold has gotten to in your home, we have the tools needed to test the area and identify a solution.

Creating Solutions Based on Your Results

Once completed, the Air-O-Cell cassettes are analyzed at an accredited laboratory. The scientist there analyze the air sample under a microscope and count how many spores are found on the sample. As the mold spore count increases, so does the health risk. They then send both Rocky Mountain Biohazard, Inc. and you, our client, a comprehensive report as to what spores were found in the air quality sample and at what concentrations. Some molds are deemed dangerous at lower concentrations than others so as a part of our testing process, we’ll help you understand the results and what steps need to be taken, if any, to remediate the situation.
Please see below for a list of different types of molds and where they are commonly found.

Mold Remediation

Our goal is to provide you with the services necessary to thoroughly clean and decontaminate the affected areas in your home, making it a safe residence. If the results of your mold inspection show dangerous levels of mold in the building, Rocky Mountain Biohazard is here for you with effective mold remediation throughout Colorado.

We are certified in WRT certified through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and strictly adhere to all rules and regulations.

Call Us Today For A Fast And Reliable Mold Test

The longer mold is left to grow, the more dangerous and severe the situation becomes. If you suspect mold is growing on your property, give us a call today to request a mold inspection. We’ll be able to tell you what molds are present, in what concentrations, and what, if anything, needs to be done to remediate the situation. Rocky Mountain Biohazard proudly works with both private owners and commercial properties.

All calls are confidential and you will speak directly with the owner 24/7 to determine how we can help. Whether you need questions answered or want to schedule a free estimate, we are here to solve your problem.

Mold Glossary

Type of Mold

  • Anternaria Sp. Commonly found in outdoor air, on many kinds of plans and food products. It may be resistant to fungicides. Occasionally considered a contaminant of water damaged building materials which contain cellulose.
  • Penicillium/Aspergillus One of the most common mold species to appear in indoor air samples. Majority of sub-species are allergenic; only a few are toxic. This group of species only grows with the humidity in the air as its water source.
  • BasidiosporesOccasionally a non-wood rotting mushroom that will fruit inside a building if enough moisture is present.
  • Cladosporium Another of the more common mole species that is also considered an allergenic. Certain housekeeping issues can be a contributing factor when elevated levels are noted, so room conditions are important to note when this is found.
  • Curvularia A common allergenic mold
  • Chaetomium A common water marker that usually indicates a wet paper and/or drywall that has occurred for an extended period of time
  • Episoccum sp. Commonly known as a contaminant. No toxic or invasive disease documented to date.
  • Memnoniella A sister mold to Stachybotrys, often found growing together. Grows on general fungal media, forming dark grey to black colonies. This mold is considered a toxic mold.
  • Myxomycetes Not considered a true fungus. They move like amoebae when conditions are favorable, but when conditions are not favorable, they form a resting body with dry, airborne spores.
  • Mycotoxin Any poisonous substance produced by a fungus.
  • Pithomyces sp. Commonly considered a contaminant. Can cause facial eczema in ruminants.
  • Rust Do not grow indoors unless their host plants are present. Need host for growth.
  • Smuts Do not usually grow indoors. They are parasitic plant pathogens that require a living host for completion of their life cycle.
  • Stachybotrys sp. The most common toxic mold species, but not all sub-species are toxic. This type of mold needs a direct water source to grow.
  • Ulocladium sp. Widely distributed in nature, especially in soil and decaying plants.

** Finding Stachybotrys and other water markers (Chaetomium and Fusarium) or high levels of Penicillum/Aspergillus can red flag an area.

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Maximilian Shiffman
Maximilian Shiffman
18:02 09 Dec 20
Randel scheduled an appointment for us within hours of us reaching out that morning. The work was complete that afternoon after a thorough evaluation... and an honest discussion. Justin and Chaz were very professional -- knowledgeable, personable, respectful and efficient. RMB cleaned away the stress and fear from the entire process and situation and left us feeling at ease. You're in good hands with RMB.read more
James DeLuca
James DeLuca
21:58 12 Jun 20
I am a property manager here in Boulder and highly recommend RMB. The techs, Adrian and Bryson, were on site within an hour of calling and were... extremely professional. They dealt with some pretty gnarly stuff and went above and beyond with their work. Thanks guys!read more
David Wilson
David Wilson
18:17 12 Apr 20
The business I work for contacted Rocky Mountain BioHazard to help us implement new safety and sanitation methods. They were awesome. They helped us... put together a sanitation kit and develop step by step instructions. It’s nice to know there are businesses out there that just want to do a good job. Thank You.read more
Barbara Lewis
Barbara Lewis
22:03 28 Jan 20
Rocky Mountain is highly recommended. They were very kind and gracious to me. The person who came out named Justin was very compassionate and they... did a good job during a very difficult time in my life. Randall the manager was an absolute sweetheart and if you are in need of these types of services I couldn't recommend them enough.read more
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susan ely
02:50 15 Jan 20
We had a great experience with Rocky Mountain Biohazard from the moment they first answered our phone call (late on a Sunday evening). Randal and his... crew were personable, friendly, professional, prompt, cost effective and great to work with. We absolutely recommend them to anyone that needs cleanup services.read more
Andrea Burns
Andrea Burns
20:22 13 Nov 19
THOROUGH. KNOWLEDGEABLE. GRACIOUS. Randall and Justin were just at my home in Erie. I am Very pleased with them personally and professionally. I... appreciated the Time that Randall took to Listen and to Inform/Educate us about our mold issue. He explained and performed the whole process necessary to remediate. He even did a couple things above and beyond. I can tell that he is invested in his career and the quality of work he provides. He was also able to refer to another contractor to complete the renovation, and suggested products we could use. We appreciated his experience and insight. I hope to not need them again, but would not hesitate to!read more
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