Quest Mold and Asbestos Inspections and Testing

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WORRIED ABOUT MOLD OR ASBESTOS?

CALL US - WE ARE HERE TO HELP.

OUR SERVICES

“We specialize in providing thorough and reliable solutions for both commercial and residential spaces, ensuring safety and compliance. Our expertise extends to a variety of essential services, including and not limited to:
Advanced Air Quality Testing: We conduct indepth assessments for mold, identifying and
quantifying its presence to ensure a healthy environment.
Asbestos Surveying: Our skilled team meticulously surveys your property for asbestos,
safeguarding against potential hazards.
Mold Toxicity Level Assessment: Utilizing accredited lab tests, we accurately determine mold
toxicity levels, vital for health and safety.
Strategic Mold Remediation Planning: Beyond identifying issues, we craft tailored remediation
plans, addressing mold concerns with precision and effectiveness.
Insurance Claim Guidance: Our team provides expert guidance through the insurance process, ensuring you navigate claims related to mold and asbestos with ease. Our commitment is to deliver not just testing, but comprehensive solutions, including strategic planning and insurance claim assistance, for a safer, healthier environment.” Learn More…

Mold inspection

MOLD INSPECTION SERVICE

We are professional mold inspection service providers ready to help you with your property inspection and assessment needs. We offer fast turnaround on quotes and scheduling appointments. Learn More

Mold Inspection

MOLD TESTING

Mold testing is an essential part of understanding the health of your home. The presence of mold in your home can be a health risk, especially for people with allergies. Learn More…

Asbestos inspection services

ASBESTOS INSPECTION

Asbestos can be difficult to identify in your home or office. It is easily overlooked during renovations when there are many other things on your mind. Our team of certified   Learn More…

asbestos testing service

ASBESTOS TESTING

Whether you’re conducting a renovation or installing new flooring or siding, it’s important to take precautions when working with building materials imported into the United States. Many of these materials contain asbestos, and exposure to this substance can lead to serious illnesses. Learn More…

Surface Sampling

SURFACE SAMPLING FOR MOLD

Determining if building materials are moldy requires sampling to be performed by an independent expert. Surface sampling is used to determine the level of mold growth on surfaces that are not easily accessible. Learn More…

mold air quality testing

AIR QUALITY TESTING

Determining if building materials are moldy requires sampling to be performed Air Quality Testing is a great way for homeowners to check their home’s air quality, especially when they are considering improvements.  Learn More…

Moisture and Leak Detection

MOISTURE AND LEAK DETECTION

Moisture and leak detection techniques ensure that your home is safe and secure. We use professional tools, such as moisture meters and moisture probes to pinpoint areas where moisture may be an issue. Learn More…

Visual Mold Inspection

VISUAL MOLD INSPECTION

Our visual mold inspection procedure is done by trained inspectors who have experience in evaluating building components for evidence of mildew, fungus, or algae growth. A visual mold inspection is not only a necessary tool for your property, but it also makes for a great conversation piece.  Learn More…

24/7 Emergency Service

Experience 24/7 peace of mind with our swift and reliable Emergency service

Opening hours

Visit us at our medical for a consulting at office hours

Sun-Thur 24/7

Friday 6am-5pm

Saturday closed

Inspector Timetable

Our inspector are available everyday a week, view our timetable to make an appointment

What Make Us the Best Among Others?

We do mold testing with high tech equipment as well as asbestos testing and provide quick turn around times. We do not do mold remediation and asbestos abatement, we only provide mold and asbestos testing.

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What is mold?

Mold is a living organism under the classification of a fungus. It grows in the form of thread-like filaments called hyphae and collectively called mycelium which is the reason molds become visible to the human eye. It is important to note that molds are naturally occurring, and they a play vital role primarily in breaking down dead organic material. Interestingly, though molds are living organisms, they don’t have the ability to move. 

How does mold grow in our homes?

Molds reproduce by releasing minute spores that can be distributed through the air, water, or animals, a similar mechanism on how plants multiply through their seeds. When mold spores drop on places with excessive moisture, such as wet roofs, walls, or pipes, or flooring that has been flooded, they will grow. Thus, mold growth is basically a healthy and growing mold that landed on an area or material that is conducive for living and spreading.

What causes mold in the home?

Like any other living organism, molds need water, food, oxygen, and the right temperature to grow and survive. Molds best grow when an area or material is damp or wet. That is why you usually see molds on the sink, leaking roof, wall, or anything at home that has been exposed or a source of moisture. Molds also grow best when the air is humid, and the temperature is around 25 to 30 degrees Celsius (Just like we prefer to). Molds also best grow with organic materials that serve their food and nutrients, just like wood, paper, and dust and dirt.

What type of mold is usually present at home?

There are at least 100,000 mold genera in the world, and among those numerous species, the most common molds at home are Aspergillus, Cladosporium, and the black mold. Aspergillus is the type of mold at home that is ubiquitous– meaning they are visibly present everywhere. 

They are usually powdery colony that ranges from yellowish-green to bluish-green spore. They can generally be found on dead leaves or any decaying organic material, and which spores can be carried inside the home through one’s shoes or clothes and which they can likely land and grow on a wet carpet. Next is Cladosporium.  

It is a common mold at home that appears in clusters of olive-green spots, brown or black. Just like any other common molds, they can be found everywhere indoor as long as it has enough moisture usually on an air conditioning system. However, unlike aspergillus, it is unlikely to detect this type of mold with our naked eyes since it can be misattributed to other common molds considering there are at least 100 species of its kind. Finally on our list is Black Mold or scientifically named as Stachybotrys.

By the name people call it for, it is a mold ordinarily dark brown or black color with grayish-white root-like strands on its outer surface. Usually, they can be found on wet organic materials with high cellulose content such as ceiling tile, wallpaper, insulation, and even paper files and condition with relative humidity, usually similar to what humans consider as warm. These are three common molds at home. But, since molds can be found anywhere, other mold species can probably enter and grow indoor.

Is mold dangerous to our health?

Yes, molds are a threat to our health but are not directly lethal. This means that when you breathe or touch mold spores, it doesn’t immediately affect you. However, this still should be given attention since most common molds at home are not yet visible, so likely they have been inhaled, and they are either/or allergenic, pathogenic, and toxigenic. Cladosporium is an allergenic mold that causes allergies to people. Thankfully, most species of this mold are not dangerous to humans. They trigger allergic reactions such as sneezing, asthma, skin rashes, etc.

On the other hand, Aspergillus is a pathogenic mold that triggers illnesses in people who have existing health problems. The most common infection caused by this mold is called aspergillosis, which affects the respiratory system. It may develop into invasive aspergillosis, which can cause severe lung problems and may spread to blood vessels and even affect other people organs. Finally, Stachybotrys or the Black Mold is a toxigenic mold that is believed to be dangerous among the categories since they create their own toxins. Although no scientific evidence has yet proven that it is more hazardous than other mold exposure, surely the toxins it releases can lead to health problems that are sometimes lethal. One of the species of Stachybotrys is a toxic black mold that current studies suggest is a factor in a health problem called mycotoxicosis or mold poisoning. Symptoms range vastly from headaches and pains to nose bleeding and even memory loss.

Can I remove mold by myself?

While others say that you can remove mold, especially if the infestation is still manageable, like using water and bleach or even paint, the truth is you cannot wholly remove molds by yourself, especially if it is already visible. The visibility of a mold means it has been already in your home for weeks, and it is currently growing. Also, there is a greater chance that its spores are floating in the air and could start developing if lucky to land a favorable area, material, or condition.  However, you can prevent their reproduction by having proper ventilation and ensuring that organic materials that got wet or moisture are immediately dried. Again, molds are everywhere, so there is no mold free house, but only mold resistant. So, if they have already accumulated and spread into colonies, you need to seek professional help.

Do I need mold testing?

Since you cannot remove all the mold by yourself, and it is hard to use a generic product to attempt to remove them without knowing yet what kind of molds they are, yes, you need mold testing.

 

If you need more reasons why you need one, click and read the blog’s post about the –

Five Reasons Why You Need Mold Testing.

 

ABOUT

QUEST INSPECTION
AND TESTING

Quest Mold and Asbestos is a family-owned and operated inspection company. We safely and efficiently inspect and test for asbestos and mold in many property types including residential homes, commercial buildings, schools and places of worship within all 5 boroughs and Long Island.

With a quick response team and competent personnel, Quest Mold and Asbestos has quickly built a strong reputation throughout New York as a reliable, professional and friendly company. Quest Mold and Asbestos specializes in a variety of services in Asbestos and Molds inspections, testing, air monitoring, environmental monitoring, consulting and risk assessments.

We have the highest standards in the business and thus perform no remediation, no abatement or construction. You can be assured that there will be absolutely no conflict of interest when you put your trust in Quest Mold and Asbestos.

Whether you are a homeowner who needs reassurance, a contractor with a deadline, realtor in need of a home inspection, or an insurance adjustor looking for an unbiased evaluation, we will consistently exceed your expectations every day, on every project.

Quest Testing

We know Mold and Asbestos!

Our highly trained experts will make sure to give you the  best experience while giving you the  highest quality of work.

WHY

CHOOSE US

WE KNOW MOLD - We know where it hides, how it grows, and how to test for mold you can't see.

FAST RESPONSE TIME - Mold and Asbestos Testing results available within 5 business days. Need it faster? Get results within 24-48 hours with rush service.

YOU CAN TRUST US - We use a certified independent laboratory for testing the samples we collect. No bias, no vested interest.

PROFESSIONAL CARE - Our customers are our first priority. We are always professional and helpful, and we get the job done.

RELIABILITY - Our technicians are experienced with collecting both air samples and surface samples for mold testing and bulk samples for asbestos testing. We know where to test and how to collect the samples for testing results you can rely on.

We Know Asbestos- We know how to collect asbestos bulk samples.

Fast Response Time - Asbestos Testing results available within 5 business days. Need it faster? Get results within 24-48 hours with rush service.

Reliability - Tape lift sampling and bulk sampling for asbestos.

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REAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS

The technician who came to my house was a true professional. He patiently listened to me and my husband and answered all of our questions. He explained what samples he needed and why. We got the results in just a few days. We got what we needed with no fuss. Great service!

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The technician who came to my house was a true professional. He patiently listened to me and my husband and answered all of our questions. He explained what samples he needed and why. We got the results in just a few days. We got what we needed with no fuss. Great service!

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Best Service

At Quest Mold and Asbestos we make sure that you are getting the best service possible!

Easy to Schedule Appointment

Call us or fill out the contact form and we will schedule your service right away

Great Pricing

We offer cost-effective pricing along with our elite experts in the Mold and Asbestos industry.

WHAT OUR

CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

Excellent
Based on 40 reviews
Lisa Adragna Real Estate
Lisa Adragna Real Estate
2023-12-08
Meir was there right away to do my mold testing and he was honest and very helpful. That’s always refreshing nowadays. Got my results within two days and he went over them with me on the phone. Thankful we met and he put my mind at ease. Would definitely recommend this company!
Tania Orenstein
Tania Orenstein
2023-11-27
So quick and efficient! Meir came the same day and exceeded our expectations for asbestos and lead testing! So knowledgeable and professional!
Jason Lite
Jason Lite
2023-11-21
I called and they came same day to do asbestos testing. They then hand delivered the samples to the lab and I got results faster than estimated. They were professional, fast, and knowledgeable about everything asbestos
David Rivera
David Rivera
2023-11-20
Meir came to our house and was very thorough. He took his time and really seemed to want to help us. Inspecting for mold and taking care of your house can seem overwhelming so we appreciated his helpfulness and time.
G Newell
G Newell
2023-11-13
We did mold testing. He checked the air quality we waiting for the result. In base waterFar rockaway
Jake Arjang
Jake Arjang
2023-11-03
I had a very good experience with Meyer. He did a full mold testing at my house and took several samples for lab testing. He was incredibly helpful in explaining my options and was extremely honest. I would strongly recommend.
Jon G
Jon G
2023-11-02
Quest testing came to do a mold inspection for a house in great neck and did a wonderful job. Quick results and fair pricing I highly recommend!
Mónica C
Mónica C
2023-10-24
Very kind, explain everything the way we can understand, very professional and empathize with our problems. Highly recommended

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ASBESTOS & MOLD INSPECTION SERVICE

Mold inspections involves a trained and Certified Professional inspecting for water or moisture intrusion and mold growth.
Asbestos inspections will be conducted by a certified trained professional to find Asbestos Containing Material (ACM).

QUEST MOLD AND ASBESTOS INSPECTION AND TESTING SERVICES

Are you looking for credible mold and asbestos inspection and testing services from certified professionals? Quest Mold and Asbestos, a family-owned business, offers reliable and affordable services within all five boroughs and Long Island.

AVOID HEALTH RISKS

BREATHING DIFFICULTIES, ALLERGIC REACTIONS, HEADACHES, PERSISTENT COUGH, COLD SYMPTOMS
SKIN IRRITATION, BURNING IN THE EYES, THROAT, NOSE, AND LUNGS, HYPERSENSITIVITY PNEUMONITIS
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL MOLD OR ASBESTOS CAUSES SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS
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Mold and Asbestos Inspections and Testing
Service Type
Mold and Asbestos Inspections and Testing
Provider Name
Quest Testing,
71 short way ,Roslyn Heights,Newyork-11577,
Telephone No.1 917-277-7580
Area
Newyork
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Quest Mold and Asbestos Inspections and Testing Corp