The health and safety of your family is at risk when there’s mold contamination present in your home. There are many areas in your home where mold can develop, both interior and exterior parts. Mold thrives in wood, drywall, HVAC units, pipes, and concrete. If you find mold in your home, don’t try to clean or touch it! There’s no sure way to identify whether or not the species is harmless or extremely dangerous without the high-tech equipment that the licensed professionals at Air IQ utilizes.

The Environmental Protection Agency states that mold can grow and thrive in nearly all kinds of conditions. As long as moisture, oxygen, and mold spores are present, mold will develop. Because of this, mold can form in areas that easily hold moisture like pipes, wood, drywall, concrete, and underneath carpets. Mold effects building materials by eating away at whatever it grows on and can do serious damage to those materials. Along with varying health conditions that follow a mold infection, mold can destroy the structural integrity of properties over time.



Category 1 is the most mild of the classifications, as it originates from a clean source and does not pose a threat if consumed or exposed.

Ex: Burst water pipes and overflowing sinks.


Category 2 water is significantly contaminated, and can cause sickness if consumed.

Ex.: Overflowing water from a toilet bowl.


Category 3 water damage is highly contaminated, and can cause serious illness or death if consumed.

Ex: Flooding from rivers or seas, and sewage.


At Air IQ, we care about your family and our team. We have the knowledge and expert tools to safely assess the mold contamination in your home. Our thorough comprehensive inspections and testing are performed to provide you with the best solution to your mold infestation. We follow all the necessary protocols for the safety of everyone and work to identify the mold problem in your home.

If you experience any unexplained health issues or see any mold in your home, call Air IQ right away so we can thoroughly inspect your property and inform you as to whether the mold present needs to be removed or cleaned and walk you through the process of removing it.

The best way you can keep your home mold free is by performing preventative maintenance and monitoring common areas where mold can grow. Basements and cellars are ground zero for mold growth because of how humid they get and how likely they are to experience flooding.

Areas under sinks, showers, and kitchen appliances are also prime areas for mold growth as well. There are places that are difficult to look at yourself such as pipes behind walls, the bottom of carpets and floorboards, inside HVAC units, attics, and crawl spaces, which sometimes require a professional to clean or take preventative measures.