Indoor Air Quality Professionals


Indoor Air Quality USA provides mold testing and mold remediation services in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC.  We service residential and commercial clients and our staff is among the most well trained and technology armed in the industry. Environmental pollutants all pose varying degrees of risk. Some risks are simply unavoidable  Indoor air pollution is one risk that you can do something about.

Call: 703-754-3766 or 877-932-7177
Serving VA, MD and DC

Common Mold Questions:

What Is Mold ?
Molds are simple, microscopic

organisms, present virtually everywhere,

indoors and outdoors. Molds, along

with mushrooms and yeasts, are fungi

and are needed to break down dead

material and recycle nutrients in the

environment. For molds to grow and

reproduce, they need only a food source

– any organic material, such as leaves,

wood, paper, or dirt— and moisture.

Because molds grow by digesting the

organic material, they gradually destroy

whatever they grow on. Sometimes,

new molds grow on old mold colonies.

Mold growth on surfaces can often be

seen in the form of discoloration,

frequently green, gray, brown, or black

but also white and other colors. Molds

release countless tiny, lightweight

spores, which travel through the air



Mold Inspection found mold hidden under hardwood floors.

Mold Inspection found mold hidden behind wall- paper.

Should I Be Concerned About Mold In My Home Or Building?

Yes, if indoor mold contamination is

extensive, it can cause very high and

persistent airborne spore exposures.

Persons exposed to high spore levels can

become sensitized and develop allergies

to the mold or other health problems.

Mold growth can damage your

furnishings, such as carpets, sofas and

cabinets. Clothes and shoes in damp

closets can become soiled. In time,

unchecked mold growth can cause

serious damage to the structural

elements in your home.

How much mold can make

me sick?

It depends. For some people, a

relatively small number of mold spores

can trigger an asthma attack or lead to

other health problems. For other

persons, symptoms may occur only

when exposure levels are much higher.

Nonetheless, indoor mold growth is

unsanitary and undesirable. Basically, if

you can see or smell mold inside your

home or building, take steps to identify and

eliminate the excess moisture and to

cleanup and remove the mold. Consult a professional before cleaning a mold problem on your own

What symptoms are

commonly seen with mold


Molds produce health effects

through inflammation, allergy, or

infection. Allergic reactions (often

referred to as hay fever) are most

common following mold exposure.

Typical symptoms that mold-exposed

persons report (alone or in combination)


• Respiratory problems, such as

wheezing, difficulty breathing, and

shortness of breath

• Nasal and sinus congestion

• Eye irritation (burning, watery, or

reddened eyes)

• Dry, hacking cough

• Nose or throat irritation

• Skin rashes or irritation

Headaches, memory problems, mood

swings, nosebleeds, body aches and

pains, and fevers are occasionally

reported in mold cases, but their cause is

not understood.


How am I exposed to indoor


Everyone is exposed to some mold

on a daily basis without evident harm. It

is common to find mold spores in the air

inside homes, and most of the airborne

spores found indoors come from outdoor

sources. Mold spores primarily cause

health problems when they are present

in large numbers and people inhale

many of them. This occurs primarily

when there is active mold growth within

home, office or school where people live

or work. People can also be exposed to

mold by touching contaminated

materials and by eating contaminated food.

Ask About Our Moisture Mapping Services.
Mold grows where moisture is found. In many cases moisture can be hidden behind walls or under floors slowly allowing mold to grow undiscovered. We use IR-Fusion™ technology. IR-Fusion captures a visible light image in addition to the infrared image and takes the mystery out of IR image analysis. It helps to better identify and report moisture intrusion areas and enable the repair to be done right the first time. Our inspectors can locate where the moisture is entering the home and even see behind drywall, under floor tiles without removing building materials.

Indoor Air Quality Problems and Mold Removal can require specialized equipment to decontaminate a home or building. Our remediation crews are equipped with the best equipment in the industry. Which allows us to successfully pass clearance inspections and testing consistently.

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Phone: 877-932-7177   /   Email:

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