Think you might have black mold? Don't panic!

Mold can be many different colors, and usually smells musty. If you can see or smell mold, there might be a health risk, but just because your mold is black doesn’t mean it’s “the black mold” (stachybotrys chartarum) that is hazardous.

Indoor Air Quality & Sick Building Syndrome

We can perform air quality sampling to test for mold in buildings or areas where occupants have raised concerns about odors, allergic reactions, or general discomfort. In more extreme situations, occupants may believe that the air quality within the building is causing health issues (this is often referred to as “Sick Building Syndrome.”

We offer comprehensive indoor air quality testing to diagnose the issue, and our step-by-step approach is designed to contain costs.

You can’t tell by looking what kind of mold you have, you need a professional! There are multiple methods of testing for a mold hazard and we will help you figure out which one is best for you.


Call us.

We offer free phone consultations where you can speak with a specialist who will ask you a series of questions about your situation. 734-955-6600

Take a sample.

We may advise you on how to take a sample yourself, or we may need to schedule a time for one of our certified technicians to come to your property to perform an inspection.

Complete Paperwork.

If you are taking your own sample, you will need to complete the Complete Chain of Custody form. You can mail it to us or drop it off at our lab, located at 37375 W. Huron River Drive, Romulus, MI 48174. (If a technician takes a sample, they will complete the paperwork for you.)

Review the report.

Once our lab receives the sample and paperwork, they will perform the analysis and send you a detailed report with the findings, along with recommended next steps.


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