Holt Analytical is a professional commercial and residential mold inspection and testing service dedicated to all areas of Southern California, including Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, and San Diego Counties. We focus on providing a complete snapshot of the environmental quality of your commercial building or residence at the time of inspection or testing.
Our comprehensive toolkit, comprised of infrared thermography, air sampling, DNA testing, and more, can precisely determine the status of indoor air and structural quality. We are also proud to provide a competent referral service for mold remediation.
If you are in need of an honest, responsible agency with a focus on thorough results and exceptional customer service, please do not hesitate to contact us.It will be our privilege to serve you!
COMMON INDOOR MOLDS:
The most common types of mold found indoors include:
- Stachybotrys atraaka Black Mold.
Often, mold spores, whether dead or alive, cause adverse health effects, primarily of a respiratory nature, including hay fever-like allergic symptoms.
Many of these molds, primarily S. atra, also produce chemical toxins known as “mycotoxins,” which are generated and released into the air within the mold spores, leading to the “toxic mold” designation. Exposure to these toxins can occur through inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact, and can result in symptoms including dermatitis, cough, rhinitis, nose bleeds, cold and flu symptoms, headache, general malaise and fever.
Initial awareness of adverse health effects from S. atra exposure was raised by a mid-1990’s study from Cleveland, Ohio, involving infants who had died from sudden and unexplained pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding of the lungs). Upon investigation, researchers found that the infants resided in homes with high levels of S. atra, linking S. atra exposure to serious health effects.
We service all of Southern California