FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS AN ALLERGEN
Over 50 million Americans suffer from upper respiratory tract symptoms that are allergic reactions to airborne allergens. Allergy refers to the immune systems reaction to contact with a foreign substance. Most of these foreign substances are usually nontoxic or non allegoric in people. Allergy producing substances are called allergens. Examples of allergens include mold, dust, mites, pollen, dander and foods. When these allergens come in contact with the body they cause an allergic reaction in certain people. There are two types of allergies. Seasonal allergies are caused by blooming and growing trees in the spring, grass in the summer or weeds in the fall. Perennial allergies occur year round and are triggered by dust, mold, animal dander and mites. PMT identifies the type of allergen in the home so that individuals’ allergic reactions can be eliminated or lessened.
WHY SHOULD I HAVE A MOLD INSPECTION
To feel secure that your home is safe and providing you and your family with a healthy environment. Unfortunately, mold cannot be seen most of the time unless it has positive conditions for mold growth. These include moisture, high temperatures, high humidity and a substrate to grow on. The mold can then multiply in size and be seen as discoloration. Our certified and professionally trained inspectors will determine the type of mold present by visual inspection and testing. These procedures assess whether or not toxic mold is present in the home. Our staff will assist you in addressing ways to eliminate the mold problem from your home.
WHY CHOOSE PMT
PMT owner KEN OKIN is experienced and knowledgeable in dealing with public health matters and has the training and understanding to guide his clients thought this crisis situation. Mr. Okin gets involved first-hand with all his clients to ensure the best possible solutions to the mold issue. PMT staff is certified and trained in Mold Inspection and must comply with the stringent guidelines imposed by Mr. Okin.
SHOULD CLIENTS BE PRESENT DURING INSPECTION
PMT encourages clients to be present at the time of the inspection so the inspector can explain and educate individuals about the inspection procedure and results. PMT works diligently with clients to arrange a time which best fits their schedule.
HOW LONG DO MOLD INSPECTIONS TAKE
Inspection time varies depending on the size of the property. Typically, mold inspections take 2 – 3 hours to complete.