It’s important to take any concerns about mold in your home or business seriously. While not all mold is dangerous, the fact is, many molds can be quite harmful to your health, including the infamous black mold (Stachybotrys), which can cause chronic health problems in people and animals.

Here in the Northeast (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut), mold is quite common, especially in basements, crawl spaces, and attics. Given the right environment, mold can quickly establish itself and flourish in any damp area that contains organic material.

Common Signs of Mold in Your Home or Business

Are you worried that your home or business might have a mold problem? Here are some signs that it is time to call in the experts for mold testing and inspection:

  • The grout is dark between your shower tiles
  • You have peeling, bubbling, or cracking wallpaper
  • Colored or dark spots appear on your walls
  • You detect a musty odor no matter how clean you keep your home
  • The air coming from your HVAC system smells musty
  • There was recent flooding in your home
  • You use a humidifier in your home
  • You feel fatigued all of the time
  • You often feel itchy
  • You have allergy symptoms that don’t go away with the change of seasons
  • You have a “cold” that just doesn’t go away
  • Your asthma symptoms are worsening

If you suspect a mold problem, just remember that the initial mold inspection and testing is truly the most important part of the mold removal process.

It is the job of the mold inspector to ask the right questions, thoroughly visually inspect the entire structure, and perform laboratory testing of the right areas of the building. A complete and thorough assessment allows your inspector to create the proper protocol for mold removal to take place. If any of these tasks are handled improperly, the mold remediation will have a high likelihood of failure.

Certified Mold Removal Inc. is the premiere mold inspection, testing, removal and remediation company in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut since 1995. Our job is to test for physical and airborne mold issues and identify the source of your problem before it gets out of hand. Our mold testing experts will arm you with the information you need to choose the best mold removal and remediation options based on your specific situation.

Not only that, but we will educate you on how to avoid running into a mold issue again in the future.

Our Mold Testing & Inspection Process

Whether your home is beginning to smell musty on a regular basis, or if you or a family member have been struggling with persistent cold symptoms, or there are black spots creeping up your wall, it’s time to call a trained professional.

At Certified Mold Removal Inc., we understand how unnerving it can be when you think your home has a mold infestation, which is why we offer 24 hour emergency services. Once you get in touch with us, we will promptly come to your home or business and do a thorough mold assessment for you.

Here’s what you can expect:

1. We Gather Information

The first thing we will do is ask you a number of questions to collect important information about your suspected mold problem. These questions will include:
What do you feel is going on in your home?
How long have you experienced these issues or noticed these signs of mold?
Have you recently experienced weather-related, water, or moisture issues in your home or business?
Have there been any plumbing leaks or HVAC leaks that you are aware of?
Do you run a dehumidifier in your basement or crawl space?

The answers to these and other questions will help us better understand what may have caused the microbial growth, the type of mold you might be dealing with, as well as where it is most likely coming from.

2. On-Site Investigation

We schedule a time to come to your property and perform an assessment. When our mold inspector arrives, he will introduce himself and request to be taken to any ‘problem areas’. During this time your inspector will ask questions so he can gather as much information about the history of the building so he can utilize and any insight you’re able to provide. If our mold specialists detect any presence of mold, he will not disturb the area as this can cause the mold spores to be sent into the air.

Not only will we inspect any suspicious areas that you have pointed out, but we will inspect the entire home including the basement, your attic and any other areas where moisture can find its way into the house.

Our technicians also use moisture meters and thermal imaging to reveal moisture where it could be causing your mold problem. Digital video or photos are often used to help with the assessment.

3. Samples Taken

The next step is to collect air and physical testing samples so we can determine the amount and the toxicity of mold present. This allows for the proper protocols to be used when it’s time to  remove the mold.

We are focused on determining the type of mold, its toxicity and location, in addition to how much mold you are dealing with. We do this by taking air samples not only in the areas where we find signs of mold, but also from other areas of the home or property. This will help us detect any cross-contamination and determine the levels of mold in the air so that we can bring your home back to a safe and healthy living environment.

We use a Zefon Bio Pump along with an Air-O-Cell Sampling Cassette to sample the amount and species of mold in the air of your home or office.

We also conduct swab sampling to capture surface samples from areas where mold is suspected. This allows us to determine the type, toxicity, and quantity of mold on a surface.

This whole process generally takes an hour or so; however, it could take longer depending on the size of the area we are inspecting, what we discover, and the number of questions you have throughout the process. We love questions, as the answers will help you better understand how and why your mold removal problem exists, and how to prevent it from coming back in the future. .

4. Analysis Completed

For the most accurate and unbiased results, we send our samples to an accredited third-party laboratory, an American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Accredited Laboratory for evaluation.

We will have test results back in just a few days (or if necessary, we can expedite the lab testing so we have your results the very next day (24-hours)!  We understand this is an urgent matter and want to have your report to you as quickly as possible, so we can begin the mold remediation process without any delay.

After receiving your lab report we sit down and evaluate them, along with the notes and pictures taken during your mold inspection visit, and we create your complete remediation plan and report.

The report includes clear, easy-to-understand results of the testing as well as each and every recommended step that we will follow to eliminate your mold remediation problem in its entirety!

5. Follow Up

The owner of the company will then reach out to you once the mold inspection and testing results have been fully evaluated. At that time he will call you to discuss the test results directly and provide you with all the information needed so you know whether or not your family is at risk and if professional remediation is necessary.

If you have already had mold removal and remediation services performed and simply want to be sure the company did the work correctly, you can call us for that too.  We perform clearance testing on a regular basis for homeowners and businesses to ensure that your home or office has been returned to a safe and healthy living environment!
Certified Mold Removal Inc. makes the process of testing for mold fast and easy! Call us now to get started.

Why Choose Certified Mold Removal Inc. for Mold Testing & Inspection?

Certified Mold Removal Inc. is your MICRO certified remediation solution for all of your mold problems. We are licensed and fully insured, offering a wide range of services, from mold testing and inspection to mold remediation and removal. Here are some benefits of working with us:

Professional, 24/7 Emergency Services

We understand that mold is a serious issue that can’t wait until morning. That’s why we offer round-the-clock services so you can deal with your mold situation as soon as possible.

Fast Test Results (24 Hour Expedited Service Available)

In most cases, we can get the results of mold testing in 3-4 days. If needed, we can also look to expedite the testing to have a twenty-four hour turn around. Faster results means we can start treating the mold problem as quickly as possible to prevent it from spreading.

Next Day Mold Remediation Services

Once we receive your test results, we review the reports directly with you so you can make an informed decision about the specific mold remediation and removal procedures that will be necessary in your home or office.

Furthermore, when you work with our team of certified mold removal experts we can begin remediation the next day after receiving your lab results.

Experience You Can Trust

Our company has over three decades of experience in dealing with all types of mold and have helped thousands of people eradicate the mold from their homes and businesses. All of our employees are MICRO certified, experienced and knowledgeable experts in the field. They are also background checked, so you can feel safe welcoming our responsible, conscientious technicians into your home.

We are one of the few certified companies in the U.S. that offers 24-hour expedited testing results as well as next day remediation after receiving your lab results. If you suspect a mold problem in your home, contact us online or give us a call at xxx-xxx-xxxx.



Ila S.
They did a very good job and were very thorough. They were very professional and cleaned up after they were done. They answered any questions I had and it was a pleasant experience working with them. I would highly recommend them and I would definitely hire them again if I needed them. read more
Debbie T.

This company is the best. Everyone is caring and professional. They were quick to respond. Scheduling was quick. And they helped to ease my worries as one can imagine with mold. Would recommend them in a heartbeat.
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George N.

Everything went very smoothly! The inspector was at our house within hours after my first phone call! He was very professional and thorough. Lab results were fast, and we got the phone call promptly, and everything was explained. The remediation was scheduled within days! The crew was out at hour house as scheduled and they were calm and professional. Everything went without any problems. I would have no hesitation to recommend this business to family and friends.
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Shane M.

Called as I suspected potential mold. They were out the next morning to get it tested. Confirmed a few days later it was bad mold, explained the job and what was next. Worked around my schedule and came on time and completed the work promptly. The section of wall where the mold was looks good as new and the workers were great to deal with. Hopefully I never have to worry about mold again, but will certainly reach out to certified mold removal if I need to.
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Lilly Pham

We had a mold problem in out Monmouth County NJ home and called Certified Mold Removal to help us with it. My daughter was getting sick and they came and did mold testing the air in the house to see how bad the mold was. Then they came back and cut out all the mold walls and cleaned everything up before putting it all back again. They did this very good. They also cleaned the air and the air duct vents in our home. Now my daughter is not sick and we are very happy with Certified Mold Removal. Eric Robert and Thomas are all very nice and we would use them again if we have future mold problem. We live in Middletown

Susan Langan

I can’t say enough positives about Certified Mold Removal! Eric is amazing at explaining while he’s inspecting in terms that are both easy to follow (for us non-mold experts) while also displaying his deep knowledge of mold problems. The report that Robert sent us two days later was very through and easy to read. It answered all of the questions my landlord had and was enough to get him to take action to fix my problems. Thank you so much Certified Mold Removal!
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Connie Cherry

I am writing this review because it is refreshing to hire a mold removal company that knows what they are doing and I think they should be commended for it! I contacted Certified Mold Removal after my own exhaustive efforts to handle the slight moldy smell in my bedroom closet failed. I thought that a damp set of shoes I found had caused my problem. After finding mold growing on several pairs of shoes in my closet, I ended up throwing some out but then cleaned a few that had a minimal amount mold with rubbing alcohol and then left them in the sun to air out and dry. Then I had the carpet ripped out and painted the room. After all of this, I could still smell a musty moldy smell in my bedroom.!?! At my wits end, I called in Certified Mold Removal. The mold inspection technician Eric ran some mold testing and found that there were elevated levels of mold in the air and the sample from the back side of the wall found the problem! They then fixed my problem by tearing out the moldy wall and ceiling and by bringing in some large machines that cleaned the mold from my air clean, and I could not be happier! My problem has been solved! Certified Mold Removal are definitely the company to call if you have a mold problem in Bergen County NJ! I strongly give Robert and Eric my highest recommendation!

Cindy Moore

I received such wonderful service from Certified Mold Removal. I have been dealing with a very difficult landlord for years, and when I was faced with the most serious of problems (mold in my town house) I knew I should find someone professional who could help persuade my landlord to take care of the problem. I looked online and called Certified Mold Removal and they sent out a mold inspector the same day. Eric was very sympathetic to my problem and his inspection was very thorough. When the lab results came back, the owner Philip called me and confirmed what I had thought. I was getting sick from the mold in the air. The very detailed report that he then sent me; along with the lab results were persuasive enough to convince my landlord to fix the problem. These people are so professional and I am so happy with them. Thank you again for all of your help!
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