An insider’s look at what makes mold testing so difficult.
Mold is a deceptive substance. It can pop up all over the place, at the most inopportune times. Yet, while it seems to crop up at the worst time, it doesn’t always announce its arrival. Mold is common, but that doesn’t make it easy to find. This is the paradox of mold: it’s all over the place and yet, nowhere to be found. Mold can infest buildings and structures of any kind, and stay under the radar.
Now, this observation doesn’t need to be taken too far. Of course, mold isn’t everywhere. And likewise, sometimes it’s not always hidden. But the point is that, far too often, mold commonly infests places that you might not expect and hides in places that you may never find yourself. That’s why professional mold testing is so important, especially for dialysis centers.
But what can make dialysis centers different from other places is that mold is to be expected in dialysis centers. Since dialysis centers use so much water, they are uniquely vulnerable to mold. So, you can’t afford to assume that your dialysis center is mold free. You need an accurate mold test conducted by a certified mold inspector.
Certified, Reliable Mold Testing That Dialysis Centers Need
Dialysis centers are prime spots for mold infestations as the process lines carrying RO water, acid and bi-carb can develop leaks. It’s essential that every dialysis center seeks the insight of professional mold inspectors. Here are some of the ways in which mold can infiltrate a dialysis center:
- Equipment: The system of water distribution requires a lot of parts and constant maintenance, as you well know. Any piece of process line or equipment that is not maintained properly can be vulnerable to mold growth since moisture is always present . Every leaky seal, loose fitting, fractured pipe or other problem can invite mold growth.
- Accidents: Accidents happen. That’s just part of life. How many times have staff overfilled tanks in the water storage room or bi-carb mixing room? This can result in leaks and spills, which become prime locations for mold growth.
- Moisture: While the water distribution and storage systems in dialysis centers make them common places for mold growth, dialysis centers can also have mold problems due to the sheer amount of moisture in the air (relative humidity). The constant presence of water should keep dialysis centers on the lookout for mold.
What makes mold testing tricky is not necessarily the testing of the mold itself, but making sure that you’ve inspected every area of the center for samples to inspect. At Advanced Mold Diagnostics, we provide the most thorough, effective and reliable mold inspection services. We have an established history with mold testing in dialysis centers, and we can help yours. Call us today at 1-800-642-8305.
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