At-Home Testing Can Detect Mold Issues & Provide Solutions

October 31, 2023

At-Home Testing Can Detect Mold Issues & Provide Solutions

Prolonged Mold Exposure Can Lead to Serious Health Issues

Approximately 30 million people are experiencing health issues that could be caused by mold growing in their home or workplace. One in three homes will experience a water leak in any given year. If those leaks aren’t repaired within 48 hours, mold can grow. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), estimates that 50% of all homes in the U.S. have some sort of mold issue. While molds are part of the natural environment, mold becomes a problem when it grows in inside spaces. The health issues people may face when exposed to indoor mold include chronic fatigue, sleep disorders, asthma, sinusitis, migraines and headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, vertigo, dizziness, and others.  Learn more at

ImmunoLytics, a mold testing laboratory focused on indoor air quality and industrial hygiene, has developed a do-it-yourself mold testing system that can detect mold, recommend solutions, and help people create healthy living and work environments.

“I spent 30 years constantly sick and could never figure out why,” explained JW Biava, ImmunoLytics CEO. “When I finally understood that mold in our house was the cause – I vowed to help other people, which is why I started ImmunoLytics.”

ImmunoLytics has developed a do-it-yourself mold test – ImmunoLytics Mold Check-Up™. The test costs $36 per room and is analyzed by ImmunoLytics’s lab team that looks for 37,000 species of mold. The results are compiled into a comprehensive report that will help people understand the things they should be concerned about as well as possible paths forward. Every test includes a free consultation with an Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP). More information on the tests is at Immunolytics.

Sources of where harmful mold can grow include:


  • Flashing, gutter, or canale leaks
  • Bad seals around penetrations, like chimneys


  • Closets with high humidity
  • Window and roof leaks
  • Flooding


  • Washing machine mold
  • High humidity
  • Plumbing leaks


  • Plumbing leaks around sink and drainpipes
  • High humidity in cabinets
  • Refrigerator ice maker leaks
  • Decaying food and trash


  • HVAC systems causing condensation
  • Mold inside HVAC systems (on coils and in ducting)
  • Inadequate ventilation


  • Plumbing leaks around sink, bathtub, shower, and toilet
  • Elevated humidity
  • Caulking that is lifted or broken


  • Moisture from bad seals


  • Moisture transfer through cement floors and walls
  • Water settling against foundation
  • Dirt crawlspaces without proper ventilation
  • Standing water in sump pumps

“Anyone who has had any type of water issue or is experiencing chronic health issues should test for mold,” Biava added. “We’ve developed an inexpensive way for people to find out if they have an issue and where in the home or office the mold is before launching into various options to eliminate the problems.”

Contact: Joanie Griffin (505) 261-4444,