Contact us today for a Mold Inspection. They can be done on their own, or in addition to a residential Home Inspection at a discounted rate. Results from the lab have a quick turn around - expect your report within 3-5 days. We are always here to answer any questions about your mold inspection reports.
Molds are a natural part of the environment and can be found almost anywhere that moisture and oxygen are present. While mold plays a part in our environment, breaking down organic matter like leaves, we want to avoid mold growth indoors.
Mold can have effects on your health, especially children, elderly, and others that are immunocompromised. Sneezing, headaches, red eyes, and rashes are some of the potential effects of mold.
Mold is the result of water and oxygen. Contrary to popular belief, mold can grow in almost any temperature and climate. Mold can also grow quickly, within 24 to 48 hours of a surface becoming (and staying) wet.
Common places to check for mold in your home are places where moisture can be found: bathrooms, kitchens, crawlspaces, bathrooms without a fan or window, frequent condensation on windows, etc.
Our InterNACHI Certified Mold Inspector will perform a number of tasks to complete their testing. Humidity, temperature, and weather conditions are recorded. A control sample is taken outside to later compare with the indoor samples. Samples will be taken inside in multiple areas, using multiple testing medias, determined on a case-by-case basis. Testing medias include: tape and swab samples (used for visible signs of potential mold growth), air-cassette samples (used for potentially airborne mold spores - musty smells, HVAC ducts).