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Mold Inspection

• Get a better read on mold •

Welcome to our home inspection services, where we prioritize your health and well-being by ensuring the safety of your living environment. Our aim is to identify any potential mold presence or conditions conducive to microbial growth within the visually inspected or sampled areas at the time of our service.

Our comprehensive services encompass a meticulous visual assessment, precise sampling and analysis procedures, or a combination of both, as detailed in the initial agreement. Following this thorough examination, sample collection, and laboratory analysis, we provide our clients with a detailed written report. This report offers clear insights into whether mold or conditions indicative of mold growth were detected in the designated areas.

Rest assured, our diligent approach and commitment to transparency ensure that you receive accurate information to make informed decisions about your property's safety and maintenance.

Visible apparent mold like this on the roof sheathing in an attic is a good reason to test for mold. 

How are mold tests conducted?

A mold inspection will investigate and report on 

•    Moisture intrusion;

•    Water damage;

•    Musty odors;

•    Apparent mold growth;

•    Conditions conducive to mold growth

•    The results of a laboratory analysis of all mold samplings taken at the building.
 

We adhere to the IAC2 standards found here

What is air sampling?

Air sampling might be required when there is a suspicion of mold presence, such as noticing musty smells, yet visual inspection fails to confirm it. Swab or tape samples are also taken if visible apparent mold is present. The samples are sealed and sent to a lab for identification. The results are typically received within 3 days of mailing.

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Air sampling cassettes are used to collect airborne particulates. 

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How are mold tests interpreted ?

There should not be any mold indoors that isn't also present outdoors, and the amount of indoor mold should not significantly surpass outdoor levels. When swab, tape, or air samples are taken they are sealed and sent to a lab for testing.  

These spots in a garage could be mold, or they could be from something else. Swab or tape sampling is a good way to get more information.

Regarding energy loss, an infrared camera is capable of identifying:
 
  • Heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows, and doors.

  • Absence of insulation.

  • Impaired or malfunctioning radiant heating systems.

  • Leaks in HVAC compressor units.

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Moisture in a crawl space can lead to increased humidity in the home above. 

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