Mold Inspection

Detect The Presence of Mold Growth In Your Home

Mold is a type of fungus that exist almost everywhere. Mold does not need a lot of moisture to grow. A little condensation in a bathroom or around a window sill, for example, can be enough. Common sites for indoor mold growth include bathroom tile and grout, basement walls, and areas around windows and sinks.  Common sources of water or moisture include roof leaks, condensation due to high humidity or cold spots in a building, slow leaks at plumbing fixtures, humidification systems, sprinkler systems, and floods. The most common types of indoor mold types are Cladosporium, Penicillium, Aspergillus and Alternaria.
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What Effect Does Mold Have On Our Health?

Inhalation exposure to mold indoors can cause negative health effects in some people. Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants and, in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins). Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Mold does not have to be alive to cause an allergic reaction in some people.

There are some specific groups of people who are potentially more easily or severely affected by mold than the average individual with no sensitivities to mold.  They include infants, children, elderly people, individuals with respiratory conditions (such as allergies and asthma), and people with weakened immune systems (people with HIV/AIDS, chemotherapy patients, and organ transplant recipients).

How Do I Know If I Have Mold?

If you have and recently had a water or moisture issue in your home, then it is very likely that you have a mold growth problem. Look for mold growth, which may appear cottony, velvety, granular or leathery, and have varied colors of white, gray, brown, black, yellow and/or green.  Mold often appears as a discoloration, staining, or fuzzy growth on the surface of building materials and furnishings. Mold issues can be very costly to fix, especially when it’s discovered too late. If you suspect that you may have mold growth, then getting a mold inspection will allow for early detection and prevention of mold growth, saving you a lot of time and money.

Mold Inspections

We Offer Three Types of Mold Inspections.

Complete Mold Inspection - $649 with full inspection. $699 stand alone.

Crawlspace Mold Inspection - $500 with full inspection. $550 stand alone.

Limited Mold Inspection - $349 with full inspection. $399 stand alone.

Complete Mold Inspection - A written inspection report will accompany lab report

In-depth visual inspection of all finished areas of the home (up to 3000 sf); the inspector will investigate the home for visible mold growth, active moisture, elevated humidity levels, and any previous water damage indicators. Includes a written inspection report detailing a summary of all findings and outlining remediation recommendations/requirements if applicable. Remediation recommendations are written following guidelines outlined in the IAC2 Standard for Professional Mold Remediation.

PLEASE NOTE:Unfinished areas of the home such as attics and garages may require additional charges (at the discretion of the inspector with client permission).

Includes:

  • Up to 3 indoor samples (one on each floor),
  • 1 outdoor sample (control)
  • 1 surface sample

Lab Results Turnaround Time: 2 - 3 business days No rushes offered at this time

  • Additional samples may be added for $45 per sample
  • If targeted area exceeds 3000 sf, additional charges may be applied with client permission (approx. $100 for each additional 1000 sf).

 

Crawlspace Mold Inspection - A written inspection report will accompany lab report

In-depth visual inspection of the targeted area (up to 750 sf). The inspector will investigate the targeted area for visible mold growth, active moisture, elevated humidity levels, and any previous water damage indicators. Includes a written inspection report detailing a summary of all findings and outlining remediation recommendations/requirements if applicable. Remediation recommendations are written following guidelines outlined in the IAC2 Standard for Professional Mold Remediation. 

PLEASE NOTE: A conversation with the mold inspector is required before appointment confirmation to determine the accessibility of the crawlspace.

Includes:

  • One indoor air sample
  • One outdoor air (control) sample
  • Up to 4 surface samples

Turnaround Time: 2 - 3 business days No rushes offered at this time

  • Additional samples may be added for $45 per sample
  • If the crawlspace is deemed inaccessible upon arrival a $100 trip charge will be assessed.

 

Limited Mold Inspection - A written inspection report will accompany lab report

In-depth visual inspection of the targeted area (up to 750 sf). The inspector will investigate the targeted area for visible mold growth, active moisture, elevated humidity levels, and any previous water damage indicators. Includes a written inspection report detailing a summary of all findings and outlining remediation recommendations/requirements if applicable. Remediation recommendations are written following guidelines outlined in the IAC2 Standard for Professional Mold Remediation. 

Includes:

  • Two indoor air samples
  • One outdoor air (control) sample
  • One surface sample

Crawlspace not included.

Lab Results Turnaround Time: 2 - 3 business days No rushes offered at this time

  • Additional samples may be added for $45 per sample
  • If the targeted area exceeds 750 sf, additional charges may be applied with client permission (approx. $100 for additional 750 sf)
An example of a Limited Mold Inspection:

The inspector’s client requests a Limited Mold Inspection to be performed. The scope is specifically limited to the basement of the building.  Only the basement will be inspected, including a non-invasive examination of the basement.  At least one mold sample will be taken, typically a tape sample, if apparent mold is visible.

A Limited Mold Inspection includes:
  • visual examination limited to a specific, defined area of the building; and
  • mold samples.
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