Purchasing a home is the greatest investment most of us will ever make in a lifetime. Mold remediation is expensive. Protect your investment and your family’s health, by having a mold inspection and air quality samples collected to determine if a mold problem may exist.
Having an independent mold inspection will provide the homeowner with un-biased facts. Conducting a “pre-emptive strike” against mold inquiries from prospective buyer’s offers disclosure and the opportunity to correct any issues prior to placing the property on the market.
For Tenants or Renters
If you suspect that you may have a potential mold contamination within your residence, having mold testing conducted by a certified mold professional and analyzed by an AIHA accredited laboratory provides evidence and documentation to support your case.
Additional Reasons for Testing
If you or a family member are suffering from unusual symptoms while at home or in the workplace, such as Fatigue, Headaches, Respiratory Problems, Coughing, or if you are just not feeling like yourself for an extended period of time.
To identify the types of mold present, Toxic or Allergenic.
Many doctors are now referring their patients to a mold specialist to determine the levels of mold in the home and what kinds of molds are present and whether any additional environmental conditions may be present in order to make an accurate diagnosis.
If there is an unusual or musty odor.
A musty odor is typically the first indication that a mold contamination may be present within the indoor environment. MVOC’s (Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds) is an off gassing of the molds as they are feeding and reproducing.
Before and after any mold remediation project
- Testing the air quality in the contaminated areas will create a baseline or starting point to document the progress of the mold remediation process.
- Mold sampling outside of the known contaminated areas will determine if the mold has spread to other areas of the property and if additional mold remediation is necessary or not. Testing the air quality afterwards will determine if the cleanup was successful.
Recent Water Damage
- If you have had recent water damage, flooding or water intrusions in your home that have been present for more than 48 hours, even if it has been cleaned up.
- Many Insurance Companies that cover mold abatement will require scientific documentation to determine the extent of the contamination before approving a claim.
- Many mold remediation companies require an independent mold inspection and mold testing company to provide a scope of work, prior to starting a mold abatement project.