Molds produce tiny spores to reproduce. Mold spores waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods. When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or un-addressed. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control mold.
Mold testing by 818 Inspections can help you determine if your home contains hidden black mold and other toxins that could jeopardize the safety of your family. Our certified home inspectors are able to give comprehensive mold inspections and mold testing both as a stand alone service and as an additional component to a whole home inspection. Our certified home inspectors already obsessively look for moisture in homes we inspect (the prime culprit for mold growth), but taking the additional step of ordering mold testing and mold sampling during a home inspection can help find hidden sources of mold before it impacts your family.
818 Inspection uses only accredited laboratories for analysis of our mold spore samples to help insure accurate results. Within two to three business days of your mold testing, we will send you a complete mold report and property assessment report that explains the types of mold present, the exposure level relative to the exterior of the home, and the level of exposure inside the home. The report is packed with information on mold issues combined with an easy to read summary that gives you a specific breakdown on the amount of mold spores found in the home. Protecting yourself and your family from the damaging effects of excessive mold spores in the home with mold testing could not be easier.
InspectorLab Certified Mold Inspection
Choosing a mold testing company is easy, but choosing a mold inspection company that provides excellent in service is what we provide. Look for clear results in an easy to read format delivered as fast as possible. This is why every test we perform is analyzed by our partner in lab services, InspectorLab. We ship the samples in and they are out the same day. The results are interpreted clearly and accurately. Either there are problem levels of mold, black mold, or there aren’t. Either there is mold growth present, or there isn’t. The results are what matter and InspectorLab delivers every day.
Your mold testing professional will determine the number of air samples that will be taken inside the home, along with an outdoor sample to compare the inside samples to as a baseline or control sample.
Air samples can tell you if you have hidden moisture or leaks that are producing spores that may represent a health risk to you and your family. Get your mold inspection and see if your house has black mold or any other kind of mold.
Your mold inspector will be looking for evidence of mold or “microbial” growth. During your mold inspection we will use a swab or tape lift to sample that growth. Both swabs and tape lifts are used to see if there is evidence of “current or former growth” as a result of water intrusion or excessive humidity causing the growth. Sometimes the dark or discolored “growth” is not microbial growth or black mold and thus, not evidence of water intrusion causing damage to your home. When mold testing, it is important to sample visible growth along with air samples to measure whether or not unwarranted exposure exists for you and your family.
» When visible mold (or suspected mold) is present.
» Where a cleanup or removal of visible mold took place.
» When a third party will be involved in effecting repairs to ensure those repairs are done properly.
» When a recent or past water event is suspected.
» When you have general concerns about the house.
» A “musty” smell is noticed.
» An occupant of the home is predisposed to respiratory distress.
» Recent mold remediation took place and you want to verify the effectiveness.
» A major water event historically is suspected.
When you order a VIP home and mold inspection from 818 Inspections, you’ll receive an extra level of protection for your home with MoldSafe. For the first 90 days after the inspection, if mold is found in your home that was not present at the time of inspection, you are covered for remediation, up to $2000.
This MoldSafe agreement covers only repairs as specified and excludes all others. Coverage is included with or without mold testing. Coverage is limited to $2000 in aggregate. Only new visible mold growth, including black mold that occurs after the date of the inspection is covered and does not cover repairs to components that need to be replaced but rather just covers their removal. There are many surfaces that can be treated and cleaned without this removal. This policy does not cover mold resulting from insurable events including but not limited to floods, rain/water intrusion, or any other peril. This is not homeowner’s insurance policy.
Toxic Black Mold Allergy, Respiratory Problems, & Mold Health Issues “Molds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing.Molds have the potential to cause health problems. 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. Get your mold testing and/or mold inspection today so you can have peace of mind for you and your family.
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