Indoor Air Quality Testing
Air Quality Testing is outside the scope of a general home inspection and NOT included, with any standard inspections. Air Quality Testing is offered as an additional service for a fee.
We strive to provide world-class residential inspection services within every type of budget. We have a team of Certified Inspectors that are trained in all aspects of environmental, Mold, and Air Inspections and testing to ensure that the home is safe for you and your family. Our inspectors are equipped with the latest technologies in the industry.
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What Is Indoor Air Quality Testing
Indoor air quality tests can measure the air for things such as allergens, mold, and radon, among others. These tests can show whether the quality of your indoor air is either safe or dangerous. A good test will measure and tell you accurately what is in the air inside your home or office.
Mold is a type of fungus that grows indoors and outdoors. It thrives in moist, warm conditions and reproduces by means of tiny, lightweight spores that travel through the air. You're exposed to mold every day. In small amounts, mold spores are usually harmless, but when they land on a damp spot in your home, they can start to grow. When mold is growing on a surface, spores can be released into the air where they can be easily inhaled. If you're sensitive to mold and inhale a large number of spores, you could experience health problems.
The CDC, or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warns about the dangers of living with mold in the home: Respiratory tract symptoms that include coughing, wheezing, and swelling of the throat. Those who have asthma and allergy problems are especially at risk.
Where Do Molds Grow?
Your walls, floors, appliances, carpet, or furniture – they can all provide the food mold needs to grow. But the thing all molds need most is moisture, so you're most likely to see mold in damp places such as bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, basements, and crawl spaces.
What causes mold in a house?
Mold and mildew need only a damp, moist environment and organic material to establish themselves and thrive. Roof and foundation leaks, high interior humidity, overflowing washing machines and more severe forms of flooding are common sources of moisture and are what causes mold in a house.
Whether you are buying, selling, or renting a property or just want to ensure your present home or business has no visible mold present or poor indoor air quality, we can provide the professional service you need for peace of mind before moving into your new home or business.
Our certified mold professional will perform a visual survey of your home or building. Using a variety of mold testing methodologies and 3rd party forensic lab analysis on air and/or surface samples collected. We will provide you with a detailed lab report of the findings, and our recommendations for further remediation if mold is detected.
Mold remediation usually includes disposal of moldy porous building materials (drywall, insulation, etc.) and cleaning and disinfecting carpet and personal items if they can be saved. Have a post-remediation inspection done to ensure that the remediation was performed properly.
We only provide mold inspections and testing. We do NOT provide mold remediation services, so we can offer you an honest non-biased opinion of current conditions that may be conducive for mold to grow in your home or business.