A mold inspection checks your home or business for “microbial growth” (potential mold), and for conditions that may lead to such growth. As such, a mold inspector is less concerned about the mold that may already present than how the mold was able to grow in the first place.
During the course of a mold inspection, the inspector checks the following areas for potential moisture issues:
- Exterior and Landscaping areas
- Structure, including basements, crawlspaces, roofs and attics
- Interior areas including plumbing and HVAC systems
Not all systems are readily visible and may not be inspected fully, however infrared and moisture meters are used to help mitigate these difficulties.
To help determine if there is a mold issue present in the home, air tests are deployed both inside and outside of the home. From here, the inside mold levels are compared to the outside levels to determine if there is a mold issue in the home. Physical samples of apparent microbial growth are also obtained.
*Note: We do not provide mold remediation services.