Mold Inspections and Mold Testing are critical if you believe you have a mold problem. Mold is everywhere in nature. Mold is outside the home and is therefore carried inside the home as it moves freely on air. But while all molds have the potential to cause illness, not all molds cause illness.
Mold typically becomes a problem inside the home when the air or the physical components of the home are damp for extended periods of time.
Mold Inspections begin with a visual inspection of the home. As a Licensed and Certified Professional Home Inspector, I make a detailed visual examination of the exterior looking for issues that can contribute to moisture entering the home. The exterior inspection is then followed by an interior inspection. A Mold Inspection shares many of the characteristics of a Home Inspection.
Using a thermal camera to help identify abnormalities and temperature variances that cannot be seen by the naked eye, the camera sheds a clue on where to investigate further. A moisture meter is then used to determine the level of humidity and moisture content of the targeted area.
If potential mold is seen, samples will be taken for laboratory analysis. Smart Choice Home Inspection uses a laboratory that will not only determine the type of mold present, but also its likelihood to cause illness.
Mold testing can get expensive quickly. At Smart Choice Home Inspection, I try to protect the pocketbook and the health of my customers. I start with affordable testing measures and a visual inspection and only if the situation requires further evaluation should we consider a more stringent style of testing and examination.
As a Licensed Certified Professional Home Inspector I use the best Mold Testing equipment to deliver accurate laboratory results. If you need a Mold Test or Mold Inspection within Michigan City, South Bend, Elkhart, St Joseph, Benton Harbor, New Buffalo, Stevensville, Niles, Paw Paw, Bridgman, Sawyer, Berrien Springs, South Haven or the surrounding areas – call Smart Choice Home Inspection now.
Don’t get sick because of mold. It’s easy to test for. Don’t be subjected to mold related illnesses from your home.
Smart Choice Home Inspection can easily and affordably give you the answers you need to keep safe. Schedule a Mold Inspection with Mold Testing now. Call: (269) 800-0111.
Mold Testing (air/swab) start at $275 (Includes 1 exterior base sample, plus 2 test samples. Additional samples are $60 each).
For more information about mold and related health risks go to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).