Mold Inspections in Your Home
Mold Inspections in your home? Your house is not just another building; it is home. It is the place where you eat, sleep and where you and your loved ones reside. It is also where you spend most of your time, which is why the conditions in your home can have a significant impact on our health.
Here are some questions you may want to ask yourself to determine if you have a potentially unhealthy mold issue in your home:
- Have you or others in your home been experiencing adverse health reactions sometimes associated with mold exposure or symptoms of mold allergies such as: sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, red eyes, congestion, respiratory issues or skin irritation?
- Has there been a water loss event in your home such as a pipe burst, leak, or water seepage?
- Are you experiencing a musty or stale odor?
- Are you seeing suspicious growth or black mold on walls, ceilings or contents?
A mold inspection and assessment is the first step in identifying an unhealthy mold issue in a home. After getting a full understanding of your specific situation, one of our Certified Mold Inspectors will do a visual inspection and assessment of the area of concern- whether you have concerns of Mold in Basements, Mold in Attics, Mold in Crawl Spaces or throughout your entire home- to look for “red flags.” These red flags may include: visible mold growth, black mold growth, evidence of moisture or musty odors.
After performing the mold inspection of your home or area of concern, mold testing may be recommended in order to fully diagnose the issue. Mold testing will tell us the types of mold present, and if the types and levels of the mold are considered unhealthy or dangerous.
Once the inspection is complete you will be provided with a thorough written report. This report will outline what was observed during the mold inspection, it will list any recommendations we can make for you to better improve your indoor air quality, possible causes of mold growth, any tips on preventing mold growth and it will also analyze and interpret the lab results from any mold testing that was performed. If professional Mold Remediation is needed, this report will also include the suggested remedial actions, following Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines.
Mold Inspections in your home? Your home is your sacred place. When choosing a mold inspections company, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Check the Qualifications- Although there are no state license or certifications in Pennsylvania or New Jersey for Mold Inspectors, there are reliable certifying bodies such as: Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), Environmental Solutions Association (ESA) and National Association of Mold Professionals (NAMP).
- Do not be afraid to ask for references from past clients.
- Be wary of inspectors who jump to conclusions too quickly. A mold inspection is a process, which starts with getting an understanding of your concerns and/or symptoms as the homeowner.
- Mold testing may be required as part of the mold inspection. Mold testing is the only way to know the type of mold that is present and the elevations. It can also help detect mold that may not be visible to the naked eye
The Certified Mold Inspectors at Mold Detection & Remediation Specialists, Inc. are experts in:
If you think you may have a mold issue in your home or have general questions about mold inspections, Contact Us by phone or e-mail to speak with a mold professional.