Mold testing can help you to determine if black mold or other types of airborne toxic mold are present in your new home. Our certified home inspectors are able to conduct mold sampling as part of a general home inspection. Included with every home inspection is a detailed visual inspection for signs of mold growth in the home, but If your home inspector observes signs of mold in the home they may recommend a mold air sampling test be performed as well. Mold may be in areas that can be visually identified, but may also be in hidden components, or sealed off areas such as walls and ceilings. An air sampling test can be an effective means of discovering if there are hidden mold problems in the home.
The inspector will take an air sample outside the home, used as a “control” sample, and also take an air sample inside the home using a specialized air pump and sample cassettes. These samples will then be sent to an accredited laboratory that will proved an easy to read MoldReport™. The report will give a comparison of the indoor mold levels to normal outdoor levels, and will categorized the types of mold present and if they are considered hazardous, or not. The report will be filled with information about the types of mold and a MoldSCORE™ which give a specific count of the mold spores found in the samples taken.
A mold air sampling is a simple way to assess how much mold is currently in the air.