During the home inspection process, Pillar Premier inspectors will note if mold is presently based on a visual inspection and recommend if further mold testing is needed to identify the type of mold present.
When Should You Test For Mold?
Mold testing will determine if there has been undesirable mold growth in a building that needs to be addressed and the steps to be taken based on the type of mold identified.
It’s not uncommon for a standard home inspection to note that fungal growth was found in a certain area that might require additional investigation. A mold-specific inspection and test; however, should be done by a certified and licensed mold inspector. All Pillar Premier Home Inspections are certified to provide mold-testing services and will recommend mold testing if there are any indications that there may be a mold issue in the home.
Certified Mold Testing Process
First, as a certified mold inspector, we will inspect the outside and inside of your house to determine the CAUSE of the mold problem. That’s the first and most important question you want to be answered, “What is causing the mold problem?”
Second, we will determine specifically where moisture is coming from as the result of condensation, flooding, leaks, water infiltration, etc. while using Thermal Imaging Cameras, Moisture Meters, and other diagnostic tools during the inspection. This tells us the CONDITION to which mold grows.
Third, your inspector will collect three surface samples for testing by a professional mold-testing laboratory to determine the type of mold spores present and the SEVERITY of the problem.
If You See Signs of Mold,
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When Mold Remediation Is Needed
Mold remediation refers to the process of fixing a mold problem that exists. Mold remediation may include fixing or resolving the water problem that caused the mold growth and cleaning and removing the mold growth or items affected by the mold growth. Based on the conclusion of the Mold Inspection and Mold Testing, Pillar Premier Inspections MAY advise you to consult a mold remediation company to address the issue. Ask our inspectors for a name and a phone number will be provided to take care of the issue and right away.
Locally Owned, Certified Mold Testing Specialists
Pillar Premier Inspections is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are proud to provide mold testing and inspection services in our local communities:
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