Certified Mold Inspection
In the State of North Carolina home inspectors do not report on the presence of any suspected adverse environmental condition or hazardous substances such as mold. We feel that this is a very important service so we have gone above the State standards to become certified to offer this very important service to our clients.
The purpose of the inspection is to identify visual mold contamination or conditions that may be conducive to microbial growth. The inspection entails a careful physical, visual inspection of the roof, attic, all interior rooms, garage, basement, crawl space, and the heating/cooling system to find evidence of building defects, maintenance problems, water intrusion, water damage, and mold growth.
During the physical inspection, the inspector will use a professional moisture meter to scan the entire surface of basement walls, the walls and floors of rooms containing plumbing such as the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room. The relative humidity of each room and area of the home will be checked with a hygrometer and recorded. The insides of each accessible heating, ventilating, and air conditioning air supply duct will be carefully inspected for accumulated dirt and mold growth.
Inspections vary based on the specific home and occupant situation. A mold inspection performed in a home you currently occupy includes an inspection of all furniture and appliances for water damage and mold growth on all surfaces. All drapery, rugs, and carpeting are carefully inspected for water damage and mold growth. A mold inspection performed in a home that is for sale and one that is occupied by the sellers does not include the sellers personal property as these do not convey with the home.
This inspection does not include sampling or laboratory analysis. The purpose of the inspection is to identify visual mold contamination and conditions that are conducive to microbial growth.
Once the mold is found and the underlying conducive conditions have been determined, the defects can be repaired and the mold cleaned per EPA recommended procedures.
We are unbiased inspectors and not interested in selling repair and remediation services. As an unbiased Certified Mold Inspector we are only interested in helping you determine if any mold is present in your home and uncovering the underlying conditions that allowed it to occur.
Surface sampling and air sampling is available if you require laboratory analysis of any mold found in the home at additional costs. Click here for the details.
A Certified Mold Inspection is available at a discount when added to any home inspection or as a separate service.