Identifying a Mold Problem

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Does it look like mold? Do you smell an earthy odor and worried about the levels your family could be breathing in? It may look or smell like it, but without a laboratory analysis to verify you simply don’t know. EDC Professional Home Inspections can help identify and analyze a mold problem.

Molds are an essential part of the environment; they break down dead organic matter. When you have it inside your home it can become toxic, and growth should be prevented. The goal of a healthy home is to maintain the levels low and no higher in your home than outside. There are many types of mold that reproduce by microscopic airborne spores. This can start growing from within the home when the spores float from outside and land on surfaces that are damp. Exposure from inhaling or touching spores can cause allergic reactions and irritation to the lungs, eyes, skin, nose and throat.

Mold that gets established within your home can gradually destroy the things it grows on, including home furniture and structural components. You can prevent damage to your home, save money, and avoid health problems by controlling unwanted moisture intrusion and eliminating potential growth.

With a proper inspection EDC can take air samples to identify the quality and potential problem within the home. We perform a visual inspection to identify areas with apparent growth and areas conducive of mold. With a surface sample we can visually verify an issue. As a Certified Mold Inspector we search for visible signs, conditions conducive to growth, and any visible damage resulting from these conditions.

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Mold Air Sampling Test

Air sampling is performed to search for spores that are not visible to the naked eye. Taking an air sample in your home can provide us with the evidence needed to identify and recognize the severity of a potential problem. We are trained and equipped to perform inspections utilizing air samples to collect the needed data. These samples are then sent to a Certified Lab for analysis.

EDC Professional Home Inspections provide a MoldSafe Test Accuracy Guarantee for 90 days following the test results released from the lab.

If the laboratory results are negative, no visible mold and moisture is reported the agreement covers the remediation (removal) of visible mold on surfaces permanently installed in the subject property. This will happen during the course of the inspection, evaluation or testing.

EDC Professional Home Inspections is a certified InterNACHI mold and moisture intrusion inspector. Call us at 407-417-2999 or email us for a free quote.

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