Level 7 Property Inspections uses state-of-the-art mold sampling equipment to determine if mold growth is present or if there are elevated air borne mold spores within your home.
If you choose to get a mold inspection as part of your inspection package, a member of our team will conduction not only a visual assessment of the building materials, but also an air sample in the area of concern. If an area has apparent mold, we may even take a sample swab of an area or two. These samples are then send to a third-party lab for analysis. The mold assessment report will document the findings, results from the lab, photographs and any recommendations for remediation if mold is present.
Taking air sample during a mold inspection is important for quite a few reasons. Airborne mold spores are not visible the naked eye. Having samples analyzed by a third-part laboratory can help prove evidence of the type and severity of a mold problem. If mold was found in the home, it must be remediated and then new samples should be collected to determine if the remediation was successful.
When To Get a Mold Sample
It’s never a bad idea to get a mold sample when moving in to or selling a home. It’s especially important to do so if there is visual, apparent mold growth, or conditions that could lead to mold growth. Moisture intrusion and/or water damage is typically the first sign. Musty odors can also be a sign of potential mold growth.
Where Are Samples Taken
The easy answer? In any areas of a house that is suspected or confirmed to have mold growth. Samples should typically be taken from the center of the room or area where there is suspected mold growth. Collection devices should be positioned 3 to 6 feet off the ground.
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