Indoor air quality is very important in maintaining a healthy home. Mold growth can cause damage not only to wall and floor coverings, but can also cause significant structural damage. All homes have mold, but the existence of elevated levels of certain types of mold can have a detrimental effect on indoor air quality and the health of the occupants. A mold inspection will identify areas of moisture intrusion, plumbing deficiencies and other areas of concern with regards to moisture. An air test is then conducted to determine if toxic mold spores are present in indoor air.
We offer two types of mold inspections. Complete Mold inspection/Analysis and Limited Mold inspections.
Complete Mold Inspection
During a complete Mold inspection the home is analyzed for areas of potential moisture intrusion. Including: site drainage, roofing surfaces, roof penetrations and flashings, wall cladding, windows and doors. The attic is also examined for areas of moisture intrusion or defects within the ventilation system including areas of inadequate insulation that can cause condensation problems and moisture damage. An air test is conducted in an area of apparent mold growth and analyzed in a laboratory, a swab sample would also be taken of any surface mold that may be visible and accessible. If no suspected mold is observed an air sample is taken near an HVAC vent to check for any airborne mold spores. An inspection report along with the laboratory analysis is then provided.
Limited Mold Inspection
A limited mold inspection does not include a visual examination of the entire building, but is limited to a specific area of the building that shows signs of possible mold growth, conditions conducive to mold growth, moisture intrusion, or other moisture related issues. Air testing in the area is conducted and surface swab sampling is conducted on apparent microbial growth. An inspection report along with laboratory analysis is then provided. Lab results are generally available within on the next business day.
Indoor air quality is essential in maintaining to provide a safe and comfortable home. Compromised air quality can lead to an uncomfortable home and detrimental health effects, having IAQ testing done of your home for potential mold and radon gas is a great first step.
Proudly providing Mold testing services to these Wisconsin communities:
Brodhead, Janesville, Orfordville, Footville, Juda, Evansville, Monroe, Browntown, South Wayne, Gratiot, Argyle, Darlington, New Glarus, Oregon, Madison, Edgerton, Milton, Platteville, Lake Geneva, Fontana, Beloit, Mineral Point, Verona, McFarland, Stoughton, Fitchburg, Sun Prairie, Middleton, Cross Plains, Black Earth, Brooklyn, Belleville, Monticello, Mt. Horeb, Clinton, Blanchardville, Delevan, Elkhorn, Whitewater.