Mold (from the EPA)
"Since mold requires water to grow, it is important to prevent moisture problems in buildings. Delayed maintenance or insufficient maintenance are also associated with moisture problems with schools & large buildings. Molds can produce allergens that can trigger allergic reactions, asthma attacks. Others are know to produce potent toxins and irritants.
Visit the EPA's mold site at: http://epa.gov/mold/moldresources.html
Questions to Consider:
- Are there moisture problems in the area?
- Have building materials been wet for more than 48 hours?
- Are there hidden sources of water?
- Are building occupants reporting musty odors?
- Has maintenance been delayed?
- Has the building been remodeled or the use of the building changed?
- Have occupants been consulting with medical professionals?
Indoor Air Solutions
Because we are a licensed Home Inspector and licensed Mold Assessor we can perform both functions on the inspection. If Mold is a concern at the time of the inspection we can visually assess the area or we can conduct a ATP test which will give us results on the site. If further testing is needed we can send testing to our accredited lab.
We will do a thorough investigation involving building occupants, maintenance staff, and other building personnel in addition to moisture detection, thermography and air sampling.
Our priority is to protect your health & safety!