Are you worried that mold is making you sick?

Do you smell a moldy, musty odour and don’t know where it is coming from?

Did you have a past flood or leak? 

Do you see what looks like mold in your home?

mold on attic sheathing

Surface Mold On Attic Sheathing

If you have said yes to these questions then you are not alone. In fact I just mentioned the top four reasons why people call for a mold inspection.

Additionally, there are eight more reasons why you should consider getting a mold inspection. 

8 Reasons To Consider A Mold Inspection

  • You are about to buy a new home and do not know its history.
  • You are moving into a home that has been vacant for a number of months. In this case the chances of a major mold problem increase daily. 
  • If your home inspector has reported mold or suspected mold, you need to have a professional come in to verify the findings.
  • Before buying a home, you need to know that the home is safe for you and your family to live there.
  • You may need to get a mold inspection for legal reasons. Testing, sampling and reporting might need to be completed for the courts.
  • You see what looks like mold, but you need verification and potentially what to do about it.
  • When you are expecting a baby, you absolutely need to have a mold inspection to ensure the air quality in your home is safe. The fact is, newborns & infants are much more susceptible to mold related illnesses as their immune systems are not fully developed.
  • At the end of the day, you want piece of mind.

What is the Mold Inspection Process?

We always start by having a chat to learn as much as possible about the situation in your home or property in order to prepare an action plan for the inspection.

Next we come your property and conduct a visual inspection for the presence of mold or moisture. All issues will be documented and explained to give you an understanding of what we are dealing with.

The main goal of the inspection is to figure out where source the of the mold or moisture is coming from, so we can ensure it doesn’t come back.

After the mold inspection has been completed, we always provide a verbal inspection report of the findings, along with maintenance tips and an action plan to follow.

A written mold report, including photos and details of the inspection are often required, especially if the findings from the mold inspection need to be shared with a mold removal company, insurance provider or service contractor. Your written report will explain the levity of such concerns, along with appropriate recommendations to be followed.

Throughout the inspection, we will be using various tools to assist us with the inspection.

A moisture meter is used to determine moisture levels on walls, floors, ceilings and visible structural members.

We also use the infrared camera to detect clues relating moisture within walls, floors and ceilings. This technology is very sensitive to heat signatures on different surfaces. It shows us what cannot be seen with the naked eye.

These verification tools help us reinforce the findings of a moisture meter, or alert us to areas that require additional investigation. In fact, our infrared inspections often expose other issues that we didn’t intend to find, such as missing insulation.

Indoor humidity and temperature play a role in mold growth. When the humidity is too high inside (above 55%) and the temperature is mild, then mold has a better chance of growing. We use a thermo-hygrometer to determine this.