Signature Home Inspections offers two types of mold testing:
1. Stand Alone Mold Inspection
Like a home inspection, we have certified inspectors to offer a standalone comprehensive mold home inspection. A stand alone mold inspection includes a thorough review of the home for mold and moisture related issues. Air spore samples are taken both inside and outside of the home to determine relative risk levels. Clients receive a Mold Lab Report and a Property Assessment Report along with a comprehensive lab report that describes the types of mold found in the home and the exposure levels for the occupants. Our inspection report identifies areas of the home conducive to moisture penetration and suggestions on how to reduce the level of moisture entering the structure.
2. Mold Sampling
Mold sampling is only done in conjunction with a whole home inspection. Your regular home inspection will identify key areas of concern for moisture penetration into the home, and the mold sampling will give empirically evidence on the amount of mold spores found in the home at the time of the inspection. This empirical evidence can be critical when negotiating for repairs as there will be no question of whether there are mold spores are actively in the air or not. While general home inspections can only report on what is visually accessible at the time of the inspection, it’s extremely difficult to hide the presence of mold spores in the air. Obtaining mold spore sampling at the time of your general home inspection can reveal hidden areas of mold that would not be visually accessible, but could still impact the safety of your family.
Inspection results will take one to three business days to receive because we send the samples and results to a laboratory for optimal and accurate test results.