Seattle Mold Inspection & Testing
As you already know a house is not just somewhere you live, it is also a large purchase; for most the biggest one they will make in their life. Seattle Testing may be recommended if our technician notes visible mold, excess moisture or water intrusion. If a property has elevated levels of mold that require professional removal, that can most certainly change the appraisal of the house. The good news is that each of our inspectors are experts in the field and equipped to carry out sampling so you will not have to pay even more money for a additional inspector to come out and carry out a supplementary inspection.
Seattle Mold Inspection
This service is especially suitable for those looking at foreclosures and homes that have been unused for extended periods of time. While this service is available to each customer, it is generally only advocated when a red flag is raised. A visual Seattle mold inspection is included on every comprehensive home inspection. Without testing, these is no way to know the levels of mold at a property. Many clients feel that paying a little extra cost is well worth knowing they are not buying someone else’s problems; even if the inspector does not see any visible mold.
Mold spores are all around us, we inhale these spores on a daily basis and generally it is nothing to worry about. Nevertheless, when a problem is present within a dwelling the quantity of nontoxic spores can cause complications for people’s immune systems. Indoor growth can also create the existence of other toxic species of mold like Stachybotrys; which is not acceptable at any level inside a home.
Seattle Mold Testing
Our Seattle mold testing procedure is as follows. First we take one air sample as a control to set a standard for what is to be accepted inside a home in the area. It’s then compared to the place of biggest concern or a general living area if there are not any visible problems found. Additional samples may be suggested to help confirm a source of a problem, or see if other areas of the home have been affected. Additional samples can be collected at $75 each. Every situation is different and there is really no way of know how many will be advocated but commonly it is 2-4 total.
After these mold tests are taken on site, they are sent to an separate AIHA accredited laboratory for study. Here they will determine not only what species of mold is present but also quantities of each. You will be sent a duplicate of the lab findings and explanation of results will be part of your home inspection report. Customers that do have excess levels of mold will be provided a protocol for mold removal steps to be carried our by a qualified mold remediation firm.
Home Inspection All Star Seattle also offers mold inspection and testing as a stand alone service. So if you’re searching for this service but aren’t interested in a complete home inspection, please check our pricing and call us if you have any concerns. You can also read more about mold testing on this site. Otherwise simply send us an email or give us a call at (206) 855-5164 when you are prepared to schedule, we will be happy to schedule your mold inspection.