Maryland Mold Inspections
1 September, 2011 at 4:11 am in Real Estate
Phone Number : 301-580-6844
Location : Maryland
Website : http://www.adpinspections.comSend Inquiry
Mold can cause fungal allergy and respiratory infections or worsen certain illnesses such as asthma. Molds are microorganisms that are found virtually everywhere, indoors and outdoors. The potential health effects of exposure to indoor mold are of increasing concern. A Mold Inspection can help determine if mold is present, and what specific types of mold are present that can be toxic.
Photo courtesy of the EPA and photographer Terry Brennan
It's important that your inspector be educated in the mold testing process. We have received training from two nationally recognized organizations.
Environmental Solutions Association - Mold Certification
InterNACHI - Mold Certification
What is Done During a Mold Inspection?
Mold can exist, and affect the health of the occupants, even if it is not visible.
Our inspector will provide an onsite non-invasive visual inspection of the property. Upon request, or at the inspectors suggestion if mold is suspected, air samples will be taken from both the exterior and interior of the home, as well as temperature and humidity readings. If visible mold exists, additional air sampling and mold samples will be taken for analysis.
Invasive inspections are performed with prior written consent only. If non-visible mold is suspected, an invasive inspection will be performed to gain access to the affected area. This can include, but is not limited to, carpet samples or wall penetration. The degree to which invasive inspections are performed will vary greatly due to specific circumstances at each inspection.
Mold can grow within 48 hours, and while a Mold Inspection will provide information on whether or not mold exists at the time of the inspection, it is not a guarantee that mold will or will not exist in the future after the inspection has been completed.
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What Information is Provided After the Inspection?
Air and mold samples are provided to an independent, third party, laboratory for analysis. The results of this analysis are sent to the inspector and then provided to the client along with digital pictures of the inspection and a brochure from the EPA containing information regarding mold and moisture.
Why should a Mold Inspection be performed?
- Mold can exist without being seen
- Mold in the home can cause minor allergic reactions to serious health concerns
- Musty odors or damp feeling in the air
- A clearance inspection should be provided after mold remediation by an objective third party inspector
- If there has been recent water/flood damage to the property