What Can You Expect from a Mold Inspection Service?
You can purchase a DIY kit or call a professional service to do a residential mold inspection for you.
Should you go down the DIY route, you can begin first with a visual inspection to look for both mold and moisture around sinks, water lines, and windows. You should also purchase a moisture pin meter, found in most home improvement stores, to check for any moisture around your home. You can detect mold via other methods, for instance, when you smell an odor coming out of your ducts or vents. Ducts that contain mold can be dangerous, as they will spread mold spores throughout your home.
A basic home inspection does not always detect any mold issues, and almost every real estate agent will advise people to have a separate inspection before they purchase a property. Real estate law varies from place to place; however, not all regions require sellers to disclose if there are any mold problems. Most homeowner’s insurance policies will only provide limited coverage against mold damage.
A professional inspection is not as expensive as people may think and will give you access to a more thorough inspection than you could do yourself. A professional mold inspector uses thermal imaging, to detect moisture most people will not see with the naked eye. Also, a professional home mold inspection will include leak detection and moisture analysis, humidity test, air quality analysis, and a drainage evaluation. Some will even use fiber-optic cameras to inspect wall cavities.
So, if you think you may have a mold or moisture problemor you are looking to buy a property that may have issues, call Peek Mold Control at (770) 336-6076 today, we are in Lawrenceville, Ga.