Is there a presence of mold in your home? Madison Mold Removal Experts can assist you in identifying the source of your concern. Get in touch with us if you need mold inspection services. Our professional team will check your home or commercial building carefully for mold buildup and come up with the best solution possible to provide the best service your property needs.
Madison has high humidity and moisture level, and there could be many instances of mold growing in your area. If left untreated, it can become damaging and dangerous, making your repairs more costly and putting your health at risk. To prevent the bigger problems from occurring, consider having your property inspected for any mold growth.
Is mold inspection necessary?
The need for a mold inspection always depends on the goal of the inspection process. Visible mold around your house may not require an inspection but if the mold is growing on areas that are hidden like behind walls, ceilings, and floors, it is necessary to determine the growth’s extent.
To determine the cause of mold growth in your property, mold inspection is needed. Most of the time, you can tell mold infesting your house but not the exact cause of the problem. If you need to determine the possible moisture source, you need a mold inspection service.
If you are looking to see if any structures have been damaged by mold growth, a mold inspection may also be necessary. Mold can grow in hidden spaces, and a mold inspection with mold testing is the only way to find hidden mold growths. That being said, you can prevent unseen mold from spreading and causing further damage to your home.
When to get a mold inspection?
Mold can grow in your ducts or behind your walls. They might escape your sight and have you thought that your house is 100% mold-free. You could still have mold on your property. So you may want to know when to get a mold inspection? Here are the following possible situations that might help you consider that it’s time to get an expert to inspect your home for mold:
Presence of water
There would be a high possibility of mold growth if a damp, wet area remained moist for more than 24 hours. It’s time for mold inspection when you have a flooded basement, a leaky roof, or a pipe break that splattered water all over your kitchen.
If you’re planning to buy a new home
Consider mold inspection if you are buying a new home to determine if it is infested by mold.
An unoccupied house for a long time
A house that has been vacant for an extended period could cause mold to grow. This is especially true when humidity levels are extremely high in some places.
After undergoing mold remediation
After dealing with existing mold problems, regular inspection is recommended to ensure that you completely get rid of it.
You can’t skip mold inspection because of visible mold. Mold infestation may be extensively spreading into your house without you knowing it. Checking your home for mold is still necessary to make sure that you find it all.
How is mold inspection done?
Mold inspection involves a visual inspection of your house. This usually makes use of flashlights or tools for accessing restricted areas. They typically ask you for specific areas where you see mold or if there have been water leaks or damage in the past. Inspectors could also go over the house thoroughly by accessing hidden space for possible mold growth. If risk factors for mold growth are present, but no mold growth is visible, the mold inspector will collect air samples using an air impaction sampler, cassette sampler, or airborne-particle collector. This sample will then be taken to a lab and analyzed for mold spores. If sufficient mold levels are detected, the inspector will then ask you and suggest developing a remediation plan.
How much does a mold inspection cost?
The cost of mold inspection depends on the size of the house. For small to medium-sized houses below 4,000 square feet, a mold inspection costs approximately $300 to $400. The cost increases if your home exceeds 4,000 feet. The fee excludes any additional testing.
If you have questions about mold growth or potential mold growth, Madison Mold Removal Experts can perform the inspection for free if you call us at our office.