Woodruff Mold Inspection

Woodruff Mold Inspection and Testing

Having a Woodruff mold testing and inspection is ideal before purchasing a home. Mold in your home can create major issues with indoor air quality that leads to health issues. Mold is a result of excess moisture being trapped in or on surfaces. Some of the common culprits that are highly susceptible to mold are bathrooms, garages, and basements. These areas usually have water sources, or are an area where runoff or evaporation are difficult. If you believe you have mold in your home, contacting a home inspector in Woodruff, SC that specializes in mold inspection and testing is a great start.

 

At Carolina Inspection Associates, we start with an all-encompassing inspection of the home, looking closely at common areas where mold is known to grow. This substance can often spread, creating larger problems if left untreated for extended periods of time. A certified mold testing professional in Woodruff will take a sample of the suspected substance and report back the results to advise next course of action. Self testing kits are available at retail stores or online, yet it is not recommended. We have outlined some information below about the process, and when to call a mold inspector to your home.

Are Store Bought Mold Testing Kits Accurate?

  • Mold test results from DIY home mold tests are often misleading or simply wrong (i.e. due to sampling error). It’s best to have a professional take the test and interpret the results.
  • Home Mold Test Kits don’t include a visual inspection conducted by a mold professional which is very beneficial! A professional mold inspection includes not only sampling, but a comprehensive visual inspection to detect issues and problems related to mold that are not apparent to most people without training in building sciences and mold inspections.
  • Mold is everywhere. Yes, all homes have small amounts of mold. Therefore, when a petri dish from a home mold test tells you that you have mold, it is not telling you anything particularly useful since every home has mold!
  • If you suspect a mold problem but do not actually see it or smell it, these test kits do little to help you locate the problem or tell you how serious it is.
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When Should I Consider A Mold Inspection?

  • When visible mold is not present, but the smell of mold is. Here a mold inspection and mold test can reveal whether there is indeed elevated mold, and where it is located.
  • There have been plumbing leaks or water issues and there is a suspicion that elevated mold may exist in the air and/or behind walls.
  • Post Mold Removal Clearance Testing to ensure that the previous mold issue has been resolved and mold counts have returned to levels found in normal environments of the same type.
  • Health Concerns: In some cases, a doctor or the patient has a health issue that they cannot pinpoint the cause but seems to be related to mold symptoms (coughing, sneezing, headaches, etc). Here, a mold inspection and test may help to confirm whether the doctor’s or patient’s suspicions that a mold problem exists.
  • For real estate transactions for the protection of Buyers and Sellers.
  • Landlord/Tenant disputes as to whether there is a mold problem.
  • Someone thinks they see or smell mold but are not sure.
  • Someone is interested in a general Indoor Air Quality test of their environment.

Quality Inspections, Quality Solutions

Mold is a fungus that is very common in wet and damp places, mainly because it can survive by feeding on a lot of things that are generally found in the home. It doesn’t pose a health risk for healthy people, but it can cause a range of issues from allergies to breathing problems to serious infections. Also, since mold usually requires water to grow, the negative effects of mold increase with the amount of time it has been left untreated.

A mold test is a crucial part of the insurance / legal process when a “mold-related” injury or illness occurs. Mold exposure can cause a variety of health problems including allergic reactions, asthma, and toxicity. Some people have been sickened by exposure to mold, but have no obvious symptoms. Our tests can determine whether a building contains an elevated level of mold. In many cases, we find that there is a mold exposure issue in a home.

Your local mold testing experts. We provide the fastest, most reliable mold inspections in Woodruff, SC

Mold is a frightening issue. It can stop you sleeping and it can damage your health and property value. Is your home about to be infested? Are you on the verge of a health crisis? We inspect homes for molds and other potentially dangerous substances. Our mold inspection process is thorough and efficient, finding those creepy crawlies where they like to hide. So you’ll know for sure what condition your home is in – whether it needs immediate attention or not. We make sure that your mold inspector will carry out a thorough inspection – so you know how bad the issue is – and what the next step should be. Leave our professionals alone with your house – we know what we’re doing – and we won’t let you down. 

We’re not like other mold inspection companies. We don’t like our customers to wait and we won’t make you wait. 

By contacting a professional Woodruff mold testing company, you will secure peace of mind that you do or do not have a serious mold issue on your hands. If you have any questions, do not be afraid to reach out to us at your earliest convenience!

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