The Importance of Getting a Mold Inspection

By
Home Inspector with NextDay Inspect

Mold can be a serious health hazard, especially if it's located in areas where people breathe in the air. If you're considering buying a house, it's important to get a mold inspection to make sure there are no hidden problems.

When Should You Get A Mold Inspection?

You should get a mold inspection any time you're considering buying or selling a property. Mold can cause respiratory problems and even fatalities in high concentrations.

Can I Get A Visual Mold Inspection From A Company?

Yes, some companies offer visual mold inspections that allow you to see if there are any hidden problems with the property. Make sure to ask about this service before hiring anyone. Luckily, the inspectors over at NextDay Inspect would be glad to have that done with a simple mention upon scheduling. 

How does a mold inspection help with remediation?

A mold inspection not only detects and documents any potential mold issues, but it also provides information about the type of mold, its presence in high concentrations, and whether remediation is necessary. Knowing this ahead of time can help speed up the process of fixing the issue and preventing further health concerns.

How can you tell if mold is present on your property?

There are a few ways to detect mold, but the most common is the use of a microscope. This is why taking air or swab samples are important, as it can allow the lab technicians to properly identify the mold. This inspection can also be done via a visual inspection of walls and ceilings, although this method is less accurate. One of the drawbacks of this method is that it can't determine whether mold has infiltrated Sheetrock or other materials.

What should you do if you find mold?

If you find evidence of mold, the first step is to remove any and all affected materials. This includes anything that could be contaminated, such as insulation, drywall, and cabinets. Once these items are removed, it is important to seal off the area so that the mold doesn't spread. You can do this by caulking all holes and cracks in the surface, installing a new roof or floor, or using an airtight sealant. If the mold has infiltrated Sheetrock or other materials, then it may be necessary to have these items replaced.

Mold can be a serious health concern and should always be addressed as soon as possible. By getting a mold inspection before purchasing a property or when there are any signs of mold activity, you can ensure that your safety is always top priority.

How To Get A Mold Inspection?

There are a few ways to get a mold inspection: hiring an inspector directly, contacting a company that offers inspections, or using online resources like HomeAdvisor. whichever route you choose, be sure to research carefully so you're getting the best possible deal. Don't be tricked by cheaper inspections, there are countless benefits from obtaining a mold inspection that contains a plethora of information surrounding the species, spore count, and elevation status of sampled areas.

Comments (2)

Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!
Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

Aug 09, 2022 05:31 AM
NextDay Inspect

Thank you Joe! Greatly appreciate your feedback. Have a great week!

Aug 10, 2022 10:51 AM
Fred Sweezer Sr. CMI, LLC.
Hud Certified 203K Consultant - Long Beach, CA
Certified Home Inspector

Thanks for posting !

Aug 10, 2022 12:37 AM
NextDay Inspect

Hello Fred, no problem! Awareness is very important, especially considering environmental evaluations.

Aug 10, 2022 10:52 AM