Indoor Air Quality Testing
We have seen an increase of Mold in houses and condominiums since the heavy hurricane season of 2004. Heavy rain and strong winds damaged roofs and other areas of the house or condominiums allowing water to penetrate the building, thus allowing mold to grow and multiply into colonies.
Nobody wants to purchase a “sick house”. If you (or our inspector) suspect there is a chance the house or property might have a mold problem, we would strongly recommend having a Mold Inspection performed to confirm or rule out the presence of elevated and or toxic levels of mold.
Sterling Home Inspection Services will perform a basic (IAQ) Indoor Air Quality test after visually inspecting the interior of the property for visible mold. The inspector will collect air samples from inside and outside the house, this will allow for a comparison and to identify the type(s) of mold, and also the concentration of mold spore in the air.
The inspector will recommend using Z-5 Canisters to collect the air samples depending on the total square foot and layout of the property, then document times and areas where samples were collected. After all samples are collected and documented, the inspector will FedEx (overnight delivery) the Z-5 Canisters to Pro-Lab for analysis. All samples are sent to Pro-Lab to determine the type(s) and levels of mold present at time of the inspection.
Pro-Lab will email the results to you (the buyer) and to Sterling Home Inspection Services within two business days. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (904) 293-2250. For technical or scientific questions that require a detailed explanation regarding the air sample results, please call Pro-Lab at 800-427-0550