Mold is everywhere. We need it in our environment to break down our trash and organic material in nature. That said, we also want to make sure there are not abnormal levels of mold in our homes. There are three conditions that would warrant have a mold survey conducted in a home.
1. A musty scent is detected or damp areas were discovered on drywall or flooring.
2. A person living in the home has severe allergies, asthma, or has a suppressed immune system.
3. A prior water leak was disclosed, but no documentation exists to verify mold remediation.
If one or more of these is true about the home you are purchasing, we recommend having a mold survey conducted during the course of the home inspection.
This process takes about 30 minutes and lab results are available within two days of the survey. The accuracy of the results are guaranteed for up to $3,000 if mold is found within 90 days after the survey.