Mold Testing

Are the white spots mold? Only a lab test can say for sure. Also in the photo, a moisture meter reads 9.7%, which is a good reading.

Do you suspect a substance in your home could be mold?  If so, consider having a Mold Test done along with your Home Inspection.

If you decide to get a Mold Test, we’ll collect a sample. The sample will be sent to a lab where it will be analyzed.

When completed, you’ll get a report that will indicate whether the substance was or was not mold. 

If the report indicates mold, that means there’s excess moisture in the home that needs to be reduced or eliminated.

The cost of Mold Testing is $100.  (Not offered as a stand-alone service.  Only offered in addition to a home inspection.)

Mold Information From The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Basic Mold Facts

The test results indicated elevated mold.  What do we do?  How do we clean it up?

How do we keep the mold from coming back?

Key EPA statements about mold:

  • In most cases, if visible mold growth is present, sampling is unnecessary. (The next point explains why.) EPA Source
  • No EPA or other federal limits have been set for mold or mold spores. Sampling cannot be used to check a building’s compliance with federal mold standards (since there aren’t any). EPA Source
  • It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors; some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust. EPA Source
  • If there is mold growth in your home, you must promptly clean up the mold and fix the water problem. Mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present. EPA Source

Bill Wilkinson

  • Certified Professional Inspector
  • InterNACHI Certified Mold Inspector
  • Mold Tester