The purpose of our mold and moisture inspections is to determine the amount of mold and moisture trouble and watch areas. While mold and moisture go hand in hand, they are not the same. We use modern technology to inspect concrete, wood, and drywall throughout the property for mold and moisture.
Moisture testing is done on exterior walls to determine if there are moisture problems behind the siding of the home or structure. Most of moisture issues in walls are the result of water intrusion, which typically results from water getting into the walls around windows or through improper prior construction. Water intrusion at exterior walls can often result in expensive repairs if it is not remediated quickly.
Mold testing can be done by air sampling or swab testing. Swab testing is typically done to surfaces that already appear to have a problem or where mold is clearly visible. Air sampling is done to find hidden mold. If there is moisture in the walls but no mold growth in the walls, air sampling for mold testing will not help. If there is mold in the wall but the wall is completely airtight, air sampling for mold won’t find the mold. We use a variety of methods to carefully inspect homes for dangerous and harmful mold and moisture.