Mold Inspection

Professional Mold Inspection Service

I am helping residents from all over Milwaukee and surrounding suburbs to identify mold as substance which may be dangerous and toxic. If you live in any type of building or any area which is prone to humidity and precipitation, then you are likely to have mold problems in your home.

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The Mold Inspection Process

When a person suspects they have mold in their home, they should contact a certified and licensed mold inspection company.

Mold testing is necessary in cases where the extent of the contamination is not readily apparent.

For instance, a person may discover a small amount of mold on a ceiling that had been damaged by a roof leak recently.

As an experienced mold inspector, I know that there is likely a significant level of growth that has grown above the ceiling if mold is growing on the ceiling. If I have access to this area, such as an attic, I can make an observation visually. If I do not have access, then I have to perform what we call “inner-wall air sampling”. This is when I need to utilize a third-party testing laboratory. Samples are sent to an accredited laboratory for testing that will identify any fungal species present. This will provide us with the information we need to provide an accurate estimate for repairs.

A good mold inspector will not only examine the area of the problem within a home, but he will also perform a thorough inspection of both the outside and the interior of the house because it is important to have a complete picture of the situation.
Below are some of the key elements of a good mold home inspection.

EXTERIOR

  • Relative humidity and temperature.
  • Is the house situated high or low in regards to drainage?
  • Is there a slope toward the home or away from it?
  • Is there a lot of organic debris around the home?
  • Are there a lot of trees or bushes near the house?
  • What are roofs made of?
  • Is the foundation cracked on the outside?

INTERIOR

  • Temperature and humidity.
  • Does the home smell musty?
  • Are there any areas where the humidity level is unusually high?
  • Have water leaks ever occurred (roof, plumbing, HVAC, window) in the house?
  • Have any of the occupants complained of symptoms that are similar to those caused by mold toxicity?
  • Is the HVAC system regularly cleaned and maintained?

Places in the house where most mold infiltration occur

Bathrooms are full of moisture and steam, so it’s very common to find mold on your caulk, walls, and other parts of your bathroom. However, if it gets out of hand, you should speak to a bathroom mold removal specialist.

Unless you spend a lot of time down there, basements are often neglected parts of your home, so it’s easy for mold growth to be forgotten about and get out of hand. 

If your attic is not properly ventilated, moisture can build up and lead to mold growth. This mold can spread throughout your home if left untreated for too long, so it’s a good idea to speak to a mold abatement company if you spot mold in your attic. Don’t ignore it!

Removing mold from walls is no easy task, especially if it’s a toxic black mold which can be stubborn and cause serious health problems for occupants in the home. If your walls are moldy and you want a reputable mold removal specialist to tackle the problem for you.

It’s quite common for floorboards to become moldy over time, especially if they’re in an older building and they’re covered by a carpet. In the event that you find mold under your carpet or you find that your carpet smells musty and bad, you should probably call a mold removal specialist