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DOES YOUR HOME HAVE MOLD?... LET US HELP YOU FIND OUT.

Mold Information You Must Know!

Mold is a type of fungus that can grow in damp and humid environments. It can cause serious health problems, including respiratory issues, allergies, and infections. Mold can also damage the structure of your home and lead to costly repairs. Therefore, it is important to get a mold inspection to detect mold growth early and prevent further damage. With Wiggins Home Inspections (WHI) we can effectively help you identify hidden sources of moisture instruction into the home, detect signs of mold growth, identify the type of mold present through sampling and testing,  and recommend preventative tactics and a mold removal plan.

Getting a mold inspection is crucial for maintaining a healthy and structurally sound home. By detecting mold growth early, you can protect your family's health, prevent costly repairs, and ensure a safe living environment.

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Mold Inspection and Sampling with a Home Inspection

This option for a Mold Inspection and Sampling is conducted with a full home inspection and is the most cost effective. These can can be done as a precaution or when there is already a known or suspected mold issue. This Mold Inspection and Testing includes the following:

  • Three total samples - one outdoor air sample as a control test, one indoor air sample, one additional swab or air sample at the inspector's or clients discretion of apparent mold affected area.

  • Indoor and outdoor temperature/ humidity readings at the time of inspection.

  • A detail written report that includes the test conditions, test sample locations, areas of moisture intrusion, sample results from a certified lab, and recommendations for further action (if necessary) by an certified mold specialist/contractor.

  • Additional samples (excluding the three include samples), air or swab, can be done for an additional $50 per sample. 

  • Swab samples are recommended in addition to the standard air samples when a known or suspected mold issue is found.

Cost: $150

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Mold Inspection and Testing without Full Home Inspection

Mold Inspections and Testing without a full home inspection are conducted as a stand-alone ancillary service and can generally take 1 1 1/2 to 3 hours depending on the size of property to perform. While Mold Inspections and Testing with a home inspection utilize information found during the home inspection to help determine the cause of the mold issue, a Mold Inspection and Testing without a home inspection requires more evaluation while WHI is on-site. This inspection includes the following:

  • Three total samples - one outdoor air sample as a control test, one indoor air sample, one additional swab or air sample at the inspector's or clients discretion of apparent mold affected area.

  • Indoor and outdoor temperature/ humidity readings at the time of inspection.

  • A detail written report that includes the test conditions, test sample locations, areas of moisture intrusion, sample results from a certified lab, and recommendations for further action (if necessary) by an certified mold specialist/contractor.

  • Additional samples (excluding the three include samples), air or swab, can be done for an additional $50 per sample. 

  • Swab samples are recommended in addition to the standard air samples when a known or suspected mold issue is found.

  • A visual non-invasive inspection of the exterior and interior including checking for odors that may indicate moisture intrusion and potential mold growth. 

  • A visual inspection of the attic area(s) for signs of moisture intrusion from the exterior and air leakage issues/condensation from interior.

  • A visual inspection of the heating, cooling, and ventilation systems for potential area(s) of concern such as condensation.

  • Use of infrared camera to help determine temperature anomalies of surfaces that can lead to, or are caused by moisture intrusion.

  • Use of an moisture meter at areas where temperature anomalies are found and past or present moisture staining.

Cost: $220

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HEALTH EFFECTS OF MOLD

The presence of mold spores in the home can cause irritation to the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. It can trigger asthma attacks and can be particularly troublesome for persons who have compromised immune systems.

4 of the most common molds found indoors

  • Penicillium/Aspergillus

  • Aspergillus

  • Cladosporium

  • Alternaria

The effects of a particular mold species on the occupants of a home should be evaluated and advised by a medical professional.

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