Mold Testing Services


Mold Testing by Certified Inspectors   


Our Mold Testing, Indoor Air Quality Testing, and Mold Inspection Services Include:

Indoor air quality is generally compromised during time periods involving indoor construction projects and/or remodeling jobs.  Usually the adhesives, glues, and treatment processes (painting, varnishing, etc.) used in these projects are the main culprits in adding to the VOC "load" in the area.  Some materials of construction such as drywall, wood, tile, and stone, usually do not significantly off-gas, though unfinished wood naturally emits formaldehyde and terpenes.  Other materials, such as laminates, veneers, carpeting and vinyl materials can off-gas significantly.

Specific VOCs associated with materials of construction that may appear in an indoor air quality report include: toluene (adhesives, caulking, and spray paints); methylene chloride (paint and varnish removers); tetrahydrofuran (THF) (PVC pipe construction); benzene and xylenes (solvents, paints); chlorofluorocarbons, butane, isobutane, pentane, and 2-methylpentane (blowing agents in spray products); and glycols, glycol ethers, Texanol A and B (no VOC and low VOC paints). Broad ranges of VOCs can also be observed from the use of light solvents, paint thinners, oil-based paints, and floor finishes, as examples.

The lingering impact of VOCs post-construction will depend in part on the amount of ventilation available and the ambient temperature (i.e., higher temperatures result in increased rates of off-gassing, meaning that higher concentrations of VOCs are present at higher temperatures).  Regardless, VOC levels can remain elevated for months after completion of the project and will eventually dissipate over time.  Care should be taken to understand the health effects of any product used indoors.

As a home inspector, I can review and report on many things related to the soundness of the home.  But one thing I cannot observe with the naked eye are the airborne chemicals present in the home that could potentially affect the health of you and your family.                                                       

How can I know if the home air quality is safe?

  1. IAQ Home Survey is a relatively low-cost test designed to measure the chemicals in the air and find hidden mold.
  2. IAQ Home Survey can be performed during the home inspection or as an IAQ test only.
  3. IAQ Home Survey  reports the total amount of Volitile Organic Compounds (VOCs) found in the home and whether they are within a recommended safe range.
  4. IAQ Home Survey predicts the source of the VOCs and determines if the home is the source or if the VOCs are merely from the contents of the home.
  5. IAQ Home Survey is so sensitive it monitors for the chemicals released by actively growing mold, whether it is behind walls or underneath carpeting or flooring.
  6. Formaldehyde can be measured and reported individually for an additional charge.  This test is especially recommended for any home constructed within the past five years.
  1. Inner Wall Inspection: Using the Extech Borescope video camera we can drill a small hole in the wall material and insert the camera to document mold or water damage inside the walls.
  2. FOR COMPLETE "HOME PROPERTY INSPECTION" SERVICES FOR THE PURCHASE OR SALE OF A HOME, CONDOMINIUM, TOWNHOUSE, ETC., click on Home Inspections link at the top of this page, or call 619-253-4149 for a free estimate.



RADON GAS TESTING: Detect invisible and odorless Radon Gas.  ($85.00 per sample w/2 sample min. + service fee.)


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