Mold Sample Testing
Why test for mold?
Certified mold inspection and mold sampling by Tennessee Inspection Services is designed to help you make decisions about a house by assessing potential health hazards and damage caused by the presence of mold. Our certified mold inspections include not only swab sampling, but a thorough examination of the home looking for any signs of water damage, water intrusion, ventilation problems, or any other conditions that could create a conducive environment for mold to grow. If you’re concerned about mold because you or someone in your family has sensitivities to it, a Tennessee Inspection Services mold testing and inspection can help independently confirm its presence and give you verifiable information to make remediation decisions. The lab analysis includes identification of genus or group of all fungi present, quantification of spores, and a general assessment of background debris found in the air of a home or in a particular area. We offer this service with a home inspection or as a stand-alone inspection.
How to get rid of mold?
It is not possible to get rid of all mold spores in every area since it is a naturally growing in the environment. There will always be levels of mold spores in the air , but it is important to do what you can to reduce mold growth inside the home. Since mold grows when spores attach to wet areas, it is important to take steps to reduce it inside the home. Moisture is what causes the spores to grow and if your home is known to have that problem, there is a chance mold spores will grow. Mold can grow on any surface and cause damage to more than just the house structure. Your personal belongings and furnishings can be exposed to high amounts moisture and cause mold growth in those areas of the home as well.
During our home inspections, we are trained and actively looking for moisture problems. What that means for you is that we will be able to identify potential problem areas so you can take steps to protect your home and your family from the damaging effects of mold growth.