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A Bit About Mold

Mold spores are virtually everywhere, making mold difficult to avoid. While it's usually harmless to humans, mold can become a problem when it grows indoors. Indoor mold growth can occur anywhere that has a supply of moisture. Places like an improperly ventilated attic, crawlspace, improperly installed insulation, plumbing leaks, flooded areas, and more. Mold growth can even start in as little as 24 hours.

A mold inspector checking mold growth on drywall.

The Dangers of Indoor Mold

Mold is not only disgusting, it's also potentially dangerous. Some people have sensitivities to mold (allergies), and can experience Hay Fever like symptoms year round. In the cases of infants, elderly, asthmatics, and people with suppressed immune systems or lung disease can have much more severe issues. Mold may even be linked to respiratory illnesses in otherwise healthy children. Research in this area is still ongoing, so all mold should be treated as hazardous for the safety of your family.

Infamous Black Mold (Stachybotrys chartarum)

Black mold acquired a very ominous reputation after being connected to a cluster of acute pulmonary hemorrhage/hemosiderosis (bleeding of the lungs) cases among infants in Cleveland, Ohio in 1994. Although black mold is less common than many other types of mold, it is not rare. While research into the connection between black mold and major health problems is still in progress, it should be treated similarly to other serious health threats like asbestos, lead, and radon.

Areas Covered in a Mold Inspection

I'll search for any indications of current or previous indoor mold growth, and give recommendations to eliminate the problem. Common problem areas include the attic, crawlspace, basement, and around plumbing fixtures — though mold can grow anywhere as long as there's moisture. The most important part of any mold inspection is identifying the moisture source. The mold cannot be eliminated unless the moisture problem is resolved.

A patch of mold growth on a wall.

Surface & Air Sampling

A mold inspection also involves taking samples from surfaces where mold growth is suspected, as well as taking samples from the air within the home using specialized equipment. These samples are then sent to a nationally certified laboratory to identify the types and concentration of mold growing within the structure.

I also Offer Self-Service (DIY) Sampling!

If you don't need a full visual inspection and would prefer to save a few bucks, then you can take advantage of my self-service option. I will send you the equipment for the samples, including instructions. Once you have collected the samples, you just need to ship those samples and the equipment back to me. Shipping and handling, as well as any media and lab fees, are all included.

My self-service mold sampling kit includes a fixed number of surfaces, or a fixed number of air samples. Or you can do both. Additional samples are available for a fixed fee per sample.

Refer to my pricing page (or click here) for a full breakdown of the fees.

If you are taking air samples, then I do require a deposit of $300 for any possible damage or loss of the air sampling equipment. The deposit will be refunded once the samples and equipment are returned.
The equipment provided for the DIY testing kits must be shipped back to me within 3 days of initial receipt. If the return shipment has not been initiated within 3 days of receipt, then there will be a late fee of $25 for each additional day.

Mold Inspections
in Arlington & the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

I & O Inspections provides mold inspections in Dallas-Fort Worth, Arlington, Denton, Hillsboro, Mineral Wells, Rockwall, and everywhere in between. Not sure if that's you? Give me a call at (682) 238-3844 or send me an email.

Find out if your home has hidden mold, and identify the cause. Schedule a mold inspection now or give me a call at (682) 238-3844.