Mold Inspection

Mold Inspection

Rockland County, Bergen County & Westchester County


Mold Inspection
A mold inspection is a thorough visual observation of the home, particularly any Basement, Crawlspace and Attic areas to identify signs of mold growth, water damage, ventilation and humidity issues. Moisture mapping is conducted on the building materials, using a moisture meter and or a Thermal Imaging Camera to determine if a there is any ongoing leaks and to identify any sources of moisture. The inspection may include some invasive measures including checking wall and ceiling cavities, beneath carpeting and inside the ventilation systems.

If you suspect that you may have a potential mold contamination within your home or workplace the first step is to contract an Independent mold inspection firm to determine if a mold problem may exist or not. Many mold removal companies are now requiring that a inspection be conducted and a mold removal protocol be provided prior to them supplying an estimate.

Conducting a mold inspection will identify or rule out a possible contamination within your residence or workplace.

The purpose of a mold inspection is to provide the client with information regarding the condition of the systems and components of the home that could contribute to microbial growth as they existed at the time of the mold inspection.

The mold inspection report communicates the information to the client through a written summary that describes the conditions found that could likely contribute to water damage or microbial growth on the inspected structure. Additionally, the report may include the results of laboratory testing on suspected mold samples taken from the structure.

The scope of the inspection is a visual observation of the readily accessible areas of the building, its components, and its systems. These areas include the following: grounds, exterior, structure, plumbing, interior, HVAC, and sampling protocols.

The mold inspection is limited to the readily accessible and visible systems and components of the home. The inspector will not dismantle and/or move equipment, systems, furniture, appliances, floor coverings, finished or fastened surfaces or components, personal property or other items to conduct this inspection or otherwise to expose concealed or inaccessible conditions. The inspection will not include destructive testing of any kind and excludes:

  • Indoor air quality except as related to independent lab results of inspector-collected samples authorized and purchased by the client.
    Presence of toxic matter except as related to the optional independent lab results of inspector-collected samples authorized and purchased by the client (as discussed above).
    Environmental hazards related but not limited to asbestos, lead paint, radon, urea formaldehyde insulation, or water quality.
    Items that are obstructed, inaccessible or not in plain view.
    Defects other than those associated with current visible conditions conducive to potential mold growth.
    The activation or the serviceability of any systems or components.
    The dismantling of any system, structure, or component, or any intrusive or destructive examination.
    Systems, components or structures not specifically identified in the mold inspection report including ones not permanently installed.
    The use of electronic or special equipment to detect or verify the presence of mold-conducive conditions except where contracted with client.
    The use of electronic or special equipment to detect or verify the presence of mold-conducive conditions except where contracted with client.
    Determining compliance with any codes, ordinances, or regulations.
    The advisability or inadvisability of the purchase of the property, its value, or its potential use.
    Geotechnical, engineering, structural, architectural, geological, hydrological, land surveying or soils-related examinations, or lab testing.
    The adequacy, durability, quality, repair cost, replacement cost, fair market value, or remaining useful life of any component or system.
    Termite or pest infestation.
    Disclosing or providing the means of remediation for any contaminants discovered during the inspection. 

Additionally, the following components or systems are NOT within the scope of the inspection: security systems, appliances, playground equipment, swimming pools, hot tubs/spas, lawn sprinkler systems, intercom and audio systems, antennas, central vacuums, solar systems, water softeners and filters, wells, septic systems, latent defects, adequacy of system designs, zoning or building code compliance.