Mold Testing, Mold Inspection and Mold Sampling in Phoenix & Scottsdale, AZ
Affordable Home Inspections provides two types of mold related services:
1. MOLD SAMPLING - Air and Surface - $125.00 per sample
Air mold sampling consists of withdrawing a metered amount of air performed in the contaminated areas to determine the amount of mold spores and to help in the assessment of mold growth and the types of mold active in the living areas. The samples are then shipped overnight to Environmental Microbiology Laboratories, Inc (EMLab). An easy to read and follow laboratory analysis report will be taken from the samples. Delivery of the test results can be mailed, faxed, or emailed with 48 to 72 hours. A minimum of 2 samples must be taken as an outdoor sample is used by the laboratory for comparison purposes. The laboratory Report will provide a summary of the following:
• How to easily understand the analytical results of the samples
• General information on how to interpret the Mold Score
• The types and quantities of mold spores found
• Definitions and descriptions of each mold type found
• Recommendations and approved guidelines for resolving mold problems.
Surface Sampling consists of swab, tape, or bulk testing. The mold samples are collected from the contaminated areas using lift tape, specialized sterilized swabs, and or cutting out portions of the materials. From there, the samples are sealed in an airtight container and shipped to the laboratory for analysis. The laboratory results are ready for review within 24 to 72 hours and can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to all concerned parties.
2. MOLD INSPECTION - $199.00 Flat Fee (Phoenix & Scottsdale)
A MOLD INSPECTION consists of a non-invasive visual inspection of all potential leak areas such as: Roof leaks, Mechanical HVAC & Appliance leaks, Plumbing pipes, and drain leaks. Surface and area drains and slope drainage. Wall and Window leaks. Exterior lawn and landscape irrigation. The inspection provided inside and out is for the purpose of detecting leaks, mold, or damp areas and potential problems that could lead to moisture intrusion into the home. During the mold inspection, specialized tools such as moisture detecting meters can be used to help uncover potential moisture intrusion into areas not always accessible.
More information regarding American Home Labs- Environmental Microbiology Laboratories Inc. and American Home Laboratories offer a fast, easy, and inexpensive way with the use of Mold Report to help home owners answer the question:
American Society of Home Inspectors
Member Home Inspections USA
Inspection Training Associates
International Association of Certified Home Inspectors