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Mold Assessment & Testing


Need a home inspection and would like to include a mold test? Not sure whether or not their may be a mold problem? Mold surface testing and Indoor Air Quality Testing from HelloPro Home Inspections can help you identify the problem.

Why Get a dedicated Mold Inspection with Indoor Air Quality Testing along with your home inspection?​

Mold levels within a home can be scientifically assessed by taking swab surface samples and also by having a complete Indoor Air Quality Testing done for the home to have a certified lab produce those professional results. Further inspection, along with technology, may help determine how deep that mold may go within the walls or ceilings. Moisture conditions for mold growth may vary and change weekly.

Mold hides in dark corners, crawl spaces, and other hidden areas. For the untrained eye, mold is hard to find. Having a professional dedicated mold inspection along with an air quality assessment can help detect mold fast.

During more humid seasons, knowing a home’s mold status can help you take the appropriate measures for you and your family’s health.

Speaking of which, if anyone in in the home begins experiencing a worsening allergy or asthma symptoms, it’s a good idea to get a mold assessment to at least rule out mold as a potential cause or so you can take action if mold levels are too high.

The EPA estimates the air inside your home is 5X more contaminated than the air outside. Most people don’t think about the quality of the air inside their homes, but when you spend a considerable amount of time indoors, you’re breathing in contaminated air including increased molds and allergens which can cause respiratory complications. If you’re noticing an increase in fatigue, headaches, increased allergies, and problems breathing you should test the quality of the air inside your home.

Mold can Cause Serious Health Effects
... and Even Death

High concentrations of mold or other contaminants in an indoor environment can leave you and your family susceptible to serious health effects or even death. You need a home inspector you can count on to properly test for mold quickly and effectively; keeping your family safe and healthy is priority.

Typically, mold is caused by a much deeper problem which can be discovered during a home inspection.

As a 5 star rated home inspection company, HelloPro uses high tech equipment for accurate mold and air quality testing results. During our inspections, we can pinpoint leaks in plumbing pipes, cracks in exterior walls, or roof leaks into the attic, walls and crawlspace, which can all lead to excess moisture causing mold.

Being proactive to find the source of an underlying water issue is key during a home inspection. Once a mold or air quality issue is found and tested, you can then make an educated decision on how best to mitigate. Simply cleaning mold without knowing the source of the problem will only allow the mold to grow back again.

If you suspect mold, it’s best to avoid the affected area until a professional can help determine the type of mold and the source of the problem. Making sure your home is safe for you and your family is our number one goal.

What you should expect from our Indoor Air Quality Testing Process

We first want to better understand your concerns for mold & air quality testing; our goal is to help you feel more comfortable with the air you’re breathing by using the highest quality testing and laboratory results.

Next, we’ll help recommend the best level of testing that will address the concerns you may have.

While on site for your home inspection, HelloPro will start our mold and air quality inspections with an inside vs. an outside air assessment. Air samples may detect a problem before it becomes visible or if someone is trying to cover it up with a simple temporary cleaning. We will thoroughly inspect and may locate problem areas within the home using moisture meters, thermal imaging cameras and innovated high tech equipment to complete mold and/or air quality testing.

The samples collected will be submitted to a third-party  AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP Accredited Laboratory  for testing.

Mold Inspection Air Quality Test

And finally, we’ll provide you with a detailed air quality analysis from our exclusive microbial lab and you’ll get to speak directly with a microbial specialist to understand your report and help determine the best course of action if mitigation is needed.

If your mold and air quality analysis conclude elevated levels, you’ll want to follow specific recommendations for mitigation that should be completed by a professional mold remediation company.

HelloPro Home Inspections is an “inspect and test only” company; meaning we operate without a conflict of interest. This approach prevents unethical business practices by contractors looking to take advantage of people who fear mold problems by exaggerating the severity of an issue in hopes of gaining the remediation work. Therefore, HelloPro does not offer remediation services, but we’re happy to make a few recommendations for you to choose from on our Trusted Local Professionals page that you’ll find located on our website menu.

Causes of Poor Air Quality

It’s one thing to test for poor air quality but identifying the source of that poor quality helps bring the solution to effectively mitigate the problem.

Causes of poor indoor air quality include:  Moisture, Mold & Mildew Radon gas Smoke & odor damage Fumes from cleaning supplies Fumes from Paint Poor ventilation

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MOLD Information

Epidemiological studies in the U.S. and Europe have associated mold sensitivity with the development, persistence, and severity of asthma. Exposure to mold and the mycotoxins or toxins they produce can be absorbed through the skin, GI tract, or by inhalation of fungal parts. Suppression of the immune system by exposure to these types of pollutants has been linked to chronic diseases, even cancer.

Mold exposure can be harmful to your health. People with weak immune systems from diseases such as HIV infection, patients taking chemotherapy, people with existing lung disease, and those who have had an organ transplant are more susceptible to infections from mold and can have a severe reaction. 

The increasing awareness of mold problems in indoor environments has created high demand for mold investigation and inspection services. Fluctuations in air quality often go undetected until toxins accumulate to dangerous levels in an environment. Monitoring and promptly addressing air quality concerns before problems arise is essential to the health of your home, business, clients, and employees.

Sample analysis of your indoor space for air quality monitoring and fungal-related toxicity concentration including black mold is our specialty. 

Have peace of mind with our Lab Certified, Professional Results, and Detailed Report! 


Sewage Screening

Bacteria are microscopic organisms not visible to the naked eye. These tiny organisms are everywhere, both inside and outside of your body. They survive in a variety of environments and while some are necessary for life others can make you extremely sick. At Microbial Express Labs we offer a complete testing service that not only detects the presence or absence of sewage-related bacteria, we also quickly identify and enumerate them. 

Coliform bacteria are natural inhabitants of the environment and the intestinal tract of warm-blooded animals. It is their presence in drinking water that indicates that disease-causing organisms (pathogens) could be in the water system. A Total Coliform test is used as an overall indication of sanitation efficiency. The presence of total coliform, by itself, does not imply that the resource is contaminated, but it can reveal that one, if not more of the more serious types of harmful bacteria, such as fecal or E. coli bacteria, may be present. 

Escherichia coli (E. coli) is the major species in the fecal coliform (FC) group and is the best indicator of fecal pollution and the possible presence of pathogens or disease-causing organisms. 

E. coli bacteria are found in greater quantities than Total Coliform in animal fecal matter. Our Total Coliform test detects the presence of Total Coliform and E. coli. If E. coli is detected along with Total Coliform in drinking water, there is strong evidence that sewage is present. As a result, a greater potential for pathogenic organisms to exist. 

At Microbial Express Labs we offer a second layer to this test. In addition to the traditional test mentioned above, our Complete Fecal Coliform test adds the detection of Enerococcus faecalis. E. Faecalis  is also a fecal indicator organism and one of the various microorganisms used a positive control in the examination of water for human consumption. E. faecalis is a very stable bacterium. Its ability to survive in harsh conditions is greater than that of E. coli and in recent years there has been an increase in its resistance to many once used antibiotics. 

 A positive test implies a risk that pathogenic species may be present. Testing for bacteria is the only reliable way to know if your water is safe. You cannot determine the presence of disease-causing organisms by look, taste, or smell. 

It is recommended that well owners test their water for coliform bacteria at least once a year and more frequently if bacteria have been a problem in the past. Our trusted labs not only provide the detection of but also will enumerate the number of Coliforms/​Escherichia coli​ (​E. coli​), and Enterococcus faecalis bacteria. We provide fast, accurate results you can trust!

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