If you suspect mold or want peace of mind your home doesn’t have a thriving mold colony, call us to schedule a mold inspection.
Sometimes mold colonies grow right before your eyes. An unvented bathroom can leave you with a moldy ceiling or walls, for example. However, when a water leak happens inside the walls or a roof leak hasn’t yet resulted in water coming through your ceiling, the condition is still ideal to activate mold and start the colonization process and you’d never know it was going on. Eventually you may notice odors or find that your family is having more allergy symptoms than usual, which leads you to wonder if you have mold somewhere. That is one type of situation that our mold inspection service here at AdvantaClean of Lake Norman, Hickory and Gastonia is best suited for.
Another reason to call us for a mold inspection is for peace of mind even though you have no signs of a problem. This is something you might want if you have someone in your home who has a respiratory condition. Another reason might be to want to check for mold in a home you have under contract to purchase. It is best to learn about a mold condition, which also means a moisture problem, before you close so you can renegotiate or have the seller resolve the problem. Finally, after a particularly rainy season in the Gastonia, North Carolina area, it isn’t a bad idea to have a mold inspection performed.
If you are unsure whether you should have a mold inspection done, you have questions about what is involved in a mold inspection, or you are ready to schedule one, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
FAQs About Mold Inspections
Mold spores occur naturally but are usually not at a dangerous concentration level to pose a health risk or even cause discomfort to someone with allergies or other respiratory conditions. However, for some people, it is essential to stay on top of knowing if there is a mold situation brewing before it gets way out of hand. A regular mold inspection is the best solution in those situations. At AdvantaClean of Lake Norman, Hickory and Gastonia, we offer mold inspection services in the Gastonia, North Carolina area, including addressing questions you might have about them. Common questions we’ve been asked in the past include:
How often should I call for a mold inspection?
The frequency will depend largely on the schedule necessary to give you peace of mind. If your home does not have any risk factors for mold activation and colonization, you may be fine with having it done every four or five years. Others may wish to have it done annually. We are happy to discuss what your comfort level is and make a recommendation for a mold inspection frequency that suits your needs.
Is mold testing part of a mold inspection?
Mold testing is an added service that is used when it is necessary to know the species of mold that was found in a mold inspection. We do not do it automatically, as the mold remediation is handled the same regardless of the species. If you do wish mold testing be done, we can connect you with a professional indoor air quality specialist who can take air samples or swab tests, depending on the circumstances.
Am I allowed to have a mold inspection on a home I’m purchasing?
Yes! All real estate transactions have an inspection period outlined in the purchase agreement that gives you a window of time when you can schedule various inspections, including a general home inspection, roof inspection, plumbing inspection, electrical inspection, and mold inspection. We highly recommend having a mold inspection done, as this will also indicate to you if there may be leaks in the house.
At AdvantaClean of Lake Norman, Hickory and Gastonia, we offer mold inspection services in Alexis, Belmont, Bessemer City, Catawba, Cherryville, Claremont, Connelly Springs, Conover, Cramerton, Crouse, Dallas, Denver, Drexel, Gastonia, Glen Alpine, Granite Falls, Hickory, High Shoals, Hildebran, Hudson, Icard, Iron Station, Lincolnton, Lowell, Maiden, McAdenville, Morganton, Mount Holly, Newton, Rhodhiss, Rutherford College, Sherrills Ford, Stanley, Terrell, Valdese, Vale, and Waco, North Carolina.