Total Mold Inspections
Serving Northern VA, Maryland, and D.C.
Toxic Mold in Townhouse, Family Told To Leave
Our limited-time special includes...
Professional air quality testing with samples sent to a certified laboratory.
We use a high quality air pump for the most accurate mold spore testing.
We open up your furnace to inspect for hidden black molds growing in the air conditioning ducts.
Our moisture intrusion inspection is done by a licensed home inspector who find the sources of moisture/water that feeds mold growth.
A detailed lab report with mold species, level of toxicity, and a PDF picture moisture report.
A professional consultation on mold remediation and moisture reduction strategies.
Limited Time Special
Mold Lab Testing
Regular price is $145 per sample.
For the average home, at least 1 outdoor control sample, and 2 interior samples are needed for a satisfactory mold test.
Regular price is $249+
A moisture intrusion inspection evaluates all of the exterior for water intrusion. We inspect the attic for roof leaks, and provide a digital report with actionable recommendations.
Why is Mold a problem today?
Since the 1970's, when there was a shortage of oil, home construction has changed dramatically. It is now common practice to heavily insulate homes, wrap the exterior with a vapor barrier, and create less ventilation from the outside air. This can cause the potential for mold growth if there is a water event. According to statistics from the Bureau of the Census, 35% of homes are damaged due to water or moisture yearly. With the wood, cellulose, and other organic materials used in buildings, this is now a fertile platform for mold growth.
All buildings can be affected by excessive moisture. The source of the water intrusion must be identified and fixed to prevent further mold growth. Suspected visible mold growth can only be determined by laboratory analysis for positive identification.
Identifying mold or mold problems should be done by a trained inspector who is knowledgeable in all factors of mold growth. A thorough inspection by us will identify all possible causes of mold growth within the premises. We can also take the appropriate samples for laboratory analysis of suspected mold growth.
Health and Mold
Mold is a fungus. The main purpose of mold is to break down dead materials, like wood and fiber that are used in building materials. There are good molds and bad molds. Some molds are used in making antibiotics, beer, and cheese, for example, while other types of molds can cause serious health effects.
Mold growth can start as soon as 24 hours after a water event has occurred. Mold can often be seen in the form of a discoloration or a stain. When molds are present in large quantities, called colonies, they become a health concern. Some people are sensitive to molds. Exposure to molds can cause symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation and can trigger Asthma episodes. Some people, such as those with serious allergies to molds, may have more severe reactions. Severe reactions may include fever and shortness of breath. Some people with chronic lung illness, such as obstructive lung disease, may develop mold infections in their lungs.
Mold growth in a building is often hidden!
You may suspect hidden mold if the occupants are reporting health issues or there is a musty odor or history of water intrusion. Mold may be hidden in places such as the back side of drywall, wallpaper, or paneling, the top side of ceiling tiles, the underside of carpets and pads. Other areas can be behind walls or above ceiling tiles where moisture has occurred or around windows and inside ductwork. There are many places for mold to "hide" and only a trained Inspector with the proper equipment can find these hiding places.
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Business Contact Information:
Insight Inspections LLC
2409 Terra Cotta Cir.
Herndon, VA 20171