Mold Inspections

Written by Seth Cotterell
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There are many household hazards, including mold, that need to be examined when you purchase a new home. For example, in many states, a termite inspection is required before a house can be sold. In others, evaluation of any lead-based materials used in construction or decoration are mandated. The condition of wiring and plumbing are major concerns.

Certified Inspections and Mold Inspections

All of these potential hazards can be identified and evaluated during a certified home inspection. A thorough home inspection will pinpoint these and other possible dangers so that buyers can rest easy and feel confident in their purchase. Along with the already mentioned tests, a home inspection should also include a mold inspection. Mold in the home can cause a variety of illnesses and can damage the structure.

The Indoor Environmental Standards Organization sets rigid standards about what are considered acceptable levels of mold and other pollutants. Air sampling is a common practice outlined by the organization to ensure air quality and resident health. Bad air and mold are detrimental not only to your personal health, but to the physical structures they contact. Therefore, it's important to seek out a home inspection agency that works within IESO standards, especially since these standards have been approved by the California Health Department.

The cost of a mold inspection is typically quite low. When you compare the cost of the inspection to the long term savings you can experience on things like home repair and health care, the benefits become clear. A mold inspection is an ideal way to protect not only the investment in your home, but also the health and well being of your family, pets, and friends.


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