Because mold is a severe health hazard, we highly recommend all our clients include a mold inspection as part of any property assessment. With a mold inspection from TLC Home Inspections, you can be sure that you are doing your part to protect your home and loved ones from the dangers of mold. The process allows us to thoroughly analyze and test for mold both indoors and out. Our experienced inspectors serve Marble Falls, Georgetown, Round Rock, San Antonio, Austin, and surrounding areas. Contact our team today by calling (512) 900-2191  to schedule your mold inspection!

What is Mold?

Mold is tiny organisms that are essentially found everywhere in our natural environment. It exists in various colors such as black, white, orange, green, or even purple. In the outdoors space these organisms play a vital role in nature. We are exposed to mold every day, and in small amounts it is usually harmless.

However, when these mold spores travel through the air in your home and find a damp spot to call home they will start to grow. In turn more spores will grow and be released into the air where humans can easily inhale. The rate and area that this spreads can vary in severity, but mold is not something to take lightly. It can cause serious health issues if not dealt with swiftly, which is why you should be sure to schedule a mold inspection for your home.

When Should I Have Mold Testing Performed?

For your family’s safety, don’t buy a new home without a thorough mold inspection and termite inspection. Mold testing should be performed if…

  • You want to determine if mold is growing in your home.
  • You had any flooding or a water damage event.
  • You have a leak that has been present for more than 24 hours.
  • You smell a moldy odor.
  • Residents of your home experience long-term medical conditions without a known cause.
  • You find unusual stains on furniture or building material.
  • You suspect mold but do not see any visible mold growth.

Choose Our Expert Mold Inspectors

A mold inspection is more about detecting the presence of moisture than mold itself. The professional mold inspectors at TLC Home Inspections look for the root of the problem so that you can stop the source of moisture in your home, and subsequently stop the growth of mold. We begin every mold inspection with a visual assessment. Our inspectors may use specialized tools to locate moisture and places where water may be entering your home. Thermal imaging cameras (infrared or IR cameras) may be used to locate moisture that is behind walls or below floors and not found during the visual assessment. A certified mold inspector follows a set of standards and protocols to assure clients of the quality and comparability of test results.

  • Evaluate problem locations
  • Surface and Air sampling available
  • Photo documentation as needed
  • Written report of findings and Lab Results Report

In addition to our extensive mold inspection services, we provide other specialty inspections including termite inspections to the Austin area. Our fully-licensed and –insured team has what it takes to thoroughly inspect your home. Contact the mold inspectors at TLC today by calling (512) 900-2191  to schedule your mold inspection.