Expert Mold Inspections
Let the New York State Licensed Mold Assessors at Ace Home Inspections do a mold inspection of your home or business. We can help you take control of your home’s mold problems. Whether you can physically see mold growing or you just suspect a problem, we can help. We have the expertise and technology to find the mold, identify it and help you improve your home’s air quality.
Don’t let your family suffer needlessly from mold induced allergies or asthma. We can show you how to improve your home’s air quality while protecting your home from future mold related damage. We offer a full line of mold inspection, air quality sampling and consulting services.
We Specialize In:
✓ Mold Inspections and Home Inspections.
✓ Mold Assessments for Remediation Projects.
✓ Indoor Air Quality Testing Including Mold spores and foreign particulate matter.
✓ Testing of HVAC systems.
✓ Mold Sampling for Lab Analysis.
✓ Clearance Inspections for completed mold projects.
Investigating and Detecting Mold
The process begins with an initial inspection of the property. We inspect for mold in the property using various tools such as moisture and humidity meters, infrared thermometers, borescopes and cameras. This is accompanied by an initial interview of the occupants to help determine cyclical patterns and the most affected areas. We determine the best places to sample and what kind of sampling would be needed to get you the answer you need. Samples are sent to microbiological laboratories for analysis. The results of those samples are put up against our inspection findings to come to conclusions regarding the nature and spread of the mold growth in your Albany area home.
Common Causes of Mold Growth Found During Mold Inspections
Common sources of mold growth found during mold inspection are: Unchecked plumbing leaks, leaks in the roof, condensation around windows or other poorly insulated areas, kitchen or bath exhaust fans that aren’t vented properly, air conditioner or refrigerator drip pans. Homes located in flood prone areas or those with improper grading around the foundation or clogged gutters are also apt to have problems with mold. If any of these conditions exist in your home, you might want to contact Ace Mold Inspections to perform a mold inspection.
Health Effects of Mold
Symptoms of mold exposure include a stuffy or runny nose, eye irritations, dry cough, headaches, asthma or other respiratory problems or even skin rashes. If you or a family member has any of the symptoms of mold exposure, air sampling and mold testing by a professional mold inspection service may be your first step in determining the extent of the problem.
Mold Inspection: Law Changes in NYC and New York State
Mold Inspection in all of New York State is now governed by a new law in effect January 1, 2016. This law states that no mold inspection in New York State may be undertaken over 10 square feet in nature without a Licensed Mold Inspector (Mold Assessor) both assessing the job before remediation takes place and then clearing the job after completion.