Mold Inspection FAQs

by | Fredericksburg Mold Inspection

If you’re like most homeowners, the mere thought of mold in your home is enough to set off alarm bells in your head. Not only is this fungus unsightly, but it can also present a health hazard for you and your family, affecting the air quality in your home. Hardy Boys Inspection Services offers mold inspections in Fredericksburg, Lakeway, and the surrounding area that can help you determine whether or not you have hazardous levels of mold in your home. Check out some mold inspection FAQs below and then contact us today to request a quote.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mold Inspections

Why Would I Need a Mold Inspection?

There are a few different reasons you may want to request a mold inspection. If you are planning on renting or buying a property, you might want to make sure that there is no pre-existing problem with moisture or mold. If you recently discovered ongoing water damage in your home, then you may want to confirm there is no subsequent mold problem. You may also want to request a mold inspection if you have had mold remediation done to ensure the job was done properly. Some property owners request a mold inspection based on symptoms alone — they may be experiencing itchy eyes, sneezing, and a runny nose in certain areas of their home or building and want to rule out the presence of mold as the cause.

Can I Complete My Own Inspection?

DIY mold inspection is not something that we would recommend. This is a job for an experienced professional who has received the proper training and certifications needed to perform these services. This is critical for your health and safety and it ensures the most accurate, reliable results possible.

What Does the Inspector Look For?

When our trained mold inspectors come to your home, we will complete a thorough investigation to confirm or rule out the presence of mold. During our inspection, we will look for evidence of past or current mold growth, including:

  • Mold within the building, inside walls, and other areas
  • Sources of excessive moisture that could lead to mold growth
  • Evidence of wood decay and structural issues resulting from mold growth

If our inspectors spot any of these conditions, the details of the situation will be noted in our report so that you can provide your mold remediation company with as much information as possible.

Is All Mold Bad?

While many homeowners are alarmed to learn that there is mold in their home, it is important to understand that not all mold is bad. For example, there are two types of mold that naturally grow on wood and they are often found on two-by-fours and other structural framing components. These molds have a black appearance and can easily be mistaken for the dreaded black mold to the untrained eye. Our inspectors will send samples of any mold found in your home to a lab for testing to determine whether it is harmful or not and we’ll provide you with the results as soon as possible.

Is My Home Safe to Live In If There Is Mold?

The mere presence of mold is not enough to determine whether or not your home is safe to live in, so the answer to this question is not as black and white as we would like it to be. Your home’s habitability depends on a few factors, including the type of mold that is found, how much mold is found, where it is located, how it has affected the air quality in your home, and how extensive remediation will be. Our team is happy to provide our opinion on the matter, but in the end, this is a personal choice. If you have any concerns about your health and wellbeing, we advise you to do what you think is best.

Mold Inspection Services in Fredericksburg

Are you worried that you have mold in your home following an untimely water loss? Have you discovered mold during a remodel? Maybe you’ve had mold remediation completed and want to make sure the job was completed properly? Hardy Boys Inspection Services is your go-to source for home inspections and we also offer accurate and affordable mold inspection services in Fredericksburg and the surrounding area. Contact our team of experts today to request your quote. We look forward to hearing from you!