You are searching for more on mold
inspection, testing for mold, mold detection,
the mold test, or even smartly narrowed
it to Chicago mold inspection,
Chicago mold testing service, or mold
expert in Chicago (or the equivalents).
page has all you need to know about Chicago
mold inspection process and the mold tests
that follow it. (For the dangers of mold, go to
Symptoms of Mold; Dangers of Mold in House
health issues page. For our
mold testing qualifications, go to the
Mold Inspector page.
you have mold, and need to find out more. Do you search for a
do-it-yourself mold test? A
certified mold inspection company?
Or go right to mold remediation company?
depends on your situation. First, lets consider
the DIY mold test kit. Done correctly, It
will usually confirm mold in the home,
but the variables of a
poorly designed mold test, contaminated handling, or
incorrect interpretation can all contribute to incorrect or
irrelevant results. For these reasons, only a
mold inspection will
be honored in an insurance claim, lawsuit, or
as certification (either absence or presence) of
mold in the house when buying or selling a home.
In those cases, you'll pay again for a
professional mold inspection.
then why not search for a Mold Remediation
Company and let them do the mold
Some even advertise free or cheap mold
Mold remediation companies make their
money from the much costlier job of mold
cleanup. This inherent conflict of interest
opens the possibility of costly up selling based
on interpreting or slanting the mold test itself. You can never really be sure the mold
testing itself is completely unbiased unless
you use an independent mold testing
agency. A quality, professional mold
inspection will always have a cost. Why not be
certain it's independent and unbiased?
a certified mold test from an
independent mold inspection
company is what to look for?
the benefits, most people would say yes. Chicago Inspection Agency will not
only generate an unbiased mold test
report, based on a certified mold inspection,
but will also and provide you and your family a
personalized mold health advisory and
direction for your next course of action. No
difficult instructions to follow. No
incomprehensible terminology. No doubt from
anyone about accuracy. Above all, no conflicts
of interest. We are your advocate. We dedicate
our knowledge gained from thousands of
Inspections in over a decade of Chicago mold
testing solely to you.
In summary, a CIA mold
Personalized Q&A about your family's
health conditions, addressing
mold health concerns specific to
Exacting mold inspection with
a detailed certified mold test
report of the
entire area contracted for all mold
types, locations and concentrations.
One-on-one interpretation of the mold test
explaining the concentrations and types of
and associated specific mold health risks
it poses to your family.
Seasoned, independent advisory
on what options are available to take next.
independent baseline to
use for contracting a remediator.
This in-hand mold report allows both
apple-to-apples competitive bids,
and eliminates any chance of costly
up selling based on slanted mold
tests. (Tip: A remediator offering
free mold testing will always find
in your home!)
certified mold inspection
from a professional
with associated mold test report honored by insurance
carriers, and admissible in court.
the certified mold test report
assures independent verification of
the presence or absence of mold when
buying or selling a home. This both
protects the buyer and adds value
for the seller.
With the initial independent
baseline, CIA can schedule a
certification of remediation mold
test after your mediator work is
done to assure any no-mold guarantee
has been properly met.
One call, single source for
additional indoor hazard testing
such as Radon,
and Volatile Organic Compounds
(such as formaldehyde).
Fully licensed, BBB A+ rated home
inspection services - a
convenient, one stop for for
homeowners, whether buying or
Foundation Crack repair to
remediate moisture sources for mold
in leaky basements
What exactly is involved with a mold
inspection from Chicago Inspection
First and foremost we listen to your
concerns. We ask about health of your
family, other occupants, why you think
mold is in the home. We also
address you budget concerns. After the
initial interview, we'll propose your
options and generate a mold
inspection quote. Considering our
quality and commitment, you'll be
surprised how reasonable our prices are!
What mold detection do you use?
standard mold test requires taking an
outdoor air sample (as a control for the general
air quality in your area - Many people check the
Chicago Mold Count
everyday!) and then an indoor air
sample (or set
samples). We bring a professional air pump that
pulls air at a correctly calibrated rate through
the state-of-the--art Z5 system canister from
Pro-lab. (the Z25 is the top line system from
Pro-lab, the 1# seller of mold testing
supplies in the the USA). In cases where the
mold is evident, we can also take additional
swab or tape samples for more exacting analysis. The canister
and swab or tape samples are then
sent to Pro-Lab for professional laboratory
analysis, and within a few days the results are
back for our consultation with you. PDF copies
of actual tests are here for your inspection:
to view the initial Chicago mold test.
here to view follow-up mold test
(after remediation) at the same property.
Notice the chain of custody, canister serial number tracking, and
exacting airflow and test type tracking. This professionalism is just
one of the reasons why can trust CIA for your mold inspection.
What else in involved in a mold inspection?
the source of the mold isn't
readily evident. Mold in homes
can hide behind walls, in flooring,
ceilings, carpeting - virtually anywhere
there is moisture and a food source to
grow (mold doesn't need steak to thrive
- wet drywall is just fine, thank
hidden mold, CIA will use
a moisture meter.
Our highly sensitive moisture meters detect both the presence and levels
of saturation and in virtually any material - drywall, stone, concrete,
wood, vinyl and many more. When touching the surface to be tested, it
sends a non-invasive electrical signal into the material (up to approx.
1" thick). The meter then assesses in relative terms whether it's dry,
borderline, or saturated, and returns exact levels numerically. It's not
affected by surface moisture, so it can test below the surface even if
it's wet on the outside.
How important is the mold testing issue in selling my home, and
buying a new one. I Googled "black mold and home selling" and got
some disturbing results.
Surely, mold in your home is a
problem for your family's health, but
when buying and selling, it's becomes
Selling a home with mold, or
buying one without disclosure often
winds up in court. According to the
Insurance Information Institute,
homeowners' toxic mold claims can reach
$100,000 or more and commercial claims
can run into the millions. The typical
buyer or seller property dispute
involving toxic mold now average
$15,000 to $30,000 to handle, compared
with $3,000 to $4,000 for claims not
involving mold. Back In 2003, The
Insurance Institute recorded over 10,000
ongoing lawsuits across the country. The
number today is likely an order of
magnitude higher, and since as the science
has evolved, judges at every level have
upheld that toxic mold exposure is
"indicative of a causal relationship."
in many severe illnesses. The economics
of mold translates into real dollars in
value for homes with mold issues versus
homes certified mold free. You can't
avoid it - whether buying or selling,
the question of mold in the home
will come up. Having a
professional, certified mold
inspection from CIA done is the best
way to start. And don't forget, Chicago
Inspection Agency can do your
radon, VOC, and home
you are staying where you are, or buying or selling your
property, don't find out too late how
critical mold testing can be to the
health of your family or successful transaction of your property.
Thank you for searching. We're
glad you found us, and look forward to
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