Thank you for allowing us to be apart of your home buying team. We want to tell you about one of those things already on your mind, The air in your home! Is it clean? Is there mold in the air? Or even visible mold in the home?

 

  We all want to breathe cleaner air, especially in our own home. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that we spend most of our lives indoors. It is essential to maintain an excellent air quality in your home and work environments. Air quality testing will test the air for mold spores and allergens in the air. Our inspectors can take samples inside your new home and a sample outside of the home. These samples are sent to a lab for processing. The outside sample will act as the control sample. Then if the spore levels are elevated in reference to the control sample, there may be a mold or moisture issue in your property.

 

  You Know You Can Get The Home Tested During The Home Inspection Process? 

Professional inspections and testing can be an extra expense that most people avoid.

Residential Mold Inspection Costs:

  • The cost of a mold inspection will vary and you can expect $600 to $1,000

  • Mold Inspection prices can range: $300 - $600 because companies have a base fee!

  • Then the companies charge $100 to $150 per air sample, you will need a minimum of at least 2 samples on a home up to 1,000 square feet and only one level. When the home is multiple levels you need one sample per level and per 1,000 square feet. 

  • The Average mold inspection cost can be upward of $650, Because samples are typically not included in the inspection fee as its a base fee for these companies.

  • Mold mitigation services: typically $500-$5,000; and even over $10,000 on some homes.

 

  However, Anarumo Inspection Services offers a cost-effective inspection and testing package with our International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2) that covers almost all the standard air quality concerns for only $325 (up to 3 samples) when performed during your home inspection. 

  • Visual assessment of common moisture areas

  • Air quality samples are taken in rooms that are of concern to the you or based on the inspector's expertise

  • 1 air quality test is taken outside (This is the control sample)

  • The only way to correctly identify mold is under a microscope by a trained professional. Identification is based primarily on the morphology of the spore and the hyphae, not its color

  • Professional lab report with an easy explanation of air quality findings

  The report identifies the mold type by

  1.  Fungal Types 

  2. Outdoor Habitat

  3.  Indoor Habitat 

  4.  Allergy Potential

  5.  Disease Potential 

  6.  Toxin Potential

  7.  Additional Comments 

Here Is A Few Correct Facts About Stachybotrys or A.K.A "Black Mold":

  • Most commonly Stachybotrys is typically a dark greenish-black color than a black color.

  • Did you know that there are over 20,000 species of "Black Mold" that is not Stachybotrys chartarum.

  • Also the color of Stachybotrys can appear different on drywall and wood than under the microscope and even in a culture plate.

  • This so called "Black Mold" can even appear to be white or pink depending on its environmental conditions, what and where it is growing, and the moisture levels of the area.

  • You can not determine a molds toxicity by color.

  • The only way to correctly identify mold is under a microscope by a trained professional in a proper lab setting.

  • Mold identification is based primarily on the morphology of the spore and the hyphae, not its color.