Black Mold On A Bedroom Wall
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Mold On Wood Paneling
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Stachybotrys On Sheetrock
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Black Mold On A Ceiling
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Yellow Mold On A Joist
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Swab Sample Of White Mold
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Sampling Mold On A Ceiling
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Taking A Sample Of Mold On Paneling
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Exterior Air Sampling to develop a Baseline
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Interior Air Sample
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Inspector Paul is a Level 300 certified mold inspectors from the Environmental Solutions Association, the world's leading training and education institute on mold inspection.

We follow mold inspection and sampling protocols that meet or exceed the standards established by: The United States Environmental Association, The New York City Department of Health, and The American conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.

We follow strict sampling guidelines, utilize legal chain of custody paperwork, and send all of our mold samples to accredited laboratories for testing and analysis.

 

We offer 5 different levels of Mold Inspection Services:

 

Limited Sampling Inspection

 

Fee $ 300.00 includes the first 2 samples

 

Sampling in client defined areas of the dwelling & lab analysis

Mold Screen Inspection

Fee $ 500.00 includes the first 2 samples

Visual assessment of the entire dwelling, identification of any “red flags”, client directed sampling of “red flags”, & lab analysis

Mold Survey Inspection

Fee $ 1,500.00 min (includes samples)

Detection of the presence of microbial problems in all readily accessible areas of the property, collection of appropriate data elements to enable remediation specifications to be produced, & lab analysis.  Identify, determine cause, and provide corrective measures for all mold sources discovered in the entire house.

Mold Clearance Inspection

Fee $ 400.00 includes the first 3 samples

Designed to determine the effectiveness of remediation efforts and to document the absence of microbial problems before renovations begin

Post Cleaning Inspection

Fee $ 400.00 includes the first 3 samples

Designed to determine the effectiveness of remediation efforts and whether mold problems still exist in designated area(s)

Mold Sample Inspection Rates (includes lab fees)

● Swab Sample          $ 100.00 each

● Air Sample              $ 100.00 each

● Carpet Sample        $ 110.00 each

● Bulk Sample           $ 100.00 each

● Wall Sample           $ 100.00 each

Crawl Space Air Sample
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Mold Inside A Air Conditioning Duct
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 Mold is a microscopic organism found virtually everywhere indoors and outdoors.  Mold can be found on food, plants, and other organic material.  Mold can also be found on cardboard, paper, ceiling tile, sheetrock, carpet, carpet padding, wood, plaster, and air conditioning dusts.

 

The following are some sources of indoor moisture that may cause mold problems in your home or workplace:

  • Flooding
  • Leaky Roofs
  • Humidifiers
  • Damp Basements or Crawl Spaces
  • Plumbing Leaks
  • House Plants
  • Steam from showers, baths, and cooking
  • Clothes dryers vented indoors

 

Mold spores are easily detached and made airborne.  When moldy materials become damaged or disturbed, spores (reproductive bodies similar to plant seeds) can be released into the air. 

 

People at high risk for adverse reactions to mold exposure are:

  • Infants
  • Children
  • Elderly
  • Immune Compromised Individuals
  • Pregnant Women
  • Individuals with Existing Respiratory Conditions

 

Mold can cause a wide range of health problems including:

  • Wheezing
  • Nasal & Sinus Congestion
  • Watery & Red Eyes
  • Nose & throat Irritation
  • Skin Irritation
  • Aches & Pains
  • Fevers
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema

 

Black Mold or Stachybotrys Chartarum (atra) aka: Toxic Mold

 

Stachybotrys Chartarum (atra) is a greenish-black toxic mold that colonizes particularly well in high cellulose material such as straw, hay, wet leaves, dry wall, carpet, wallpaper, fiber-board, ceiling tiles, thermal insulation, etc.  It does not grow on plastic, vinyl, concrete, or ceramic tiles.  It is not the green mold on bread or the black mold on the shower tiles.

There are about 15 species of Stachybotrys or Black Mold known throughout the world.  This toxic mold grows in areas where the relative humidity is above 55%.  Before drying Black Mold (aka: Stachybotrys) is wet and slimy to the touch.

 

Stachybotrys or Black Mold produces a mycotoxin that causes human mycotoxicosis.  This type of mold is though to be a possible cause of the “Sick Building Syndrome”.

 

The following is a list of symptoms associated with exposure to Stachybotrys or Black Mold spores:

 

  • Pulmonary hemosiderosis (bleeding in the lungs)
  • Respiratory problems
  • Nasal & sinus congestion
  • Eye Problems
  • Dry, hacking cough
  • Sore throat
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Skin Irritations
  • Central Nervous Systems Problems (constant headaches, memory problems, mood changes)
  • Aches & pains
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Immune suppression
Paul King
Charlotte, NC / Fort Mill, SC
704-INSPECT
704-467-7328
Serving Charlotte, NC Mecklenburg, NC Pineville, NC Matthews, NC Mint Hill, NC Weddington, NC Waxhaw, NC Union, NC Fort Mill, SC Tega Cay, SC Rock Hill, SC Lake Wylie, SC & York SC.

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