Mold Testing

Mr. Home Inspection Services Provides Third Party Mold Testing and Inspection Services

Mold and mold spores are all around us. There are many types of mold, and they reproduce by means of microscopic, airborne spores. Mold can start growing indoors when its spores float inside from outdoors and land on surfaces that are damp. Exposure to mold by inhaling or touching mold spores can cause allergic reactions and irritation to the lungs, eyes, skin, nose and throat. Mold that gets established will gradually destroy the items it grows on, including home furnishings and structural components. You can prevent damage to your home and furnishings, save money, and avoid health problems by controlling unwanted moisture intrusion and eliminating potential mold growth. Mold testing can protect your investment and your family’s health by revealing unseen mold and warning signs of mold growth.

The impact of mold on human health depends on several factors, including:

  • the particular susceptibility of the person exposed to the mold
  • the type of mold
  • the concentration of the mold
  • the duration of the exposure and the current stage of the mold’s life cycle

There are tens of thousands of types of mold. Only a few dozen are actually found to have a toxic effect on human beings, and these may only be toxic during certain phases of their existence.

More Information about Mold Testing

Sample mold testing is completed by a local Calgary lab EMSL Analytical Inc.  with easy-to-read Mold View lab reports. Normally the report is done in 24 hours, but it can take up to 72 hours to complete. How much does it cost? Each sample is $75.00 + GST. The Standards of Practice requires 1 outside sample and 1 sample per level. So a bungalow would require 3 samples with a total cost of $225. + GST.

Let me inspect your home or business for mold. Call Mr. Home Inspection Services today at 403-455-5058, or contact me online to arrange an in-home test.