What To Expect From A Mold Inspection

What To Expect From A Mold Inspection

The process of having your home tested for mold has been revolutionized by groundbreaking technology in recent years. The days of having to wait up to a week biting your nails for the final decision on whether or not you are living with mold in the home are over.

Mold is a type of fungus that can enter the home in countless ways, including excessive moisture buildups, leaky roofs, or general openings into the home from the outdoors. Mold can be extremely hard to control, so starting the inspection process as soon as you have suspicions is imperative.

If you can visibly see mold growing in a certain part of your home, it’s already too late. Mold spores float through the air and can find themselves flourishing throughout many objects and locations.

Now, this may sound scary, but you can count on the professionals at Valor Mold Removal to handle all of your mold remedy services!

Our Inspection Process

The first step to any mold inspection is to first get the homeowner on the phone to get the most in-depth information about the severity of the mold while answering more specific questions they may have. If there is no visible mold within the home, we dispatch our highly trained team members to the residence to then test the air for signs of mold.

Once the results are in, typically in just 60 minutes after sample collection, both parties are given the exact same information and can then start the next step.

If there are little to no traceable amounts of mold in the home, then nothing else needs to be done! Moderate to high levels of mold within the home are obvious causes for concern and are dealt with in a timely manner to reduce the level of spread within the home.

We test every room in the house to paint an accurate portrait of the living space as a whole, not just a single room. We can’t tell you how many times inspection services fail to test a basement or bathroom and overlook the mold problem completely.

State-Of-The-Art Technology

Unlike many other mold remediators, we are proud to provide our customers with the absolute best of the best. When it comes to the best, no other names come to mind in the mold business than InstaScope™ and DetectionTek.

DetectionTek is the genius behind their product Instascope™, their version of the already-reputable technology but this time geared toward mold.

You may have heard of DetectionTek in the past. First developed by the UK Ministry of Defense following the harrowing events on 9/11/2001, DetectionTek was put to use with the sole intention of instantly detecting anthrax in public transportation hubs.

After seeing how effective this technology is, the Colorado-based company developed a similar testing system for another harmful chemical in the air: mold.

The Instascope™ system provides exceptionally fast results and boasts a 100% accuracy rating. Not bad, huh? Plus, the results are instantly emailed to the customer in an easy-to-read format that aims to educate the reader, not confuse them.

Save yourself countless hard-earned dollars and unwanted headaches by having your mold testing done right the first time with the best technology.

Benefits Of A Mold Inspection

Despite the obvious reason for mold being an eyesore, there are seemingly countless benefits to having your home tested for mold.

A mold inspection tells you definitively whether or not you have mold within the home and is highly recommended when moving into a new home or if suspicions arise due to strange odors and growths.

Mold can be extremely dangerous, especially to newborns, pregnant women, elderly people, or those with underlying health conditions. Mold affects everyone differently. Symptoms that can arise after being in contact with mold include:

  • Skin rash 
  • Coughing 
  • Sore throat
  • Respiratory related illness
  • Can increase asthma or pneumonia symptoms


Start Your Mold Inspection Today!

At the end of the day, it’s better to be safe than sorry! Even if you are able to see the mold visibly with your eyes, it could have spread into other areas of the home that are not yet visible.

Landlords may require a mold inspection and testing to be done before agreeing to pay for any remediation services, despite there being visible evidence.

Here at Valor Mold Removal, we take our job very seriously. We know how important clean air is to ensure a healthy and happy lifestyle. That’s why we stay up to date on the newest technology while actively obtaining new certifications to showcase our talents.

If you are in the Washington D.C or Northern Virginia area, we are here to help! Give us a call at 703-897-7121 to schedule your mold inspection today!