What is mold?
Home Mold Inspection Philidelphia PA Mold is a type of fungus that is present in our natural environment. Mold spores, which are tiny microscopic ‘seeds’, can be found virtually everywhere, including in homes, and are a part of the general dust found in homes. These spores can grow on building materials and furnishings if conditions are correct. Excess moisture is the critical factor in any indoor mold problem. Mold growth should not be tolerated in our homes. Health effects from exposure to mold can vary greatly depending on the person and the amount of mold in their home. The type of health symptoms that may occur include coughing, wheezing, nasal and throat conditions. People with asthma or allergies who are sensitive to mold may notice their asthma or allergy symptoms worsen. Individuals with severely weakened immune system who are exposed to moldy environments are at risk of developing serious fungal respiratory infections. There is wide variability in how different people are affected by mold exposures. However, the long term presence of indoor mold growth may eventually become unhealthy for anyone.
What we do?
As certified home inspectors we are trained to identify many issues which can contribute to moisture problems and poor indoor air quality.
As certified mold inspectors we will evaluate and test your environment for mold and make recommendations as to what your action steps should be. We perform air sampling, bulk sampling and swab samples.
All we offer are home inspection services, including home mold inspection, so you can be sure that we will give you accurate information and will not try and sell you a costly remediation. We are completely independent to represent your interests.
Radon gas testing
What is radon?
Radon Is a Cancer-Causing, Radioactive Gas. You cannot see, smell, or taste radon. But it still may be a problem in your home. When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General of the United States has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.
What we do?
Radon tests are done by a qualified NRPP certified tester who knows the proper conditions, test devices, and guidelines for obtaining a reliable radon test result. They can also:
- Evaluate the home and recommend a testing approach designed to make sure you get reliable results;
- Explain how proper conditions can be maintained during the radon test;
- Emphasize to occupants of a home that a reliable test result depends on their cooperation. Interference with, or disturbance of, the test or closed-house conditions will invalidate the test result;
- Analyze the data and report measurement results; and Provide an independent test.