Mold Testing

Avoid Potentially Lethal Hazards that Could Plague You in the Future!

Mold causes health problems. Homes with extreme mold infestations can be rendered uninhabitable. The most common kinds of molds look like small black circles or small colorful circles or white, web-looking growths with spreading threads. Severe mold infestations can look like solid layers of black or white/gray organic material.

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How We Test for Mold

At Total Home Consultants, we take mold seriously. We follow thorough protocols to identify existing mold as well as to identify environments conducive to mold growth.

Step 1

Visual Inspection

Total Home Consultant inspectors visually examine all areas of the home, including crawlspaces, basements, exterior walls, and living spaces. We use moisture meters and other detection devices to identify hidden places where mold could be growing (i.e., behind walls or under cabinets).

Step 2

Air Sampling

When we find mold or suspect mold growth (because of conditions our testing devices have detected), we take samples of air in the home. Why? Because air contains particulates. Looking at the types and amounts of particulates in the air—including mold spores—informs us about the toxins present.

Step 3

Physical Samples

We collect physical samples of mold from places in the home where it is visible, such as walls, basement framing, or crawlspaces. With this kind of sampling, we can positively identify the types of molds in the home.
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Common Mold Locations

  • Basements
  • Kitchens, including under the fridge
  • Undersides of carpets and carpet pads
  • On walls behind furniture
  • Ceilings
  • The unseen tops of ceiling tiles
  • Drywall and paneling (front and back)
  • Wallpaper (front and back)
  • Inside HVAC systems
  • Inside ductwork
  • On clothing
  • On or in food