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REASONS TO HIRE A CERTIFIED MOLD INSPECTOR

REPORTS OF WATER DAMAGE, ROOF LEAKS OR PLUMBING PROBLEMS.

Because a house has been prepped for sale, the paint may conceal hidden mold problems. Also, disclosure may be lacking in regards to water damage (e.g., Bank Owned Property). As such, wall cavity sampling around plumbing is a way to detect hidden mold problems. Cavity sampling should be coupled with air sampling to determine if there is a hidden mold problem that is compromising indoor air quality. 


Part of your home-buying process is hiring a home inspector to walk through the home and identify any potential problems before you move in. However, most home inspectors are not skilled at identifying mold problems. Mold can be hidden away in moist areas like underneath baseboards, beneath the carpet, or lurking behind a paint job. Even when a home inspector can identify potential conditions that encourage mold growth, they cannot definitively identify the presence of mold and the type of MOLD that is growing as a mold inspector can. If you are worried about the cost of a mold inspector, remember that if the home has a massive amount of mold when you move in, you may have to immediately move out and sink tens of thousands into repairing the house. 


Our mold inspectors at Home Enviro have the expertise needed to properly conduct MOLD sampling, leak detection, moisture testing, mold inspection, and other condition assessment services at your home. Professional Mold testing and inspection services should only perform by a certified mold inspection company.

BLACK Mold inspection - leak detection - moisture testing

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TOXIC Mold Inspection & Indoor Air Quality Testing Coral Springs FL

When visible mold is not present, but the smell of mold is. Here a mold inspection or indoor air quality testing can reveal whether there is indeed elevated mold, and where it is located.

Thermal Imaging advanced is an advanced, non-invasive technology.

Thermal Imaging Inspection Service

Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to show clients things about their homes or buildings that can’t be revealed using conventional inspection methods. 

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Indoor Air Quality Testing Service

The Laser Particle Counter is a useful tool we use to detect mold.

We take the particle counter into an area that we suspect may have a mold problem we can use it to 'screen' the area by taking a count for a set duration in suspect places. By comparing the counts in each area we can identify the area that has the highest concentration of particles. This then becomes the place for the start of an in-depth investigation. This technique can save time by pinpointing likely spots that are contaminated with mold.


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COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 Control and Prevention

Our inspectors gear up with an N95 respirator mask and protective gear when conducting the inspection.

OSHA has developed this interim guidance to help prevent worker exposure to COVID-19.

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Mold Can Produce Several Symptoms For Individuals

Mold related health problems
Sinus Problems

Sinus Problems

Eye Irritations

Sinus Problems

Nasal and sinus congestion, runny nose.

Respiratory problems, such as wheezing and difficulty breathing, chest tightness.

Mold related health problems
Memory Loss

Memory Loss

Eye Irritations

Sinus Problems

Toxic mold exposure has also been linked to more serious, long-term effects like memory loss, insomnia, anxiety, depression, trouble concentrating, and confusion.

Mold related health problems
Eye Irritations

Eye Irritations

Eye Irritations

Eye Irritations

Eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. In some people, exposure to certain molds can cause a severe asthma attack. https://www.poison.org

Facts about Stachybotrys chartarum also known as toxic black

What is Stachybotrys chartarum?

Toxic black mold or black mold is a name commonly used for Stachybotrys chartarum. It is one of the most infamous toxic molds because it can grow in houses and is extremely dangerous to humans. Stachybotrys is known as a toxic mold because it produces toxins called mycotoxins. Stachybotrys chartarum is a greenish-black mold. It can grow on material with high cellulose content, such as fiberboard, gypsum board, and paper. Growth occurs when there is moisture from water damage, water leaks, condensation, water infiltration, or flooding. Constant moisture is required for its growth.

Does Stachybotrys chartarum cause acute idiopathic pulmonary hemorrhage among infants?

To date, a possible association between acute idiopathic pulmonary hemorrhage among infants and Stachybotrys chartarum has not been proven. Further studies are needed to determine what causes acute idiopathic hemorrhage.

What if my child has acute idiopathic pulmonary hemorrhage?

Parents should ensure that their children get proper medical treatment.

Is there a test for Stachybotrys chartarum?

At present, no test exists that proves an association between Stachybotrys chartarum and particular health symptoms. Individuals with persistent symptoms should see their physician. However, if Stachybotrys chartarum or other molds are found in a building they should be removed.

Stachybotrys chartarum and other molds may cause health symptoms that are nonspecific. It is not necessary to determine what type of mold you may have growing in your home or other building. All molds should be treated the same with respect to potential health risks and removal

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we use advanced technology to Detect TOXIC mold

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TOXIC mold inspection and testing

Be Confident In Your Property Transaction

TOXIC mold inspection and testing

Although practically every home has some mold, certain homes just have too much. This is usually the result of previous or ongoing water intrusion. Mold literally feeds on the surfaces it affects, using organic substances found in wood, drywall, and other building materials as a food source. 

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BLACK mold detection service

Be Confident In Your Property Transaction

TOXIC mold inspection and testing

Home Enviro mold inspection and mold testing use this amazing technology as another tool to help evaluate the condition of residential structures during a mold inspection. We can find out if there is an excessive amount of moisture that leads to mold in your home and if any mold is present. 

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Be Confident In Your Property Transaction

Be Confident In Your Property Transaction

Be Confident In Your Property Transaction

The basic problem with mold is that it can be hidden. Home inspectors are not mold inspection specialists and do not have the expertise required to identify potential mold issues. 

Certifications and Licenses

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No Conflict of Interest

Mold Investigation - No Conflict of Interest /2010/468.8419

  1. Florida Statutes /2010/468.8419
  2. Home Enviro Mold Testing provides all the information you need about choosing the right mold clearance inspection. The mold inspection and mold remediation process is a balancing act of ensuring occupant health & safety and preserving the property value for the owner.
  3. To minimize the chance for a conflict of interest, the mold inspection company should strictly be in the business of mold inspecting, mold assessment, mold testing, and mold consulting. That way, the company has no vested interested in benefiting from the repair that may be necessary through mold remediation. 
  4. We’re not looking for repeat customers. If we’ve done our job correctly, you’ll never need to call us again. We believe every aspect of a mold inspection must work toward a permanent resolution.


Mold inspection company should strictly be in the business of inspecting, testing, and consulting.

Mold inspection company should strictly be in the business of inspecting, testing, and consulting.

INSPECT YOUR HOME BEFORE YOUR BUILDER WARRANTY EXPIRES

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Construction Defects

At least a year's worth of seasonal changes is often needed to put a new house to the test. For example, only in summer might you discover that water seeps around window frames, or that you have a mold problem. And guess what: Your homeowners' insurance probably doesn't cover construction defects. You may, therefore, need to assert your rights against the builder, most likely based on the builder's warranty. few examples of the many types of construction defects include: 

  • Significant cracks in the foundation. 
  • Abnormal soil movement causing floor slab unevenness. 
  • Leaky roofs. 
  • Leaky windows. 
  • Faulty plumbing. 
  • Moisture problems from improper drainage or waterproofing. 
  • Bowing or slanting of floors or walls. 

Our Infrared camera (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows our inspector to show clients things about their new homes or buildings that can’t be revealed using conventional inspection methods. 

post REMEDIATION VERIFICATION

Get a clearance inspection. 

But not from the company who did the work! 

For the purpose of this article, post-abatement, post-remediation, and clearance are synonymous terms. Essentially, it means to check the work after it has been done. 


As a general rule, owners can solve a mold problem in-house if the total repair cost is $500 or less, and the affected area is less than ten (10) square feet. Otherwise, all post-remediation verification in Florida should be done by a mold inspection company that is licensed and insured. 

In either case, a clearance inspection should be done to verify the mold has been adequately removed prior to reconstruction. 


It will also satisfy disclosure requirements for buyers in the event of sale or transfer. The clearance inspection will demonstrate your due diligence in having the problem handled properly in the event of a formal complaint or lawsuit. 


The purpose of a mold clearance inspection is to provide a limited investigation report based on the remediation activity performed at the site by an independent mold remediation contractor. A post-remediation inspection, both visual and analytical, is performed to ensure a return to a pre-mold contaminated environment. 


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U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Mold can cause many health effects. For some people, mold can cause a stuffy nose, sore throat, coughing or wheezing, burning eyes, or skin rash. People with asthma or who are allergic to mold may have severe reactions. Immune-compromised people and people with chronic lung disease may get infections in their lungs from mold.

We Work With EMSL Lab Analytical Services

Independent Accredited & Experienced Scientists

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Home Enviro Mold Inspection

6210 Coral Ridge Drive, Pompano Beach, Florida 33076, United States

Proudly serving the Tri-County area (Broward, Dade & Palm Beach Counties) since 2003. Office (954) 204-0252

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