Why Get a Mold Inspection for Your Gwinn MI Home?
The Gwinn MI area has a lot of older homes, including former Air Force buildings. These older structures often contain hidden damage. For example, old roofing may be built over with tar and gravel instead of being replaced. This kind of thing can make it easy for mold to grow undetected, causing air quality issues in the home.
Gwinn MI is also located on the edge of several small lakes and swamps. It’s easy for groundwater in this area to seep into foundations and basements, causing mold issues over time.
Mold Inspection Services in Gwinn MI
We offer a couple different professional mold testing options in Gwinn MI. We also offer radon testing.
Our standard mold test includes a visual walkthrough and 3 air samples. These air samples are analyzed by an accredited 3rd party lab. They look for 17 of the most common molds in your samples. After you get your results, your mold inspector will remain available to discuss your report via phone.
Our mold + particulate testing is an upgrade from our standard mold test. It includes everything in our standard mold inspection, plus particulate testing. An accredited 3rd party lab will test your air samples for 22 common airborne particulates and allergens. These include dust mites, dander, pollen, and more.
Radon isn’t mold, but it’s a common air quality issue in Gwinn, MI homes. Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. It comes from the ground and is impossible to detect without the proper equipment. The Gwinn MI area is known to be at risk level 2 for radon gas. If you’re concerned about your home’s air quality, we recommend adding a radon test to your mold inspection.
How Long Does a Mold Test Take?
Your mold inspector will first do a visual walkthrough of your home. He will look for visible mold, as well as areas that could harbor hidden mold. He will also keep an eye out for moisture issues that could cause mold down the line.
Next is the air sample portion of your mold test. In warm months, your mold inspector will take 2 samples inside and 1 sample outside for comparison. In winter, all 3 samples will be taken inside.
The whole process usually takes about an hour and a half. It may take a little more or less time depending on the size and layout of your home.
If you opt for radon testing, we will drop the testing equipment off during your mold inspection. Your mold inspector will return 48 hours later to pick the equipment up. Check out our radon testing page for more information on our radon testing process.
Mold infestations won’t go away on their own.
If you suspect a mold issue in your Gwinn MI home, don’t delay! Mold is dangerous to your health. It can also cause structural problems within your home. Schedule your mold test online today. Or call 906-360-3879 to speak directly with our mold inspector.
InterNACHI Certified Mold Inspector Rich Beasley
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