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If you are concerned about the possible presence of mold in your home or the quality of air your family is breathing, it is essential that you consider a Mold testing & Indoor Air Quality Mold Inspection today. If you are a seller of a home, the presence of active mold biotoxins or air pollutants can negatively affect the resale value. If you are buying a home, a full comprehensive indoor air mold test and mold inspection will prevent the expensive clean-up and potential health risks of mold contamination. It will also put your mind at ease and make you aware of any issues before you enter negotiations with the seller.
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Getting a professional indoor air and mold inspection done is the best way to ensure your home has a “clean bill of health” before you commit to signing on that dotted line. This is especially true in Southern Regions of the Country – like Southwest Georgia – due to high humidity levels, which if left unchecked, can produce the “perfect storm” for potentially toxic indoor air and mold growth.
Sentry Inspections, LLC is Southwest Georgia’s premier source for Mold Inspection, Mold Testing, and In-Door Air Quality Testing. We are professionally trained and certified by the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants. We are highly skilled, and experienced mold service professionals in both residential housing as well as commercial property. We can facilitate any inspection you may need regardless of location, size, or complexity. Our base mold inspection is designed to identify the presence of mold contamination. This package is excellent for establishing the level of mold exposure, mold risk factors, the extent of damage, and peace of mind.
Whether you are selling a home or commercial property, buying a home or commercial property, have potential health concerns due to mold exposure, or are just looking for peace of mind. Sentry Inspections, LLC is ready to provide the knowledge and hands-on experience you’ll need to get the job done.
At Sentry Inspections, we provide every client we serve with the most advanced technology and tools, the most comprehensive inspection process, and our nationally certified testing laboratory testing to ensure that our clients receive the highest level of accuracy and image-driven reporting found in the industry. Learn more about our home inspection report!
Our mold inspection and testing process follows a strict inspection protocol. First, we perform a comprehensive visual mold inspection followed by a collection of environmental samples and readings. This process will generally take from 1 to 2 hours depending on the amount of mold testing required and the size of the environment (commercial properties take longer).
We begin our services by with our client interview process to identify any observations, health concerns and suspicions that you may have. A comprehensive exterior inspection of the property will be conducted to look for potential microbial growth, unusual humidity levels and water or moisture intrusion. The interior inspection will include a visual check for mold, humidity and temperature readings using our infrared thermo guns and our state-of-the-art thermal imaging camera, an inspection of your HVAC system. Based on the results of the visual mold inspection and interview, recommendations will be made for the sampling process.
The second part of the mold inspection is our sample collection. In our base mold testing rate packaging, we collect both interior and exterior air quality samples for laboratory analysis. We also collect a swab sample of the structures HVAC ducting system. These samples provide a comprehensive environmental testing package.
NOTE: Our visual mold inspection may very well identify a need for additional surface sample collection at the client’s discretion. Additional advanced testing samples can be taken upon approval by our client at the rate of $50.00 per sample.
Once the mold and air quality sampling are completed, we overnight them securely to our third-party AHIA Certified Microbiology Laboratory under stringent Chain of Custody protocols. There, the submitted samples are logged into the laboratory and analysis begins. Upon completion, the lab issues a Certificate of Mold Analysis report. The results of the mold test samples will usually be available between 3-5 business days after receipt at the laboratory.
Upon receipt of the Mold Analysis Report, you are e-mailed our full report that includes the laboratory report to clearly illuminate our inspection findings. We also include a summary page reviewing our assessment of the property and you can speak with us to review any questions you may have.
Our base mold inspection is designed to identify the presence of mold contamination. This package is excellent for establishing the level of mold exposure, mold risk factors, extent of damage, and peace of mind. Let us take the guesswork and stress out of having a comprehensive mold and air quality inspection done and let us give you the information you need to make an informed investment decision.
A: Mold is a type of fungus that decomposes plant and animal matter in the environment. The fungus can grow almost anywhere that has moisture and organic material, such as on soil, in food, and on plants.
Mold reproduces by generating spores, which can spread through the air, water, or on animals.
A: Mold can grow in moist areas of your house like the basement or bathroom. Mold might also form around a shower vent or on a damp windowsill. Mold thrives in dark, hard-to-see areas such as behind walls, under the floor, in the attic, and inside the HVAC system. As mold colonies grow, the spores become airborne and spread.
A: Knowing the warning signs of mold will help you detect it before it becomes a serious issue. Signs of mold in homes include a musty odor and visible black spots on your walls, ceilings, or floors. They can create respiratory issues or allergic-type reactions for the people spending time in your home. If anyone in your family has symptoms inside the home that disappear when they are outside, mold may be the cause.
A: When mold is disturbed, it releases spores into the air. Air containing these mold spores can put you at greater exposure. Mold can also be transmitted by touching moldy objects or eating moldy food.
A: Mold exposure levels do not have a government standard. Everyone’s tolerance for mold exposure varies. No two people are alike. The elderly, young children, and those with weakened immune systems are usually the most vulnerable to mold.
A: Individuals suffering from mold sensitivity may experience symptoms such as sneezing, runny or stuffy noses, coughing, itchy eyes, wheezing, and irritation of the skin. Exposure to mold can also
cause asthmatic symptoms, including coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and tightness in the chest. Mold can also cause allergic-like reactions.
A: Testing for mold involves taking samples of either the air or of surfaces. A mold inspector examines the air or surface to determine what kind of mold is present and whether it can grow in the area.
A: The following are some reasons you should hire mold testing
– Your home has been affected by water damage.
– Your family is suffering from health problems you suspect might
be caused by mold.
– You notice mold or signs that mold is present.
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