Mold Inspection

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We Conduct Certified Mold Inspections

 

Whether you did a keyword search for "mold removal" or "mold remediation," the place to start is with a mold assessment and possibly mold testing as well.

To find out what you need to do next, schedule a mold inspection by clicking below.

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    Mold Assessments at Non-Texas Locations

    We can handle all mold inspections, assessments, mold removal and remediation. Using Mold Busters for the entire process can save you money.

    Most importantly you get our 100% guarantee that the mold spore count in your air will be brought down to the range of the mold count within the fresh air just outside your home.

    At the end of every job, we do an air quality test of your newly treated indoor air, and perform the same air quality test outside your property so we have a control sample to compare the outdoor air quality to your indoor air quality.

    Mold Assessments in Texas

    The state of Texas, like Florida and New York are more strict than other states when it comes to regulating mold inspections.  The Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation requires that the Mold Inspection be conducted by a company that is independent of the mold remediation company doing the mold removal work.

    The Texas Mold Assessment and Remediation Rules (rules) (16 Tex. Admin. Code, Chapter 78) states...

    "To prevent conflicts of interest, the rules also prohibit a licensee from conducting both mold assessment and mold remediation on the same project."

    However There Are Exceptions Built into this Texas Mold Remediation Law

    The Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TLDR) does not require a TLDR license, nor compliance with the "Texas Mold Assessment and Remediation Rules" if there are less than 25 visible, contiguous square feet of mold growth.  In these cases, the same company that does the inspection can also do the remediation.  The cost savings that can come from using the same company is worth it.  Especially when our two-step dry fog process is used.

    This is because our dry fog is applied to the entire home and is lethal to all types of mold. Therefore mold testing becomes irrelevant. Whereas other mold services may only treat part of your home, and address only certain types of mold, therefore knowing exactly where you have mold growth and what type of mold may dictate a different protocol.  With dry fog, we leave no stone unturned. We still do moisture detection and make sure the root issue is addressed. But our low cost, whole property blanket approach means you are completely covered.

    There is another exception... If you do the inspection yourself, and can clearly see that a professional inspection would yield no benefit, you can then hire the remediation to be done immediately.

    If you want your insurance to pay for it however, we recommend you contact them first to find out if they require a professional mold inspection.

    When there are more than 25 square feet, our Texas locations currently refer business to mold remediation companies after we perform the inspection, or since we offer a unique and more effective remediation service, we will refer you to have your inspection done by an independent Mold Assessor.

    For our locations outside of Texas we take care of everything A to Z regardless of the extent of your mold growth.

    Are Mold Tests and Air Quality Tests Necessary Before Remediation?

    In most  cases "No."

    One of the primary purposes for a mold test is to verify you have mold in your home.  If you see mold growth, then you just verified that you have mold.  As the property owner you can opt to skip a mold inspection altogether.  Have us come out and do the mold remediation immediately.

    The logic for mold inspections is as follows... there are many types of mold with different levels of toxicity and accompanying dangers to your health. These differences result in different recommended protocols. These protocols have a trade-off between time and cost. You don't want to overpay, but you also don't want to underpay and not get the job done, or done safely. This means one of the goals of a mold assessment becomes:  Make sure you use the best and correct mold remediation protocol.

    This logic is good, but not applicable in all situations.

    If you have already resolved the moisture problem, our dry fog, for instance, renders all assessments and mold inspections unnecessary. Our dry fog is lethal to every type of mold, and we address every reachable square inch of surface area in your home. We cover every base, making nuanced inspections and information unnecessary.

    This means in many cases you can skip the inspection.

    However, some entities and circumstances still demand that you don't skip it. Here is a complete list of instances when you absolutely should consider a mold test.