Dan Kopp, ASHI Certified Inspector
Serving Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell, Eagle, Kuna, Star, and surrounding areas Call 208-941-0243
Certified Professional Inspector NACHI CPI #18092023 ASHI Certified #244451

Toxic Mold Sampling & Testing

Valley Home Inspection can perform air tests or take surface samples to help determine if mold is present in a home and if so, what type of mold is present.  This service is not part of a standard home inspection but can be added to it.

We use two types of mold testing techniques to collect mold air samples both indoors and outdoors [called outdoor control test].

  1. Controlled air testing impactors that use an air pump to draw in and impact airborne mold spores onto the sticky surface of a mold culture plate.  These impactors are then sent to a laboratory for analysis.

  2. Direct sampling of visually-noticeable mold growth through lift tape sampling which is then sent to a laboratory for analysis.

Is there mold contamination inside the building's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system [HVAC], and/or HVAC ducts?  We can tape mold culture plates [sticky surface facing inward] onto at least one air supply register grill of each zone of your heating, cooling, and ventilating [HVAC system], and then run the HVAC system for 15 minutes to impact possible mold infestation spores onto the sticky surface of the mold culture plates.  These plates are then sent to a laboratory for analysis.

Where mold grows easily

Frequent Causes of Mold Growth

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