Mold Inspection

Mold Shark is proud to provide mold inspection services to residents and businesses in Florida. We know mold in your home can be a frightening and daunting experience, but we are here to help.

When it comes to mold inspections, it is always best to hire a professional inspection team. We are a team of certified, licensed, and insured microbial specialists with years of experience. We know all of the areas where mold is most often colonized, so you can be sure that if there is any mold in your home, we will find it​.

Call today for a free consultation: 954-354-2913

Mold Inspection Services

Our comprehensive mold inspection services begin with a thorough visual inspection of the property. We also utilize several different types of advanced inspection technology and equipment to locate and identify mold that cannot be seen with the naked eye.

Visual Mold Inspection

Our certified mold inspectors will visit the property and perform a thorough inspection. We will look at both the interior and exterior of the property. Our inspectors take a very close look at places that mold often grows and flourishes, such as water damaged drywall, leaking pipes, and damp basements.

Mold Shark will inspect the areas around all water supply sources in the home for any water damage or leaking. These sources typically include bathtubs, showers, vanities, kitchen sinks and appliances, crawlspaces, attics, HVAC closets, and hot water heater closets.

Thermal Imaging Inspection

In addition to a thorough visual mold inspection, we also utilize advanced thermal imaging equipment to locate and uncover any mold that may be growing out of sight. Mold frequently grows in inaccessible, hard-to-see areas including behind drywall, inside or under cabinets, and beneath thick wallpaper.

Other Tools & Methods

Thermal imaging equipment is just one tool in our arsenal. We also utilize several other valuable pieces of technology to find hidden sources of mold growth. A few of the tools we use include:

  • Moisture readings
  • Moisture mappings
  • Borescope investigations
  • Humidity readings

Home Mold Inspections

Your home should be a place where you feel safe and secure. After all, there is nothing more important than the health and safety of your loved ones. To ensure that your home’s indoor air quality is safe and acceptable, Mold Shark is proud to provide residential mold inspection services.

If you think that your home may have mold, or even if you would just like some peace of mind from a professional mold inspection, we are here to help! If you own a business property, we also provide commercial mold inspections.

 
 

Call today for a free consultation: 954-354-2913

Residential Mold Inspection Process

Our mold specialists will visit your home and perform a complete inspection of the interior and exterior of the property. We will use multiple inspection methods including visual inspections and thermal imaging. During the inspection, we will also gather air samples and surface samples for analysis. The samples we collect are then sent to the microbiology laboratory for mold testing and identification.

After the test is completed, we provide you with a detailed report of the test results. We also provide you with recommendations and, if necessary, a mold remediation protocol. We can determine the extent of the problem so you can make an informed decision and resolution. Learn more about our residential mold testing services.

Areas of the House Where Mold Grows

In your home, mold will grow in places that have an elevated moisture content, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding. Mold grows well on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.

What to do if you Find Mold in Your House

If you find mold visibly growing inside of your house, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Have an indoor environmental professional, such as Mold Shark, perform a proper investigation to determine the extent and source of microbial contamination and develop a mold remediation protocol.
  2. A qualified mold remediation contractor should then implement the mold remediation protocol and perform recommended remediation procedures.
  3. Next, have a post-remediation verification (PRV) inspection and testing performed (by an indoor environmental professional) to document the successful completion of the mold remediation project.
  4. ​Perform​ ​any necessary reconstruction following the successful mold remediation procedures.

Water Damage Assessments

If your home has recently experienced a leak, floor, or water damage, we recommend having a professional mold inspection completed as soon as possible. It is typical for mold to grow and flourish in areas that have been exposed to water or moisture. Even if you cannot physically see any mold growing, there is often mold growing behind or inside of the walls, ceiling, and other structures.

Mold Inspection FAQ

What is mold?

Mold is a type of fungus. These small organisms are capable of living almost anywhere, both indoors and outside. It can grow in a wide variety of colors including green, white, black, purple, and orange. Molds thrive on moisture and reproduce through lightweight spores that easily travel through the air. Believe it or not, you are exposed to mold every single day.

However, whether or not mold poses a health risk to humans depends on the type of mold, the amount of growth, and how much of it is inhaled. Mold growth in your home or office can be particularly dangerous because you are breathing it in large quantities, over long periods of time, on a daily basis.

Is mold harmful?

Molds are ubiquitous, and mold spores are a common component of household and workplace dust; however, when mold spores are present in large quantities, they can present a health hazard to adults, children and pets potentially causing allergic reactions and respiratory problems.

Some of the most common symptoms caused by mold exposure include:

  • Headaches.
  • Sore throats.
  • Trouble breathing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.
  • A runny nose or stuffed up nose.
  • Coughing.
  • Sneezing.
  • Red, itchy, watery eyes.
  • Asthma attacks or asthma-like symptoms in people not previously diagnosed with the disease.
  • Infections in the lungs, such as pneumonia and bronchitis.
  • Chronic sinusitis (sinus infections).
  • Rashes or hives.
  • Fatigue.

What is black mold?

There is no single type of mold called “black mold” — many molds are black. When people use the term “black mold,” they are typically referring to a type of mold called ​Stachybotrys chartarum​ (​S. chartarum​ ), which is also known as ​Stachybotrys atra​. There is ​no scientific evidence​ to suggest that exposure to ​S. chartarum​ is more dangerous than exposure to any other type of mold.

Commercial Mold Inspections

Mold Shark is also happy to provide commercial mold inspection and testing services for businesses, offices, schools, and other commercial properties. If your commercial property is located in the state of Florida, we are happy to provide inspection, testing, and remediation services.