Looking for a reputable, professional Mold Inspection or Mold Testing Company in New Jersey NJ? Look no further.
A thorough mold inspection is the starting point for any suspected mold-related issue. Without a mold test, there’s no way to accurately determine how bad your mold problem is – or if one exists at all. Your mold inspection will allow us to determine if you have mold, how bad it is, how to properly get rid of it and how to prevent it from returning. If you suspect you have mold in your home, basement, attic or commercial building, or are concerned about black mold or toxic mold, call Mastertech today.
We also offer indoor air quality assessments and will come take air samples to determine if your indoor mold spore levels are higher than they should be. If you are concerned with your indoor air quality, air testing will provide the necessary answers to your mold-related questions.
Reasons to hire a Certified Mold Inspection Company
- Anyone in the house or building complaining of allergy-like symptoms, especially when inside the structure.
- Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) : Anyone complaining of the following symptoms while in the house or building, but symptoms disappear after leaving house of building: headache, eye, nose or throat irritation, dry cough, dry or itchy skin, dizziness and nausea, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, sensitivity to odors, rash.
- Building Related Illness (BRI): Symptoms that may continue upon leaving the house or building including: cough, chest tightness, fever, chills, and muscle aches.
- Roof leaks, basement leaks/flooding, broken or leaking plumbing, excessive humidity or moisture.
- Visible staining on walls, ceilings, or contents, especially cellulose based materials like wood, drywall, paper, cardboard.
- Blocked attic ventilation including blocked gable end vents, soffit and ridge vents, powered roof vents.
Real Estate Transaction Mold Testing
When buying or selling a home, timing is critical and there are so many things that can kill a sale before it gets to closing. If a home inspector has indicated there may be mold, the next step is to hire a professional mold inspector to scientifically confirm the home inspector’s findings. While most home inspectors are competent and can visually identify suspicious staining, no one can confirm live, active mold growth with just a visual inspection.
Don’t just hire a mold cleanup company until you know for sure mold has been found!
A Certified Mold Inspector (CMI) from Mastertech will perform a visual inspection AND take laboratory samples that will definitively prove or disprove the presence of mold. If mold is disproved, Mastertech provides lab sample results and a letter of inspection that can be used to supersede the findings of the home inspector and get the real estate closing process back on track quickly and economically.
Why Choose Mastertech?
- Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner 3 Years in a Row
- Trained and Certified Mold Inspectors
- Featured on HGTV & DIY Networks
- BBB Accredited Company with an A+ rating
- NJ Trusted Mold Testing Company
- Fully Licensed, Insured & Certified
Your Mold Inspection Will Include:
- A thorough visual inspection of the residential or commercial property (inside & out).
- Thermal Imaging scan of all surfaces to detect surfaces and areas more prone to mold growth and moisture infiltration.
- Moisture mapping in areas where water intrusion may be a problem.
- Indoor air quality environmental testing to determine if mold levels are elevated inside your home or business.
- Swab or bio tape mold samples to determine if mold is present on surfaces or belongings.
- Inner wall testing to determine if mold is present in wall or ceiling voids. (if approved by owner)
- Digital documentation of our findings including lab sample reports.
- A detailed report outlining what we did, what we found, where we found it and what to do next.
What to expect from your Mold Inspection:
Visual Inspection: A thorough visual inspection is the starting point for every residential or commercial mold assessment. Your mold inspector will be looking for conditions that promote mold growth.
Thermal Imaging: Thermal imaging cameras (or infrared cameras) allow us to detect temperature differences in (and often behind) building materials. Why is this important? Because damp or wet building materials are almost always cooler than dry materials – and it’s the temperature difference that the infrared camera detects. It’s an invaluable tool in the detection of moisture sources that cause mold growth.
Moisture Mapping: Since mold needs moisture to develop and thrive, finding that source of moisture is very important. Moisture mapping basically allows us to locate building materials that are damp or wet enough to support mold growth. Testing for moisture also helps us determine if water leaks have been resolved or if they are actively leaking and can locate where water damage starts and stops.
Air Quality Testing: Your mold inspector may need to take air samples to determine if your indoor mold spore levels are higher than they should be. Airborne mold spores are invisible to human eye, but are easily captured, quantified and qualified with our air quality testing and laboratory microscopic analysis.
Surface Mold Testing: Is it just water staining, or is it mold? Surface testing with mold swabs or bio tape lifts will answer those questions. In many cases, surface testing isn’t necessary if mold growth is visibly obvious.
Inner Wall Mold Testing: When mold is suspected behind a wall or above a ceiling, those areas should be tested. Today’s mold testing technologies and techniques allow mold inspectors to take air and surface samples from wall or ceiling voids without causing unnecessary damage to the property.
Digital Documentation: Documenting our findings through digital imaging is the easiest way for your mold inspector to relay his or her findings. We’ll take pictures of all the areas of concern so you see exactly what we saw during your mold inspection.
Mold Inspection Summary Report: Within 48 hours after your home mold inspection, your inspector will compile all of his or her findings and generate an easy to understand mold inspection report, including the mold spore analysis lab results.
Scope of Work: If requested, your mold inspector will design a mold remediation plan specific to your property. Your scope of work will include cleanup suggestions as well as preventative measures that are necessary to keep mold from returning.
PRV Testing (Post Remediation Verification Testing): Also referred to as clearance testing. This is a mold inspection after the remediation is complete. Since we’re removing a bio hazard, It’s important to know that the job was done right – the first time. PRV Testing will determine if cleanup efforts were successful or if further cleanup is necessary.