Mold Inspections 

& Testing

A mold inspection is a thorough examination of a property to assess the presence of mold and identify any underlying issues that may contribute to mold growth. During the inspection, the inspector will visually inspect the property for signs of mold, such as visible mold growth, water damage, and moisture issues. 


Mold Inspections & Testing

Starting at just $249

A mold inspection is a thorough examination of a property to assess the presence of mold and identify any underlying issues that may contribute to mold growth. During the inspection, the inspector will visually inspect the property for signs of mold, such as visible mold growth, water damage, and moisture issues. 

Mold Inspection & Testing

A mold inspection is a thorough examination of a property to assess the presence of mold and identify any underlying issues that may contribute to mold growth. During the inspection, the inspector will visually inspect the property for signs of mold, such as visible mold growth, water damage, and moisture issues. 

Mold Inspections & Testing

A mold inspection is a thorough examination of a property to assess the presence of mold and identify any underlying issues that may contribute to mold growth. During the inspection, the inspector will visually inspect the property for signs of mold, such as visible mold growth, water damage, and moisture issues. 

Watch This Video To Learn About Mold

How Damaging Is Mold To My Home?

Homes are still mostly built out of natural materials or composites. Wood, fabric, and drywall are all made of natural materials that, in an unprocessed state, mold would love to eat. Anything that is made from wood like paper or made from other plants like wicker or cloth is within mold's native food source. Especially when they are soaked in water. 


But, of course, when mold starts to grow it isn't just breeding. It's eating away at the material it grows on. Mold pulls nutrients and moisture from the air and what it grows on in order to make more mold. Over time, mold will effectively coat many of the unseen and humid surfaces in a home, usually between the walls and in attics, and then the real horrifying magic begins to happen. The material begins to disappear behind that wall of mold. Homes that have been infested with mold for over a decade are well-known for beginning to crumble apart, just like an old rotting tree trunk. Some have even seen the roof collapse because the support beams were digested into wood pulp by the mold.


How Damaging Is Mold To My Health?

Exposure to mold can cause health effects in some people. Mold spores are always found in the air we breathe, but extensive mold contamination may cause health problems. Breathing mold can cause allergic and respiratory symptoms. It is hard to say how much mold will cause health problems as some people are more sensitive to mold than others:


People with current respiratory conditions (e.g., allergies, asthma, or emphysema)

People with a compromised immune system (HIV/AIDS infection, organ transplant patients, or chemotherapy patients) Always discuss your health concerns with your doctor, because the symptoms of mold exposure could be caused by other exposures and illnesses.


Allergy and irritation are the most common symptoms of mold exposure. Less common effects of mold exposure include infections and illness. Serious infections from molds are relatively rare and occur mainly in people with severely suppressed immune systems. Illness has been reported from workplace exposures to mold. Although symptoms can vary, the most common symptoms seen in people exposed to mold indoors include:

Effects On Health:


  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Throat irritation
  • Coughing and/or wheezing
  • Asthma symptoms such as shortness of breath
  • Eye irritation
  • Skin irritation
  • Mold allergies
  • Lung infections
  • Chronic conditions such as cancer, pulmonary bleeding, liver and kidney conditions

How Damaging Is Mold To My Health?


Exposure to mold can cause health effects in some people. Mold spores are always found in the air we breathe, but extensive mold contamination may cause health problems. Breathing mold can cause allergic and respiratory symptoms. It is hard to say how much mold will cause health problems as some people are more sensitive to mold than others: 


People with current respiratory conditions (e.g., allergies, asthma, or emphysema)


People with a compromised immune system (HIV/AIDS infection, organ transplant patients, or chemotherapy patients)


Always discuss your health concerns with your doctor, because the symptoms of mold exposure could be caused by other exposures and illnesses.


Allergy and irritation are the most common symptoms of mold exposure. Less common effects of mold exposure include infections and illness. Serious infections from molds are relatively rare and occur mainly in people with severely suppressed immune systems. Illness has been reported from workplace exposures to mold. Although symptoms can vary, the most common symptoms seen in people exposed to mold indoors include:

Effects On Health:


  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Throat irritation
  • Coughing and/or wheezing
  • Asthma symptoms such as shortness of breath
  • Eye irritation
  • Skin irritation
  • Mold allergies
  • Lung infections
  • Chronic conditions such as cancer, pulmonary bleeding, liver and kidney conditions

How Damaging Is Mold To My Health?

Exposure to mold can cause health effects in some people. Mold spores are always found in the air we breathe, but extensive mold contamination may cause health problems. Breathing mold can cause allergic and respiratory symptoms.

It is hard to say how much mold will cause health problems as some people are more sensitive to mold than others:


People with current respiratory conditions (e.g., allergies, asthma, or emphysema)

People with a compromised immune system (HIV/AIDS infection, organ transplant patients, or chemotherapy patients)


Always discuss your health concerns with your doctor, because the symptoms of mold exposure could be caused by other exposures and illnesses.

Allergy and irritation are the most common symptoms of mold exposure. Less common effects of mold exposure include infections and illness. Serious infections from molds are relatively rare and occur mainly in people with severely suppressed immune systems. Illness has been reported from workplace exposures to mold. Although symptoms can vary, the most common symptoms seen in people exposed to mold indoors include:


Effects On Health:

  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Throat irritation
  • Coughing and/or wheezing
  • Asthma symptoms such as shortness of breath
  • Eye irritation
  • Skin irritation
  • Mold allergies
  • Lung infections
  • Chronic conditions such as cancer, pulmonary bleeding, liver and kidney conditions

How Damaging Is Mold To  My Health?

Exposure to mold can cause health effects in some people. Mold spores are always found in the air we breathe, but extensive mold contamination may cause health problems. Breathing mold can cause allergic and respiratory symptoms.


It is hard to say how much mold will cause health problems as some people are more sensitive to mold than others: People with current respiratory conditions (e.g., allergies, asthma, or emphysema) People with a compromised immune system (HIV/AIDS infection, organ transplant patients, or chemotherapy patients)


Always discuss your health concerns with your doctor, because the symptoms of mold exposure could be caused by other exposures and illnesses. 


Allergy and irritation are the most common symptoms of mold exposure. Less common effects of mold exposure include infections and illness. Serious infections from molds are relatively rare and occur mainly in people with severely suppressed immune systems. Illness has been reported from workplace exposures to mold. Although symptoms can vary, the most common symptoms seen in people exposed to mold indoors include:


Effects On Health:

  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Throat irritation
  • Coughing and/or wheezing
  • Asthma symptoms such as shortness of breath
  • Eye irritation
  • Skin irritation
  • Mold allergies
  • Lung infections
  • Chronic conditions such as cancer, pulmonary bleeding, liver and kidney conditions

What Does The Report Give Me?

The Concentration of Mold Spores

In addition to identifying the types of mold present, your test results will also give you an idea of the concentration of mold spores in the air. The results will likely be given in spores per cubic meter of air (sp/m3).


Generally speaking, a concentration of mold spores below 500 sp/m3 is considered normal. A concentration of mold spores above 500 sp/m3 is considered high. Therefore, if your report comes up with high concentrations of mold, it will likely advise you to remediate the problem.


However, it is important to note that even low concentrations of mold spores can cause health problems in some people. For example, if you or someone in your home has allergies or asthma, you should take action to remediate a mold problem even at low concentrations.


Note: your report will also include a “raw count” column. This is the number of each type of mold spore that was counted in the sample provided to the lab. Although important for lab purposes, the concentration (spores/m3) is a more accurate measure of the problem.


The Indoor/Outdoor Comparison

Your report will also compare the mold spore concentration inside your home to that outdoors.


A high indoor/outdoor ratio indicates a problem with mold inside your home. If the indoor/outdoor ratio is significantly higher, the mold is likely coming from a specific source inside your home.


When the indoor/outdoor ratio is lower, it could mean that the mold spores are coming from outside and finding their way into your home. In this case, you will need to take steps to seal any cracks or openings in your home’s exterior. Your report will likely include specific recommendations for doing this. 


Some Common Molds Founds In Homes

Techniques We Use To Find Mold

We Use Moisture Meters To Check Moisture Levels


We Use Thermal Cameras To Find thermal patterns


We Run Air Tests To Find Airborne Mold Spores


Mold Inspection vs 

Mold Testing

Mold inspection and mold testing are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but that isn’t quite right. A mold inspection refers to the visual examination of a property, involving an inspector going through your home and using various equipment to test the air and a variety of surfaces using tools to guide him.


Mold testing, on the other hand, happens after an inspection. Some inspectors send samples to a lab and others perform in-house stain tests, though the end results are similar. Mold tests present useful data regarding the type of mold in the home, the toxicity level, the number of spores present in the air and how quickly it’s reproducing. 

$249.99

What's Included

Examination Of Entire Property
2 Samples Included

*Starting Price Can Go Up Based On Number Of Samples Taken


Frequently Asked Questions

How long do samples take to get the results?

Samples can take anywhere from 1-3 days depending on how many and how busy the lab is.

What if I don't want an inspection but just an inspector to come out and take a mold sample? How much would that cost?

If you already own a home and just want some spots tested for mold, we do offer that service. Samples Individually are 50$, however we charge a minimum extra 50$, or 70$ if the address is close to an hour away because time traveling driving and gas are put in to factor. So the total would be 100-125. Every sample after that would be 50$ a sample.

Do you walk the roof and check for mold there?

No the roof is not walked in a mold inspection but can be included for an extra 50$. The roof is technically outside the scope of practice in a mold inspection simply because of the dangers involved and pitch of roofs make it difficult to get tests. 

What does the mold inspection report include besides the report from the lab?

You will also get a mold inspection report from our company. This would include pictures and comments focusing on areas of concern. This could be presence of mold or just presence of moisture. 

Do we offer any mold remediation services?

No we are strictly an inspection company that doesn't sell services on the back end after. You get an unbiased inspection every time because we don't sell you on any remediation after. 


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Otowninspections.com

Central Business District Orlando FL 32801

Mon - Sun: 7am - 9pm

(321) 247-9777

contact@otowninspections.com

Otowninspections.com


Mon - Sun: 7am - 9pm

(321) 247-9777

contact@otowninspections.com

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The Surrounding Area 

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