We visually look for mold during the home inspection but if you want to take it to the next level we can do a mold spore test.
A mold spore test is conducted by air sampling the lowest level area of the home, which is usually the basement since that is most likely to have some dampness. There is potential mold growth behind finished surfaces that we won’t be able to see (if present) during the inspection because we are conducting a non invasive visual inspection.
We then sample the outside air as a control sample. Both samples (and any other areas of the home or building you want tested) are then sent over night to the lab who analyzes the samples and performs a spore count by mold genus.
We then compare the inside sample(s) to the outside sample, and determines if the inside results are elevated or not. Elevated readings would then be recommended for further investigation and cost to remediate by a certified mold remediation company.
We offer well flow rate and potability testing for a residential real estate transaction with our without a home inspection (pricing may vary).
The well flow rate test is conducted to determine the ability of the well to supply water in sufficient quantity to meet a typical single family home’s needs.
Low flow rate, pressure, capacity, color change, etc., are observed/measured to determine if there is a potential problem with the well that needs to be investigated further for correction by a licensed well contractor or plumber. Replacing or improving a well can be expensive.
The Well Water Potability and Flow Rate Test does not determine if the well casing is cracked or any other component of the well is defective. The Well Water Potability test determines if Total Coloformand/or E Coli bacteria is present at the time of inspection.
A positive Total Coloform but negative E Coli result would require chlorination and then re-testing of the well which any plumber can do.
A positive Total Coloform and a positive E Coli result could indicate something more serious. going on with the well such as a cracked well casing so the proper protocol would be to have a well contractor investigate further and provide a cost estimate to correct as required.