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According to the EPA the potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma and other respiratory complaints. An area of mold which is less than about 10 square feet (less than roughly a 3 ft. by 3 ft. patch) in most cases can be cleaned by the home owner. However, larger areas should be evaluated and cleaned by professionals. Some of the most common places to find mold in a home include the attic, basement, bathrooms, and laundry room, however mold can be found anywhere in the home if conditions are favorable.
In New York State, only a Licensed Mold Assessor can discover mold for the purpose of commercial abatement. After an assessment is completed an abatement company can be hired to remove the mold. Upon completion, the assessor will evaluate the work and reinspect to determine that the mold was removed, and when necessary, that the underlying cause of the mold was corrected.
Call us today if you suspect mold in your home, or if your home inspector has determined a mold-like substance was found. If you suspect mold but can’t find it, call us for a whole house quote for a mold inspection.
$299 Structural Inspections (includes complementary mold inspection)
Indoor Air Quality - Mold and Radon
Indoor Air Quality Testing
We can test the quality of the air in your home as it compares to air outside the home. Mold, pollen, and other allergens can be discovered. Using a vacuum pump to collect samples which will then be analyzed by an approved EPA lab you can compare the quality of the air in your home to that of the outside. These test can also be performed as part of a mold assessment.
NY License # 16000071944
MA License # 977
CT Licence # HOI.0000908
According to the EPA Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas and the second leading cause lung cancer. It is colorless and odorless, and the only way you can detect radon is with testing. The presence of radon is relatively simple to fix. The EPA lists all the Capital District Counties as zone 1 or 2, which is high to moderate risk for radon and encourages all homes to be tested regardless of zone. We use electronic radon monitors to ensure the most accurate and timely results. Test results are available at the conclusion of the test, no lab time is needed. It is recommended that every buyer test for radon, regardless of the foundation. Radon can be found in a home on a slab on grade foundation, particularly if the house utilizes minimal ventilation. The EPA recommends all homes for sale be tested. Testing at the time of sale is the one opportunity to share to cost involved in mitigating radon with another party. Correcting a high radon level is relatively simple and usually, cost less than $2,000. A typical radon mitigation system can be seen in the video below.