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Mold Inspection

What are the Reasons for a Mold Inspection?

Mold InspectionA mold problem is, in a lot of ways, just like a termite problem. The signs of a mold problem don't always present themselves until you start noticing signs like dark spots appearing around light switches or baseboards. Evidence of a termite problem is similar; you may start seeing them or the evidence of degraded wood around your home. By that time, the problem is more advanced than you would ever know without an inspection. You should also understand the visible mold growth you see is often only the tip of the iceberg.

When is a Mold Inspection Needed?

We are usually called into a home or business for one or more of the following reasons:

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  • Recent Water Damage
  • Observable Visible Growth
  • Persistent Musty Odor
  • Unexplained Health Complications
  • Planned or Pending Real Estate Transaction
  • Peace of Mind

Main Goals of an Inspection

Identify the Mold Source. The mold problem will return if the source of the moisture problem isn't found and fixed first. Causes include leaky water pipes, roof leaks, breaches of the exterior walls where water can seep in, or a past flooding event. The inspection should look for both current and past mold growth and the causes of each.

Determine the Extent. In many cases, your interior walls, flooring, and ceiling cavities are already full of unseen mold by the time you start noticing signs.

Determine the Extent (cont.) Our professionals use air/tape/swab sampling for a lab analysis report to prepare you for the repair or remediation required to eliminate the problem.

Our Mold Inspection Process

  • Initial Consultation with our ACAC Certified Inspector
  • Visual Inspection
  • Air and Mold Sampling as Requested or Recommended
  • Generation and Presentation Lab Results
  • Recommendations for Removal
  • Clearance Sampling upon Completion

Do I Need a Professional Mold Company for an Inspection?

If you see mold, you can reasonably assume you have a problem, so why would you still need to perform a mold inspection?

A basic visual inspection can locate potential mold, but what you DON’T know is the type of mold or extent. You also don’t have an evaluation of your indoor air quality. When indoor mold exists, they release thousands of spores into the air with the potential to cause severe health problems. Without taking air samples, there is no way to determine how widespread the air quality problem is or how far the problem has spread.

A professional mold inspector is someone who has extensive experience with a wide range of mold growth problems. They can find the source, the extent of growth, and create a solution to resolve the issue thoroughly.

The mold experts at Midwest Healthy Basement Solutions air samples for the detection of mold unseen by the naked eye. This technology can indicate mold hidden by building materials or mold that exists in hard-to-reach areas. Our professional services are available in Chesterfield, O'Fallon, Godfrey, Clayton, and more surrounding cities. 


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Edwardsville, IL

Tape samples were taken to test for mold in the crawlspace subfloor and rim joist. It was recommended to treat the moisture affected areas of the rim joist and subfloor in two separate crawlspaces. It was also recommended to control moisture and h...

Edwardsville, IL

Recommended homeowner remove insulation from subfloor where mold was present, treat subfloor and joist in crawlspace by spraying biocide and instructed the moisture and humidity must be controlled to prevent future microbial growth. 

Glen Carbon, IL

Specific concerns were made in regard to the master bedroom, which is located on the main floor of the home adjacent to the kitchen area.

There were no visible signs of microbial growth of the interior of the home. Mold air samples were ta...

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Steve was a good representative. Very satisfied with the work that was performed.

Cerro Gordo, IL

Recommended by my home inspector. Steve was a good person to make suggestions on the house I sold. Good and knowledgeable.

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Midwest provides different types of mold testing methods for properties in Greater St. Louis & Metro East. Call us for tape lifts or surface swab tests.

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