Pro-Check Home Inspections is committed to helping its clients discover, document and understand mold related issues. We provide mold inspection and consulting to the Colorado Springs area including: Teller, Douglas, Pueblo Counties.
We provide full service inspection and consulting services for residential, multifamily and commercial buildings.
Types of microbial samples that we collect:
- Wall cavity samples (air)
- Ambient air samples
- Surface samples (bulk material, swab, tape lift)
Mold Inspection and Detection:
- Thorough mold investigation of your property designed to identify instances of moisture intrusion and to detect mold
- All findings and color photos are included in a complete, digital report
- We use the latest moisture detection equipment
- We use Flir infrared thermography equipment
Why is there mold in my home?
Molds come in many colors; both white and black molds are shown here. Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided.
Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores aren’t invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture.
Is mold a health concern?
Molds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing. Molds have the potential to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potential toxic substances (mycotoxens). Allergic reactions to mold are common. They can be immediate or delayed. In addition, mold exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs of both mold-allergic and non-allergic people. Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can cause symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation. Some people, such as those with serious allergies to molds, may have more severe reactions. Severe reactions may include fever and shortness of breath. Some people with chronic lung illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may develop mold infections in their lungs. Molds can trigger asthma episodes in sensitive individuals with asthma. People with asthma should avoid contact with or exposure to molds.
How do I get my home tested for mold?
Jay Birkholz at Pro-Check Home Inspections of Colorado Springs, is a Certified Mold Inspector. Mold inspecting and testing starts with a General Visual Mold Inspection of the home and most often concludes with air-sampling and/or swab sampling. The samples are sent to an AIHA accredited Lab where the samples are analyzed and a report is generated by a Registered Clinical Laboratory Technician. The report is then emailed to us. We will review their report with you in conjunction with the findings of the initial General Visual Mold Inspection of the home. Should elevated conditions exist; a corrective remediation plan of action can then be drawn up.
*Our company does not perform mold, asbestos or lead remediation.
PO Box 26652
Colo Springs, CO. 80936-6652
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