We offer thorough mold inspections that involve visual examinations of the most likely areas to harbor mold. We also take air samples indoors and out, to determine whether the number of spores inside your home is significantly higher. If the indoor level is higher, it could mean that mold is growing inside your home.
The following was extracted directly from the Minnesota Sellers Property Disclosure Statement;
Recent studies have shown that various forms of water intrusion affect many homes. Water intrusion may occur from exterior moisture entering the home and/or interior moisture leaving the home. In addition to the possible structural damage water intrusion may do to the property, water intrusion may also result in the growth of mold, mildew and other fungi. Mold growth may also cause structural damage to the property. Therefore, it is very important to detect and remediate water intrusion problems. Fungi are present everywhere in our environment, both indoors and outdoors. Many molds are beneficial to humans. However, molds have the ability to produce mycotoxins that may have a potential to cause serious health problems, particularly in some immunocompromised individuals and people who have asthma or allergies to mold. To complicate matters, mold growth is often difficult to detect, as it frequently grows within the wall structure. If you have a concern about water intrusion or the resulting mold/mildew/fungi growth, you may want to consider having the property inspected for moisture problems before entering into a purchase agreement or as a condition of your purchase agreement. Such an analysis is particularly advisable if you observe staining or musty odors on the property.