Mold Inspections + Indoor Air Quality Testing

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What does mold + indoor air quality testing cost in the Dallas - Fort Worth area?

$650 and upwards to $1,000 according to Home Advisor and 63 recent jobs.

What does your testing cost?

$495 Residential Mold + Indoor Air Quality Assessment in the Dallas - Fort Worth area. This is a flat rate price. Cash, credit card or check is accepted at time of service.  Price is for 4,000 square feet or under.

Why both?

Simply put, there are other contaminants in the indoor air that can cause similar health symptoms as mold.  Many people have a mold inspection, pay thousands to remediate the mold and still have health problems.  The Mold & Indoor Air Quality testing checks for all of the most common contaminants that can cause health symptoms.

What does it include?

It includes a mold inspection and a indoor air quality (IAQ) test as described below.

What does the mold inspection include?

Mold Air Testing

  1. Includes air test in each major room to see if there is the possibility of excessive mold spores in the air.  This is done by measuring the 10 micron sized particles, which are the size of most mold spores.

  2. All rooms will be air tested again measuring the volatile organic compounds (VOC).  Actively growing mold produces VOCs, which can also cause health symptoms.

  3. Additionally, one or more laboratory air sample will be taken if needed to confirm what type of mold is there.  Is it black toxic mold or some other type of mold?

Surface and Hidden Mold

A visual assessment will be done using state of the art equipment like borescopes, thermal imaging, moisture meters and other measuring equipment when required.

 What is tested in the IAQ?

The IAQ testing will test your indoor air for the following most common contaminants that cause illnesses according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and OSHA.  Many of the following will be grouped together on the final report.

  1. PM10Coarse dust particles. Particles between 2.5 and 10 micrometers in diameter are referred to as “coarse.” Sources of coarse particles include mold spores, pollen, dust mites, insect parts,crushing or grinding operations, and dust stirred up by vehicles traveling on roads.
  2. PM2.5Fine particles (PM2.5). Particles less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter are called “fine” particles. These particles are so small they can be detected only with an electron microscope. Sources of fine particles include all types of combustion, including motor vehicles, power plants, residential wood burning, forest fires, agricultural burning, and some industrial processes.
  3. Ozone
  4. Nitrogen Dioxide
  5. Sulfur Dioxide
  6. Carbon Monoxide
  7. Carbon Dioxide
  8. Ammonia
  9. Formaldehyde
  10. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  11. Temperature
  12. Relative Humidity

These test will be in multiple rooms and areas throughout your home. 

Testimonials

"Dean did an excellent job of simplifying the results of his tests and giving us a layperson’s explanation of common risks in a home". "We have been extremely happy with how easily we can get in touch with him after his inspection for follow-up questions".     Jonathan M, Dallas

"My husband and I cannot say enough good things about Dean". "We are very thankful for Dean’s expertise and dedication".  Ann H, Dallas

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Do inspectors need to be licensed?

Yes.  Indoor air quality inspector's need to be a licensed mold inspector, licensed lead inspector and a licensed asbestos inspector.

What happens during the testing?

Before testing, you should not air out the house or cleanup.  We need the home to be in a normal condition. 

We get instant results.  Some inspectors give results 24 hours later.  This simply doesn't work.  You need real time results so that you can find sources of contamination.

Once we've tested the air, we will give you preliminary verbal report.  However, we have to take the information back to the office and download the information.  A final report will be emailed to you, usually within 48 hours.

What type of health symptoms are caused by poor indoor air quality?

Nose:  Runny, Irritated or Stuffy
Eyes:  Irritated
Ears:  Hearing Loss
Throat:  Cough, Phlegm or Sore
Headache or Eye Pressure
Muscle Pain or Soreness
Lethargy or Loss of Energy
Wheezing or Chest Heaviness
Sinus and Hay fever like symptoms
Diarrhea and Nausea
Cancer
Asthma and Allergies
Shortness of Breathe
Cognitive Problems
Autoimmune
Cardiac or Stroke
Dizziness or Vertigo
and more

I'm the only one that seems to have problems.  Am I going crazy?

No.  The vast majority of time, only one individual feels signs of illness.  The reason is, that one person is more sensitive to a particular contaminant, where others are sensitive to other contaminants.  It just so happens that the contaminant you're sensitive too is the same one that is in your building.

I've been to the doctor, but they don't know what the problem is.  Can you still help?

Many general physicians don't specialize in environmental causes, but once they understand what the contaminant is, they can be better equipped to help out.  There also are doctors that do have this specialization of environmental medicine that you may want to see.