Moisture and poor ventilation can cause mold. You may not be able to see the spores, but if a home is not well-ventilated or the HVAC system has not been well-maintained, a patch can thrive behind walls, in attics and anywhere there is moisture.
If one of our inspectors identifies mold in cracks and corners, there is a bigger issue. We are trained to find mold in places that are not immediately visible. A thorough inspection is needed to search for water damage if a house has been unoccupied for a lengthy period of time, there has already been mold remediation, or spores have already been identified.
During the mold inspection, we will access the depths of the property to search HVAC ducts, attics, and crawl spaces. If mold is visible, we suggest beginning the remediation process immediately. The process starts by removing the source of moisture and scheduling an industrial-strength cleaning if the affected area exceeds 10 square feet.