Is There A Mold Problem In Your Home?

Mold growth visible underneath a kitchen cabinet.

"A Mold Inspection is when we are looking for mold in the home."
~ Kelly Kuchta and Andy Bilder

Are you struggling with sinus problems or experiencing allergy symptoms like sneezing, itching, runny nose, congestion, and dry, scaling skin? If these symptoms occur over several seasons, you may be allergic to the spores of molds in your home.

How do you know if you have a mold problem in your home?

Our best advice is to contact us as we have specific experience and expertise in mold inspections and remediation. Our mold inspectors are licensed and certified and provide mold inspections in the following areas - Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee, Milwaukee, Jefferson, Dodge, Racine, Kenosha, Sheboygan, and the surrounding communities.

While it is easy to spot the most visible types of mold and large mold infestations, which can usually be seen or smelled, keep in mind that mold may also grow in places that are hard for you to access and view. Areas such as in ductwork, crawl spaces, or even behind the walls. Mold may also form colonies so tiny; they are not visible to the naked eye.

How does an expert inspector detect mold in your home?

A thorough visual inspection of your home will be done looking for any and all obvious signs of mold and moisture, especially looking in any hard-to-reach spaces. We use moisture detection equipment, such as an infrared camera, a moisture meter, and a hydrometer. Our expertise and construction knowledge also helps us to determine the areas of risk.

We’ll be looking at items and areas around the home where mold tends to grow. Furniture, sink cabinets, attics, basement, and crawl spaces, anywhere that mold grows. The inspector will also check dusty areas as dust is also an organic material, which is a perfect food source for mold.

A home inspector using a moisture meter to check for mold growth conditions.

Mold needs three things:

  • A Surface To Grow On
  • Moisture
  • Food Source

If mold is detected, we will search to determine the source of the moisture that is causing it. We will then talk with you regarding a remediation plan and offer suggestions.

Getting a mold inspection done by Extensive Home Inspections will help you be 100% certain that you and your family will be living and breathing the high-quality clean air you deserve in your own home.

If you think you have a mold problem, Call Us Today!