Mold Inspections in Irvine, Orange County, CA
State of the Art Mold Investigation and Testing in Irvine, Orange County, CA
We provide a state-of-the-art mold investigation and testing (if needed) that is conducted by a nationally accredited ACAC professional microbial inspector.
Our mold inspections include:
Scientific and Straightforward Mold Reports
The mold investigation outcomes are communicated to you onsite, as well as in a comprehensive written report with photos. The collection of mold samples and submission to a certified AIHA laboratory is conducting only with your authorization. In many cases, mold sampling may not be warranted; watch out for companies that try to upsell you on testing that is not really needed. These companies often offer free or low ball pricing upfront, then try and scare you into buying unwarranted mold testing at very high prices.
ACAC Certified Mold Inspectors
We conduct mold investigation and testing only. It is a conflict of interest, as well as a code of ethics violation for mold inspectors to bid on remediation or repairs related to mold. (Beware of companies that are not ACAC certified and or offer to inspect, test, and as well as to conduct remediation for mold). We will be happy to refer you to qualified ACAC certified mold remediation companies in your area that will use our written findings to give you a mold remediation quote. There are currently no regulations of the mold industry in California that will help prevent unqualified and less than honest companies from your doorstep.
Frequently Asked Questions
The inspector should ensure that their inspection and inspection report will meet all applicable requirements in your state, if applicable, and will comply with a well-recognized standard of practice and code of ethics. You should be able to request and see a copy of these items ahead of time and ask any questions you may have. If there are any areas you want to make sure are inspected, be sure to identify them upfront.
The inspector should be able to provide his or her history in the profession and perhaps even a few names as references. Newer inspectors can be very qualified, and many works with a partner or have access to more experienced inspectors to assist them in the inspection.
Related experience in construction or engineering is helpful, but is no substitute for training and experience in the unique discipline of home inspection. If the inspection is for a commercial property, then this should be asked about as well.
California regulations strictly forbid this as a conflict of interest.
The average on-site inspection time for a single inspector is two to three hours for a typical single-family house. Anything significantly less may not be enough time to perform a thorough inspection.
Ask to see samples and determine whether or not you can understand the inspector’s reporting style and if the time parameters fulfill your needs. Most inspectors provide their full report within 24-48 hours of the inspection.
This is a valuable educational opportunity, and an inspector’s refusal to allow this should raise a red flag. Never pass up this opportunity to see your prospective home through the eyes of an expert.
Costs vary dramatically, depending on the region, size, and age of the house, scope of services, and other factors. Consider the value of the home inspection in terms of the investment being made. Cost does not necessarily reflect quality.