“Many residences in Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal Counties have serious but unknown toxic mold and mold VOCs (volatile organic compounds) infestations, especially inside heating/cooling equipment and ducts, evaporative coolers, attics, crawl spaces, bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, in carpeting, and beneath and behind furniture,” advices Phillip Fry, author of five mold advice ebooks available at www.moldmart.net (http://www.moldmart.net)
“This $99 special enables homeowners and tenants to learn the mold truth about where they and their families live for a very low and affordable inspection and testing fee,” according to the Frys, who are also Certified Mold Inspectors, Certified Mold Remediators, and Certified Ozone Professionals (for mold, germ, and odor control in both buildings and vehicles).
The $99 special includes careful and thorough physical inspection of the entire residence for water leak and mold growth problems, plus a mold test of the outward air flow from the heating/cooling system, a mold test of the indoor air in the living room, and an outdoor control test (for purposes of comparison with indoor test results).
Mold tests are done with special mold test kits that contain malt agar and moisture to enable any collected mold spores to grow over a 7 day observation period.
The inspection and testing fee also includes a written report of the hygienists’ physical building inspection and of their professional interpretation and quantification of the 7 day mold growth results.
If the mold test kits show significant mold growth for which the homeowner or tenant subsequently wants mold species identification by a certified environmental lab, mold lab analysis during the March inspection special is available for only $50.00 per mold sample analyzed, compared with the regular $85.00 per sample lab fee.
“It is often better to spend limited homeowner financial resources on mold removal and mold cleaning rather than on lab fees because: (1) indoor exposure to elevated levels of any mold species is dangerous to occupant health; and (2) effective mold remediation procedures are the same regardless of the mold species being removed,” suggest the Frys.
The most important advantages of lab mold species identification are to help: (1) physicians treat residents who are experiencing severe mold health problems; and (2) document mold legal claims against real estate sellers, landlords, and employers.
For more information or to schedule the $99 mold inspection and testing special, phone (480) 310-7970 or (480) 217-7173, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Frys’ websites www.arizonamoldinspection.net and www.moldexpertconsultants.com.