If you’re in the midst of purchasing a new house, then you’ve probably already started the process of looking for a home inspector. After all, you want to do your due diligence and be sure you’re not going to regret making this major investment!
From foundations to HVAC systems to plumbing to electrical setups, there are several components of a house’s infrastructure that are vulnerable to expensive damage. That’s why having a qualified home inspector check for structural problems before you sign on the dotted line is essential.
However, it’s important for you to know that many general home inspectors are not trained or equipped to conduct environmental health assessments, which are just as vital as structural assessments. These environmental health assessments are designed to detect mold and other indoor air pollutants that are known to negatively impact people’s health.
It’s especially important for you to be alerted to these problems if your household has an infant, an elderly individual, or an individual with pre-existing health issues (e.g. sensitivities to mold, allergens, and certain chemicals; immune system deficiencies; chronic respiratory conditions like asthma and COPD, etc.).
So, if you’re purchasing a home in Nassau County or Suffolk County, call MoldXpertsNY for a thorough real estate assessment. We’ll examine your Long Island property and test for the following contaminants:
- Mold (including toxic black mold)
- Indoor air pollutants
- Cigarette smoke
- Airborne fibers
You could probably guess from our name that mold is our specialty. At MoldXpertsNY, we’ll use our 10+ years of experience to determine what, if any, mold issues are currently present in your prospective house and what you would need to do to fix them.
More importantly, though, we’ll pinpoint the origin of your house’s mold problem so you can attack it at the source.
We use a combination of air sampling, surface sampling, visual inspections, and thermal imaging to conduct our intensive mold assessments.
Attics are a hotbed for mold growth and other indoor air quality concerns. That’s why MoldXpertsNY will pay special attention to your attic during our environmental health assessment.
We’ll focus our attic assessments on identifying deficiencies in ventilation and insulation. Doing so will indicate the likelihood of mold problems occurring in the future (if they haven’t already). It will also show us where potential ice damming—an expensive problem that causes significant interior damage to your home—could occur.
Lab Analysis and Expert Recommendations
After we’ve completed your real estate assessment, we’ll provide you with all of the data from your lab report and give you our professional recommendations on how to solve the problems our assessment uncovered.
So, remember: If you’re looking for a home inspector on Long Island to perform your real estate inspection, call MoldXpertsNY! Don’t overlook the importance of indoor air quality and environmental health.