I think my home has a mold problem that’s making me sick. Can you help?Answer
Do You Remove Mold?Answer
I’m a renter and I can see black mold, which may be making me feel sick. My landlord says it’s nothing to worry about, and some bleach will make it go away. Is that good enough?Answer
No way! Spraying mold with a bleach solution will not make it go away permanently. At best, it may kill some of the mold, but it will just keep coming back unless you stop the moisture that caused it in the first place. Our mold inspections find the source of the moisture. Testing tells you the type, the quantity, and location of the mold. And our follow-ups give you step–by–step instructions for how to eliminate it and keep it from coming back.
I’m a property/business owner, and I have a tenant/employee who is constantly complaining that my property is making him/her sick. I’ve never seen mold, and none of my previous tenants/employees ever complained. How can I verify that there is a problem?Answer
Mold often hides in hard–to–get–at areas with moisture problems. Have us do one of our thorough mold inspections to find the sources of moisture. After the inspection, we’ll run the appropriate mold surface test or air quality test to determine to whether there is a hidden problem. As part of our friendly follow-up, you’ll get an easy–to–read report with recommendations for how to get rid of the mold.
I’m considering whether I should buy a house that I know had a black mold problem. The owner says that he had the mold removed professionally, but how can I be certain that they did a good job?Answer
I’m buying a house, and my house inspector thinks there may be mold in the attic, but he’s not 100% sure. If it is mold, is it likely to make me sick, and will the house need a new roof?Answer
It’s quite common to find mold in attics. In some instances mold can back flow into the living space, particularly in bathrooms, which can possibly cause health problems. So, we will do a mold test in the attic as well as in the living space.As part of the inspection process, we will determine where the moisture that caused the mold is coming from, and whether the attic can be cleaned, or if it will be necessary to replace some wood. We rarely have to recommend replacing an entire roof, but time is critical. The sooner you fix the problem, the less damage will be done.
I know there’s water in my basement or crawlspace, and I smell musty odors when I walk into my house. Does that mean I have a mold problem, and is the rest of my house contaminated?Answer
Water under a building can cause large amounts of mold to grow, which can possibly get into the living space. It can also cause severe structural damage. The best way to know for sure is to have a mold inspection.We’ll look everywhere, including the basement or crawlspace, for source(s) of the water and mold. Then we’ll test your living spaces to see if any mold has migrated from the below.
I hired a mold specialist to test my house, but after he left, he never called to explain anything. He just sent me a lab report that’s full of numbers and pretty graphs, but I don’t know what they mean. I’m totally confused, and I still don’t know whether I have a mold problem. Is this the way it’s normally done?Answer
It may be normal for most mold inspectors, but it isn’t the way we do things at MJB Services. Our friendly follow-up process always includes a call to you to explain what the tests mean. You’ll also get personalized reports that explain what we observed, what the tests indicated, and what you should do to get rid of any mold. Then we call you again after you get the reports to answer any remaining questions.
I bought a house foreclosure. The seller told me the house was remediated to get rid of all mold, but I’m constantly coughing, feeling tired and I have frequent headaches. I’m worried my house has a mold problem that was covered up. How can I find out?Answer
I know there is mold in our basement, but I don’t see any in other parts of my house. Do I really need to test upstairs?Answer
If there’s mold in the basement, there’s a good chance that it’s in your living areas. Spores can easily migrate to upper floors through heat ducts, stairwell drafts, and as passengers on people. Only by testing other areas will you know how far the mold has spread, and which areas need to be cleaned. We will advise you on where to test in your property.