Microbial growth may be noticed during an inspection. A sample may be taken during the inspection only and cannot be taken once the home inspector departs the property. If we notice microbial growth, we will inform the home buyer. The buyer will then have the option of the inspector taking the sample and sending it to a professional lab for testing to determine what the growth may be. The lab results will determine exactly what the growth is. This will help determine the best mediation for the issue. Lab fees are not included in a home inspection and are an additional cost.
We are trained and certified in mold sampling, but Florida law restricts home inspectors to taking samples during the home inspection only. A mold remediator may be used after our inspector departs, but it will be much more costly.