Our Mold Testing Services

Structure Tech offers two different mold services:

Mold Screening

Mold Screenings are conducted in conjunction with a full home inspection and generally take 30-60 minutes to perform. Screenings can be done when there is already a known or suspected mold issue or they can be performed as a precaution. Mold Screening pricing starts at $295 and includes the following: 

  • Two active draw air samples – one outdoor sample as a control test and one indoor sample
  • Indoor and outdoor temperature/humidity readings at the time of the inspection
  • A written report that includes test conditions, test sample location(s), sample results, and recommendations for further action (if necessary)
  • Additional samples, air or swab, can be done for an additional $125 per sample
  • Swab samples are recommended in addition to the standard air samples when a known or suspected mold issue is found

 

Mold Inspection

Mold Inspections are conducted as a stand-alone service and generally take 1.5-3.0 hours to perform. While Mold Screenings utilize information found during the Home Inspection to help determine the cause of the mold issue, a Mold Inspection requires more investigation while the technician is on-site. Mold Inspection pricing starts at $595 and includes the following: 

  • Three active draw air samples – one outdoor sample as a control test and two indoor samples
  • Indoor and outdoor temperature/humidity readings at the time of the inspection
  • A written report that includes test conditions, test sample locations, sample results, and recommendations for further action (if necessary)
  • Additional samples, air or swab, can be done for an additional $125 per sample
  • Swab samples are recommended in addition to the standard air sample when a known or suspected mold issue is found
  • A visual inspection of the exterior and interior, including checking for odors that may indicate moisture damage and/or mold growth
  • A visual inspection of the attic area(s) looking for signs of moisture intrusion from the exterior and air leakage issues/condensation from the interior
  • A visual inspection of the heating, cooling, and ventilation systems for potential sources of concern
  • Use of an infrared camera to help determine temperature anomalies that could lead to, or are caused by, moisture problems
  • Use of a moisture meter at areas where temperature anomalies are found and/or areas of suspected or known moisture intrusion

 

Our Mold Inspector, Neil Saltzman, is a Council-certified Residential Mold Inspector (CRMI), has been in the construction industry since 1971, and has been testing for mold since 2007.

For more information about mold, please visit the Minnesota Department of Health website.