Mold Inspection Services Salem, Alabama

Alabama/ Georgia Home Inspectors

  • MOLD INSPECTION SERVICES SALEM

The Home Inspection Squad inspector(s) will evaluate any moisture intrusion into the interior that creates an ideal environment for mold or mildew. We utilizing thermal imaging and Moisture meters to pin point the source of the moisture intrusion. 

 

Roof

I. The inspector shall inspect from ground level or eaves:

  1. The roof covering.
  2. The roof drainage system, including gutters and downspouts.
  3. The vents, flashings, skylights, chimneys, and any other roof penetrations.

 

II. The inspector is not required to:

  1. Walk on any roof surface.
  2. Predict the service life expectancy.
  3. Perform a water test.

Exterior and Grounds

I. The inspector shall inspect from the ground level:

  1. The cladding, flashing and trim.
  2. Exterior doors, windows, decks, stoops, steps, stairs, porches, railings, eaves, soffits and fascias.
  3. The exterior grading surrounding the building perimeter.
  4. Items that penetrate the exterior siding or covering materials.

II. The inspector is not required to:

  1. Inspect underground drainage systems.
  2. Window well drainage
  3. Inspect defects not related to mold growth or moisture intrusion.

Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace, and Structure

I. The inspector shall inspect:

  1. The foundation, basement, or crawlspace including ventilation.
  2. For moisture intrusion

II. The inspector is not required to:

  1. Operate sump pumps with inaccessible floats.
  2. Inspect for structural defects not related to mold growth or moisture intrusion.

Heating, Cooling and Ventilation

I. The inspector shall inspect:

  1. The air handler, circulating fan, and air filter.
  2. The condensate pump.
  3. Readily visible ductwork.
  4. Representative number of supply and return air registers.
  5. The central humidifier.
  6. The central air conditioning unit.

II. The inspector is not required to:

  1. Inspect the air conditioning coil if not readily accessible.
  2. Inspect the condensate pan if not readily accessible.
  3. Test the performance or efficiency of the HVAC system.
  4. Inspect the interior of ductwork system.

Plumbing

I. The inspector shall inspect:

  1. The readily visible main water line.
  2. The readily visible water supply lines.
  3. The readily visible drain, waste, and vent pipes.
  4. Hot water source.
  5. Fixtures such as toilets, faucets, showers and tubs.

II. The inspector is not required to:

  1. Test the showers and tubs by filling them with water
  2. Test whirlpool tubs, saunas, steam rooms, or hot tubs.
  3. Inspect for plumbing defects that are not related to mold growth or moisture intrusion.

Attic, Ventilation & Insulation

I. The inspector shall inspect:

  1. Insulation.
  2. Ventilation of attic spaces.
  3. Framing and sheathing.

II. The inspector is not required to:

  1. To move, touch, or disturb insulation.
  2. Inspect for vapor retarders.
  3. Break or otherwise damage the surface finish or weather seal on or around access panels and covers.

Interior

I. The inspector shall inspect:

  1. The walls, ceilings, floors, doors and windows.
  2. The ventilation in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry.
  3. Whole-house ventilation fans

II. The inspector is not required to:

  1. Inspect for interior defects that are not related to mold growth or moisture intrusion.

 

Moisture, Humidity, and Temperature

I. The inspector shall measure:

  1. Moisture of any room or area of the building that has moisture intrusion, water damage, moldy odors, apparent mold growth, or conditions conducive to mold growth.
  2. Humidity of any room or area of the building (at the inspector’s discretion).
  3. Temperature of any room or area of the building (at the inspector’s discretion).

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