Mold Inspection in Broward County, Palm Beach County & Martin County

Mold in Your Home?

POZ Home Inspections is a provider of residential mold inspection and commercial mold inspection which includes a visual mold inspection to detect whether mold is present. Located in the Fort Lauderdale area, we offer mold inspection in Broward County, Palm Beach County and Miami Dade County. Advanced technology is used to locate a moisture source which is the major cause of mold. If mold is suspected, POZ can perform pre-testing of affected areas as well as post testing (clearance test) once the cleanup has been completed. We document the extent of mold growth with air and surface sampling to identify what types of molds are present. The level or concentrations of mold spores are then analyzed and confirmed by an independent laboratory. POZ provides full building analysis with detailed scope of work and solutions to remediate. Our goal is to help get your home or place of business mold-free with minimal interruption to your life as possible. With a strong background in mold remediation, owner John Posiviata is someone you can trust for accurate analysis and results. Call now and get informed.

Do I have Mold and is it Dangerous?

By now most people are familiar with mold. Mold is a microscopic living organism which survives in our natural environment where we live, work and play. Outdoors, mold spores fly around with the wind on a continuous basis. It’s when the spores catch a ride inside your home and find a warm, dark, damp environment; they then multiply to create the dirty musty odors we recognize as mold. Often times, a leaky pipe, damaged roof or a sudden water loss can create that perfect environment for mold to grow. If allowed to grow unchecked, mold can cause discoloration and structural damage to a building. A significant amount of mold can impact indoor air quality and can be difficult and costly to remove from your home.

Mold and Your Health

Exposure to damp, musty or moldy environments may cause a variety of health issues. Molds can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing, wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. Immune compromised people and people with chronic respiratory illnesses may get serious infections when they are exposed to mold.

Mold and Your Home

Mold is found both indoors and outdoors. Mold spores can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, as well as heating and air conditioning systems. Mold spores can also attach themselves to clothing, shoes, bags, and pets.

Mold will grow in places where moisture or elevated humidity levels are present. It also grows near leaks in roofs, windows, pipes, bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms or where there has been flooding. Mold grows on anything organic like paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.

Can You Control Mold?

Inside your home you can control mold growth by:

  • Controlling humidity levels
  • Promptly fixing leaky roofs, windows, and pipes
  • Thoroughly cleaning and drying after flooding
  • Ventilating shower, laundry, and cooking areas
  • Cleaning and servicing your HVAC system regularly

If mold is growing in your home, the moisture source needs to be identified and the affected area sanitized. A professionally licensed mold remediation company is the suggested method to remedy any mold problem, large or small.

Mold growth, which often looks like spots, can appear in many different colors, and can be recognized by a musty odor. If you can see or smell mold, a health risk may be present. A mold inspection and mold testing should be performed by a licensed mold assessor to determine the levels of mold in your living space. No matter what type of mold is present it should be removed to create a healthy indoor air quality for your home.

POZ Home Inspections performs mold testing and evaluations which will give you the homeowner peace of mind knowing the air quality in your home is clean and safe for your family. Our trained specialists will come to your home and make a visual inspection as well as perform the necessary testing to determine the best solution. We understand mold not only damages property but can compromise human health. Our goal is to identify the problem and make recommendations so your family can live in a clean and healthy environment.

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Mold Inspection Process

  1. Initial phone discussion
  2. Visual mold inspection
  3. Locate cause of mold damage
  4. Confirm moisture levels using a hygrometer, moisture meter or thermal imaging camera
  5. Perform air or swab sampling for pre-test
  6. Determine best solution to remediate affected areas
  7. Perform post-test for assurance the affected areas are clear of mold
Thermal Imaging Camera

How Can You Prevent Mold?

Inside your home you can control mold growth by:
  • Controlling humidity levels
  • Promptly fixing leaky roofs, windows, and pipes
  • Thoroughly cleaning and drying after flooding
  • Ventilating shower, laundry, and cooking areas
  • Cleaning and servicing your HVAC system regularly

Take a Tour of the IAQ House

Learn how to protect the air in your home with the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) House guidlines from the EPA.