Our lead Home inspector Philip Gaither is certified by interNACHI as a certified CMI Master Home inspector, and an interNACHI certified mold inspector, trained in inspecting for the possible presence of apparent microbial growth or possible mold (situations that are possibly conducive to mold or mold growth), and air quality/mold testing in residential and commercial buildings, and certified by interNACHI as an indoor air consultant/mold inspector and the IAC2 (the international association of certified indoor air consultants) as an indoor air consultant.
Air Quality/mold testing (air cassette) sampling Pricing:
Air Quality/mold testing (air cassette) sampling with a Home inspection- from $300
Stand alone Air quality/mold testing (air cassette) sampling for 2 samples- starting at $400
Swab or Tape sampling: $75 per sample
Florida law allows a Licensed Fl. Home inspectors to perform, inspect, sample, and identify visible mold, assuming the visible mold discovered during the home inspection is less 10 square feet in area, however a mold assessment of a home requires a Fl. licensed Mold Assessor, for a proper mold assessment we recommend a Fl. licensed CIE (certified indoor environmentalist) mold assessor such as John Cosgrove or Doug Wall CIE for a proper quality mold assessment.
Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) is responsible for licensing and regulating mold assessors and mold remediators. For more details, visit the Florida DBPR website
for the mold-related services licensing program.
Information regarding air quality testing/sampling, and inspecting for visible signs of the presence of possible mold **(inspecting for visual signs of possible mold is not the same as a mold assessment):
Our lead Home inspector Philip Gaither is certified by interNACHI as an advanced mold inspector, and the IAC2 (the international association of certified indoor air consultants) as an indoor air consultant (and is NOT a mold assessor, or mold remediation contractor)
According to a declaratory statement by G. W. Harrell, Florida DBPR Director, on March 28, 2013, a Florida-licensed home inspector:
- "may inspect, sample, and identify visible mold, assuming the visible mold discovered during the home inspection is less 10 square feet in area," (or if there is no visible mold) and
- "is allowed to advertise mold testing, sampling, and inspections within the scope of licensure as a home inspector, so long as he/she does not use the terms "certified mold assessor," "registered mold assessor," "licensed mold assessor," "mold assessor," "professional mold assessor," or any combination thereof stating or implying licensure as a mold assessor."
*A non invasive visual Inspection for signs of possible apparent microbial growth or mold by a home inspector in readily accessible areas of the home, and air quality sampling is not the same as a mold assessment.