Why we do what we do and why we do it that way
In July 2022 DPOR issued “RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT REQUIRED NOTICE FOR BUYER TO EXERCISE NECESSARY DUE DILIGENCE” A mold assessment conducted during a home purchase must be conducted by a business that follows the guidelines provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Therefore, the old way of simply collecting mold samples is out the window. We conduct mold assessments according to the mold assessment guidelines established by the EPA and recognized by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations (DPOR).
The EPA says, sampling for mold should be conducted by professionals who have specific experience in designing mold sampling protocols, sampling methods, and interpreting results. Mold sampling protocols cannot be established until a full assessment of the property has been conducted. Sample analysis should follow analytical methods recommended by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), or other professional organizations. So, your typical home inspector cannot, under these guidelines conduct a mold assessment during a home inspection. But, when the home buyer hires Aztec Home Inspections Inc, the home buyer gets a professional home inspection and a Certified Mold Assessment that meets VA Code 55.1-703 and they save roughly $400.00 dollars. No, the EPA does not say mold testing is not necessary.
It is our goal to help every client understand mold, to assist them in getting their living environment to a healthy condition, and to keep it healthy. We do this by providing our clients with the information they need, actionable clear, and concise information. We answer the where, why and what questions. Where is mold growth present within the property? Why is there mold growth within the property? What needs to be done to remove and prevent mold growth from returning? In order for this to take place, a full assessment of the property must be conducted. Unlike other mold testers/mold inspectors, we are not there just to get your money.
We are here to help solve your mold problem.
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