Mold Testing

At All American Home Inspections, LLC, our passion is to help residents and businesses in Southern Louisiana, maintain healthy living and working environments. One of the primary ways we do this is through our comprehensive mold testing services. Are you aware that a building with water damage could be silently impacting your health? Studies suggest indoor air pollutants, including mold and mycotoxins, could be a major contributor to a range of health problems.

The impact of damp and moldy environments on health varies between individuals. While some might experience no symptoms at all, others, particularly those sensitive to molds, may suffer from nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing, wheezing, eye irritation, and skin irritation. This risk is even greater for those with mold allergies, compromised immune systems, and chronic lung diseases such as obstructive lung disease.

In indoor environments, the most frequently encountered molds are Cladosporium, Penicillium, Alternaria, and Aspergillus. Moreover, a greenish-black mold known as Stachybotrys chartarum, often called "toxic black mold", can be found on high cellulose content surfaces within homes. This mold indicates a history of elevated moisture or water damage.

Recognizing mold-associated illness is vital. Signs can include fatigue, weakness, headaches, memory issues, concentration difficulties, joint pain, skin sensations, respiratory problems, mood swings, abdominal discomfort, disorientation, and even vertigo.

Our commitment at All American Home Inspections, LLC is to aid our clients in identifying, documenting, and understanding potential mold-related issues. Our services are available to home buyers, homeowners, contractors, tenants, landlords, and more. If you're anxious about water damage or an unidentified odor, we can assist in identifying the source.

Our mold services encompass:

  • Full inspection and consulting services for residential, multifamily, and commercial buildings.
  • Various types of microbial samples, including wall cavity, ambient air, and surface samples.
  • Thorough mold investigations, equipped with the latest moisture detection equipment, digital hygrometers, Zefon BioPumps, and Flir Infrared Thermography equipment.

Apart from mold testing, we also offer other environmental services such as allergen testing, lead paint testing, asbestos and fiberglass testing, indoor air quality testing, radon gas testing, and toxic lead testing.

We collaborate with an independent, accredited lab to analyze collected samples, providing our clients with a comprehensive report of the results. It's important to know what you're dealing with, as different allergens and molds can have varying impacts on health and property.

While mold spores are an inevitable outdoor presence, issues arise when these spores find their way indoors and encounter moist conditions conducive to their growth. Apart from health concerns, unchecked mold growth can also cause significant structural damage. Our professional team can accurately determine the types of mold present, and with advanced infrared camera equipment, we can also identify the source of the moisture.

While DIY mold test kits are available, they often fall short in terms of accuracy. Our testing services, on the other hand, deliver reliable results and detailed information about any detected allergens, molds, or contaminants.

Adhering to the highest standards, we maintain an unbiased approach by solely focusing on inspection and testing, avoiding any conflict of interest inherent in remediation or construction services. If you suspect the presence of mold, allergens, asbestos, or lead in your building, don't hesitate to contact All American Home Inspections, LLC. We'll answer all your queries and schedule a testing appointment at your convenience.

Please note that our company does not perform mold, asbestos, or lead remediation services