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Mold Testing, Mold Inspection and Mold Sampling

Phoenix, Scottsdale and Maricopa County

Affordable Home Inspections provides two types of mold related services:

1. MOLD SAMPLING - Air and Surface - $125.00 per sample

Air mold sampling consists of withdrawing a metered amount of air performed in the contaminated areas to determine the amount of mold spores and to help in the assessment of mold growth and the types of mold active in the living areas. The samples are then shipped overnight to Environmental Microbiology Laboratories, Inc (EMLab). An easy to read and follow laboratory analysis report will be taken from the samples. Delivery of the test results can be mailed, faxed, or emailed with 48 to 72 hours. A minimum of 2 samples must be taken as an outdoor sample is used by the laboratory for comparison purposes. The laboratory Report will provide a summary of the following:

• How to easily understand the analytical results of the samples.
• General information on how to interpret the Mold Score.
• The types and quantities of mold spores found.
• Definitions and descriptions of each mold type found.
• Recommendations and approved guidelines for resolving mold problems.

Click Here to See a sample of a laboratory analysis called a Mold Report.

Surface Sampling consists of swab, tape, or bulk testing. The mold samples are collected from the contaminated areas using lift tape, specialized sterilized swabs, and or cutting out portions of the materials. From there, the samples are sealed in an airtight container and shipped to the laboratory for analysis. The laboratory results are ready for review within 24 to 72 hours and can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to all concerned parties.

2. MOLD INSPECTION - $199.00 Flat Fee (Phoenix & Scottsdale)

A MOLD INSPECTION consists of a non-invasive visual inspection of all potential leak areas such as: Roof leaks, Mechanical HVAC & Appliance leaks, Plumbing pipes, and drain leaks. Surface and area drains and slope drainage. Wall and Window leaks. Exterior lawn and landscape irrigation. The inspection provided inside and out is for the purpose of detecting leaks, mold, or damp areas and potential problems that could lead to moisture intrusion into the home. During the mold inspection, specialized tools such as moisture detecting meters can be used to help uncover potential moisture intrusion into areas not always accessible.

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American Society of Home Inspectors


Member Home Inspections USA


Inspection Training Associates


International Association of Certified Home Inspectors

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Qualifications and Certifications


At Affordable Inspection, many of our Inspectors are General Contractors with years of building experience and thousands of Home Inspections. In addition to this, all of our inspectors are licensed and certified by the State of Arizona, Board of Technical Registration a requirement to conduct Home Inspections in the state of Arizona.


We adhere to the Inspection Standards set forth by the State of Arizona through the American Society of Home Inspectors. To review the operating Standards of Practice


All of our inspectors are professionally trained and certified in both Mold and Home Inspections through the licensed, accredited school of Inspection Training Associates and American Home Labs and follow the guidelines set forth by the American Society of Home Inspectors


Our inspectors are up to date with all the building and construction changes and improvements. Each of our inspectors is required to complete an additional 60 hours of continuing education per year.