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Mold Testing

How Can I Know If I Have Mold In My Home ?

According to the CDC, if you can see or smell mold, a health risk may be present.¹

Unfortunately, for many prospective or current homeowners, spotting a mold problem may not be that easy. This can be especially true during the process of buying a home, where for obvious reasons the best qualities of the house are showcased. But there are ways to avoid being surprised later on by an unknown, costly, or potentially dangerous mold issue.

We offer state of the art AI-powered mold testing for air or surface samples in any home or building. Our reports are designed for the homeowner or home purchaser and are easy to understand. Where other companies’ mold testing reports can often be overly dense and confusing, below are some of the ways in which our mold reports stand apart.

Mold...often undetected unless tested.

Images of actual observed spores

(From the air and/or surface samples gathered by your home inspector.)

Clearly communicated results and areas of concern

Is there a mold problem? If so, where?

Simple breakdown of the particular objects observed during testing

Since there are many different kinds of mold, it can be helpful to pinpoint which 'notable objects' are present in your current / future home.

How it Works


3 (or more, as needed) samples are taken, which always includes the initial outdoor air sample. This outdoor air sample is essential for establishing a 'normal' against which the indoor samples can be evaluated in order to determine whether elevated mold levels are observed in the home.

AI-Assisted Analysis

Once samples have been collected, your inspector will send them to the lab. The samples will be digitized and analyzed using powerful AI technology (trained on hundreds of thousands of images). Once the AI presents the results, a lab analyst confirms them and generates the report.


Your home inspector will then send you this report, which contains real images of detected mold spores and particulate, pinpoints the mold arising from water damage, and highlights any elevated levels for your attention and action.

Lab Director: Dylan McIntosh

  • CIH (certified industrial hygienist)
  • PAACB (Pan American Aerobiology Certification Board)
  • McCrone Research Institute graduate
  • Managed an environmental lab in Chicago for 8 years
  • Performed hundreds of home and building inspections

Expert Advisor: John Haines

  • Sr. mycology scientist, New York State Biological survey (retired)
  • Instructor at the McCrone Research Institute
  • World leading mycologist

¹ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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