Detection of Black Mold

Dear George,
Is there a way to have a house inspected to detect if there is black mold present possibly in the inside walls?

signed,
Curious

Dear Curious,

You can have your home inspected by a Certified Mold Inspector. Bye Bye Mold is certified and uses a thermal imaging camera. Because moisture intrusion and water leaks affect the emitted infrared energy of building materials, our thermal imaging camera can help locate sources of water intrusion.

Where mold is suspected, we use Air-O-Cell ® cassettes to collect mold spore samples. Samples can also be taken in non-finished spaces of the structure anywhere that allows a small hole to be drilled to insert the air-pump tubing.

Laboratory analysis can then determine if elevated levels of a black mold species is present on the sample.