B&R Home Inspections Inc.
P.O. Box 3012
Las Cruces NM 88047
Las Cruces NM - Home-Commercial Inspections
Why Hire an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector®?
InterNACHI inspectors are certified and trained by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the world’s largest nonprofit association of residential and commercial property inspectors. InterNACHI provides its members with accredited training and education, free benefits, expert advice, and peer support—all to help them serve their homeowner-clients by providing them with the highest-quality inspections for their largest investments.
Mold Sampling Methods - State of New Mexico Only.
MOLD TESTING IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The goal of sampling is to learn about the levels of mold growth and amplification in buildings. There are no EPA or OSHA standards for levels of fungi and mold in indoor environments. There are also no standard collection methods. However, several generally accepted collection methods are available to inspectors to study mold (and bacteria) in indoor environments. A comparison with reference samples can be a useful approach. Reference samples are usually taken outdoors and sometimes samples can be taken from “non-complaint” areas. In general, indoor fungal concentrations should be similar to or lower than outdoor levels. High levels of mold only found inside buildings often suggest indoor amplification of the fungi. Furthermore, the detection of water-indicating fungi, even at low levels, may require further evaluation. There are several types of testing methods that can detect the presence of mold. They can be used to find mold spores that are suspended in air, in settled dust, or mold growing on surfaces of building materials and furnishings.
There are different methods that can identify types of live mold and dead mold in a sampled environment. Mold spores can be allergenic and toxic even when dead.
All sampled material obtained in the laboratory is analyzed using modern microscopic methods, standard and innovative mycological techniques, analyzed at 630 – 1,000 times magnification. Testing for mold with an accredited laboratory is the best way to determine if you have mold and what type of mold it is.
Air Sampling Methods - State of New Mexico Only
Air samples are possibly the most common type of environmental sample that investigators collect to study bioaerosols (mold, pollen, particulates). The physics of removing particles from the air and the general principles of good sample collection apply to all airborne materials, whether biological or other origins. Therefore, many of the basic principles investigators use to identify and quantify other airborne particulate matter can be adapted to bioaerosol sampling. Common to all aerosol samplers is the consideration of collection
efficiency. The following are the two most common forms of air sampling methods.
Surface Sampling Methods
Surface sampling can be useful for differentiating between mold growth and stains of various kinds. This type of sampling is used to identify the type of mold growth that may be present and help investigate water intrusion. Surface sampling can help the interpretation of building inspections when used correctly. The following are the different types of surface samples that are commonly used to perform a direct examination of a specific location. Spore counts per area are not normally useful.
We inspect the plumbing systems for any leaks or deficiencies.
We provide warranty inspections for new homes that approaching the 1 year warranty.
We Inspect fireplaces and the chimney structures. Gas operation testing.
We inspect Mobile home utilizing the Standards of practice for mobile home inspections.
We inspect the roofing system for any damage or areas in need of repair.
We inspect Swimming pool systems to ensure proper operation and safety.
We take safety serious and ensure proper safety inspections and procedures.
We inspect for any moisture intrusion or evidence of moisture penetration.
We inspect kitchens and all permanently installed appliances for operation and safety.
We inspect the electrical systems for safety and required installed safety devices.
We inspect the exterior structure and components of the outer wall structures
We inspect any attached decks for safety and proper construction.