Our Mold Testing (Inspection) Services
It’s easy to miss a hidden mold problem. Even if you don’t find visible mold growth in your home or commercial property, the only way to be sure is through a licensed mold inspection.
- Mold tests – lab tests
- Mold inspection – full visual inspection
- Clearance testing – post-removal
A complete mold inspection and testing service includes:
At AAA Lead Pro New York, we always explain and guide you through any work, so that you can have peace of mind knowing your home is in good hands.
Mold Testing Requirements in NY
Who can do mold tests and inspections in New York?
In the State of New York, not just anyone can do professional mold inspection. They must be a fully licensed, certified mold contractor or mold contracting company like ourselves. Legally, you cannot hire an unqualified mold contractor.
What are the standards for NY mold inspection?
Mold inspection and testing in NYC is covered by many laws and regulations, including among others:
- Local Law 61 of 2018
- NY Assembly Bill S3667D of 2015
- Air Code Penalty Schedule
- Article 32 of NY Labor Law
These outline processes that must be followed, such as the proper licensing of workers and standard operating procedures.
For example, that a client must be provided with a findings report, and that post-clearance testing must be performed by an unbiased third-party.
The AAA Guarantee
As a leading environmental testing company in the Tri-State area, we take pride in our work. At AAA Lead Professionals NY, you can rest assured that our projects are done safely, on time, according to plan, and with respect for you and your home.
When do I need to get a mold inspection?
If you are considering buying a home or property in New York, be sure to have it assessed for potential mold issues to protect your health as well as your investment.
If your tenant is reporting mold in a rental property, you must have the mold investigated and dealt with. Likewise, if your landlord refuses to take action, third-party proof could help your case. Tenants can call 311 for HPD to assist.
If you’ve noticed mold-like growths in the home, you should have it inspected and tested to find out what kind of mold it is and its level of toxicity. Mold can also cause serious structural damage to buildings.
You should also get a mold test and inspection when anyone in the household is experiencing signs and symptoms of mold exposure. Poor indoor air quality is a health hazard.
What does toxic mold look like?
Molds vary widely in appearance, and not all of them are toxic. A lab test is the only way to be certain which species of mold you are dealing with.
Mold is often black, brown, green, blueish, yellow, or grey in color. It can have fuzzy or slimy patches or spots, or be drier and look similar to a stain or dust.
Mildew refers to certain types of mold, often flat and white. Common types of indoor mold include Aspergillus, Cladosporium, Penicillium, and Alternaria.
Where is mold commonly found in the home?
Mold spores are everywhere in the air. This means any area of a building can develop mold growth. We often find it in:
- Humid areas – kitchen, bathroom
- Pipes, insulation
- Air systems, ventilation
- Behind appliances
- Garage, basement, attic
- Crawl space, storage
- Near windows, tile
It is frequently in areas that are missed by the untrained eye: under floorboards, inside walls and ducts, and so on. That’s why it’s important to have a mold expert verify your property is mold-safe if you have any reason to believe it may not be.
Can a home inspector inspect for mold in New York?
Home inspection and mold inspection are different roles. In NY, you need a license to conduct professional mold assessment.
A property is not considered mold-safe just because your home inspector did not notice any mold. You should call a mold inspector, not a home inspector, to determine whether you have mold.
A home inspector is responsible for assessing the condition of a home in terms of its safety and your investment when making a purchase. They may bring up a mold issue, but they are not a mold professional with specialized training.
What are mold tests and mold inspections?
Mold test is a lab test conducted on mold samples taken from the air or affected surfaces, to determine the type and concentration of mold present. Our professionals will help you analyze the results.
In mold inspections, a licensed mold inspector looks for mold and conditions liable to cause mold such as sources of excess humidity. It involves mold testing.
- Also done after a mold remediation project, to confirm that the area is mold-safe and the mold should not return.
- Mold assessment is another term for this.
Why is there mold in New York homes?
Here in the Empire State, as it is such a populous area with many homes and buildings of varying condition, indoor mold often occurs as a result of water leak, excess humidity, poor ventilation, or an infestation of mold in the building complex.
As a landlord, you may be responsible for mold removal in New York rental properties under certain conditions, as well as to prevent future mold problems. You are also required to conduct annual indoor allergen testing, per Local Law 55 of 2018 (Asthma-Free Housing Act). Give AAA NY a call to learn about your case!
Any New York mold resources?
Here are links with more information about mold in New York City.
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What Our Clients Say
AAA Lead professionals took care of my mold problem from start to finish. They were professional , knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. I have been having a mold problem in my basement since we bought the home two years ago and we have worked with several mold remediation companies to try and get rid of the mold, it always came back 6 weeks later. It is now six month since AAA Lead Professionals performed there work and the basement is still mold free. We can finally start using our basement without having to worry about our health. Thanks so much for everything. You have really earned a five start review from me.
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I hired AAA Lead Pros to do the mold remediation in my basement. Within an hour of my initial call someone came out to give me an estimate and mold assessment report. Initially, I was not happy to find they charged for the estimate. Once I received the quote back that quickly changed. Lead Pros are extremely well priced. I’m talking a third of what their competitors attempted to charge me. They were also willing deduct the cost of the estimate off the final price of the job. I hired them on the spot after receiving the quote and they were on the job site within a week. As for the work itself, I could not be more satisfied. The supervisor was friendly and willing to ease the concerns of both myself and the tenants by answering an onslaught of our questions. Once the walls and floors started being torn down it became clear to them that to do the job correctly far more material would need to be removed than what was initially agreed upon. This was done at no additional cost to me which made it clear in my mind that they are dedicated to getting the job done correctly without trying to take advantage of their customers. The mold killing agent that was used was a green product so it was not necessary to vacate the premise during the time the work was going on. All contaminated materials were removed and hauled off site. Anything which could not be removed (structural support beams) were treated and encapsulated. They also used an air scrubber which was left running for 24 hours straight to ensure any disturbed mold spores would not further contaminate the air and job site. After the job was concluded I felt compelled to tip them for their great service. They wouldn’t even accept the tip! This is why I felt personally obligated to leave them this positive review. I am normally very skeptical of contractors so it is refreshing to find an outfit like this with integrity. They will absolutely be getting my business again should the need ever arise.
I’ve used AAA Lead Professionals multiple times for projects we’ve done. We’ve had renovation projects with mold in the crawlspaces, asbestos shingles and tile on another project, and lead on exterior paint of an older house. AAA took care of all these problems in a timely fashion and at a reasonable price. Happy to use their services and to refer them to others.