The Building Detective GuideTM

How to find Mold in Your Home "Water. Water. Water."

The easiest way to find mold in your home is to find the source of the water leak, condensation, or seep, which is causing it to grow on the building materials. Warm damp spots inside a home create the perfect environment for the growth of noxious or toxic levels of mold and concentrated mold spore releases. The MoldCheck™ Test Kit’s sampling films will show you the relative mold spore count in each room. If your home has a mold problem, it is most likely hidden in or near the rooms with the highest mold spore counts. The next step is to use The Building Detective Guide™ to conduct a detailed water leak search of the rooms with the highest spore counts.

The Building Detective GuideTM, included in your MoldCheck™ Mold Test Kit, will take you through a step-by-step detailed inspection of your home, apartment or office in order to help you determine if there is a source of mold growing within the building. You will be looking for signs of mold growth or water leaks and stains - mold needs moisture in order to grow.

The Building Detective GuideTM will help you locate the nooks and crannies of your home where you are likely to find the hidden mold and source of water and dampness which is enabling the mold to grow.

Mold growing in any space inside a home or office will produce millions of spores and gases which can travel through almost any type of opening and spread throughout a home, moving on air currents and drafts and through heating and cooling ducts. Remember mold spores (seeds) are so small that they are impossible to see. Do you have mold in your home?

Actively growing mold may not be visible or odorous. It may be behind walls, wallpaper, beams, tile, etc. The mold “problem” may occur “on and off” due to high or low humidity and disturbances by people, pets or air currents. Even some of the most toxic molds (i.e., Stachybotrys Chartarum) do not have any known identifiable odor.

The MoldCheck™ Mold Test Kits include The Building Detective GuideTM, which contains 18 building search categories to guide you through a complete mold and moisture inspection. This Guide is an indispensable part of the MoldCheck™ Mold Test Kits. Following these steps will help you locate the sources of mold contamination growing in your home.