Mold Surface Test

Mold is a naturally occurring fungus that is hazardous to our health and can cause significant structural damage to your property. Within 24 hours of water exposure, mold can grow, and while it can be mitigated, this can be costly. At WIN Home Inspection, our Mold Surface Test protects your home and prioritizes your health. Our expert inspectors are equipped with the knowledge and tools to identify hidden mold growth and provide detailed reports on elevated levels.

A family sitting in bed blowing their nose
A family sitting in bed blowing their nose

45 Million+

Buildings in the U.S. have unhealthy levels of mold.

30% to 50%

Asthma risk increases by 30% to 50% due to mold exposure.


Of Americans carrying susceptible genes are adversely affected by mold-related health conditions.

Mold on the surface of the wall
Detect 100+ Hazardous Types of Household Mold

50% of homes have mold issues mostly due to undetected moisture in homes.

Why Get a Mold Surface Test With WIN?

A Mold Test is not just a routine service; it’s a crucial step in safeguarding the health and integrity of your home. When water penetrates your home, mold can begin to grow within just 24 to 48 hours, so it’s critical to act quickly when mold is suspected. When left untreated, surface mold can feed on organic materials like wood, drywall, and insulation, leading to decay, warping, and weakening of the structural components of your home.

Benefits of Mold Surface Test

Detect Physical Mold: Mold growth is commonly mistaken for dark stains and wet spots, which when unattended, can grow out of control.
Protect Your Health: Whether in the air or on the surface, mold is hazardous to our health, affecting our mood, sleep, and respiratory health.
Uncover Moisture Issues: Identify and address the root cause of mold growth by identifying underlying moisture issues.
Prevent Property Damage: Protect your property from structural damage caused by mold growth through timely testing and remediation.

How Does a Mold Surface Test Work?

During a Mold Test with WIN, our certified inspectors will test surfaces in your home for mold. In some cases, a Mold Air Test may be required.

WIN Home Inspector doing a Mold Surface Test


Visually Assess the Home

Our inspectors will look for any visible signs of mold or moisture such as stains, discoloration, warping, or water damage.



Collect Surface Samples



Test the Samples



Receive a Comprehensive Report


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A Mold Test provides valuable information about the presence and extent of mold in the property you are considering. It helps you make an informed decision, negotiate repairs or price adjustments if necessary, and ensures a healthy living environment for you and your family.
If mold is discovered, it is important to consult with a qualified mold remediation professional to assess the severity and necessary actions. Depending on the situation, you can negotiate repairs, request the seller to address the issue, or reconsider the purchase if the extent of mold is extensive or poses significant health risks.
Yes, mold issues can be resolved before finalizing the home purchase. With the assistance of professional mold remediation services, mold can be properly addressed, removed, and the affected areas restored to a healthy condition. This ensures that you can proceed with the purchase confidently.
A Mold Surface Test detects mold growth and helps identify potential sources of moisture or water intrusion in your home. By addressing these issues early, you can prevent future mold growth and maintain a safe and healthy living environment.
To minimize the risk of mold growth, ensure proper ventilation in high-moisture areas, address any leaks or water damage promptly, maintain optimal indoor humidity levels, use mold-resistant materials when renovating or building, and regularly inspect areas prone to moisture, such as bathrooms, basements, and attics.
Yes, some signs and indicators of mold presence include musty odors, water stains or discoloration on walls or ceilings, peeling or bubbling paint, increased allergy symptoms, or unexplained health issues. If you notice any of these signs, act promptly and schedule a Mold Test.
A Mold Surface Test can positively impact the sale of your property by providing potential buyers with peace of mind in the property's condition. By addressing mold issues proactively, you can avoid last-minute surprises, negotiate repairs or price adjustments from a position of transparency, and facilitate a smoother sale process.
Before listing your home, consider getting a pre-listing mold assessment. This will help identify any mold issues that need to be addressed. If mold is found, consult with a professional mold remediation company to safely remove the mold, and restore the affected areas. This proactive step ensures that your home is in optimal condition for potential buyers.
Disclosure requirements related to mold vary by location. It is recommended to consult with your real estate agent or local authorities to understand the specific regulations in your area. In general, it is best to be transparent and disclose any known mold issues to potential buyers to maintain trust and comply with legal obligations.