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Best Mold Testing Services in Santa Barbara

Mold Inspection in Santa Barbara County

During a house Mold inspection and testing, one of our team visually examines the property to detect signs of moisture and mold. They use specialized equipment, such as thermal imaging cameras, to measure humidity and moisture levels in walls and floors. Other areas that are prone to moisture intrusion include HVAC systems, crawl spaces, attics, and household appliances that generate moisture.

Samples are collected to determine the presence of mold growth or stains and to identify the type of mold. With the help of complete environmental testing consultants and laboratories like ours, the cause of mold problems can be detected, and recommendations can be provided for remedying them.

Professional Environmental Testing & Inspection Serving Santa Barbara and the Surrounding Areas

You can be confident that your home is secure and in good condition after our Mold inspection In Santa Barbara, CA. GCI provides you with valuable insights when buying a house, which is typically the most significant investment we make.

The report will be a detailed and expert analysis of both the building and its surroundings whether it’s a residential or commercial building. During the assessment, you can discuss the results with the inspector and understand which parts require maintenance and which may pose a risk to safety or structural integrity.

We proudly have been serving Santa Barbara’s Home Owners, Businesses, and Real Estate Agents for over 35 years. Call us now or submit our contact form for a free instant quote.

Mold Investigation Santa Barbara

IAQA Certified Mold Inspector With Over 35 Years of Experience

The significance of inspecting toxic mold should not be disregarded as it may persist unnoticed if not eradicated suitably. That might seriously affect health. With our cutting-edge tools such as moisture meters, thermal imaging, hygrometers, and advanced equipment, we can deliver swift and precise analysis. Our extensive reports provide in-depth details about our meticulous mold inspections.

As a real estate agent, your credibility is partly based on the contractors and vendors you endorse. My name is Scott Taylor, and I have a diverse background in firefighting, construction, property damage inspection, and environmental consulting spanning 35+ years. It is our responsibility to provide a superior customer experience to our customers, and I am well-equipped to provide them with comprehensive information to facilitate confident decision-making.

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We Inspect

Doesn’t matter if you’re considering cozy beach homes, or a commercial office, customers across Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Thousand Oaks highly recommend Gold Coast Inspectors. We inspect everything including:

  • EXTERIOR: Walls, Stairs, Trim, Sprinklers, and Chimney.

  • INTERIOR: Walls, Windows, Ceilings, Doors, Stairs, Fireplace, Smoke Detectors, Floors.

  • FOUNDATION: Crawlspace, Slab, Basement, Drainage, and Grading.

  • HEATING AND COOLING: Operational system, Controls, Condition of Dust Filters, Venting.

  • POOL / SPA: Pumps, Deck, Heater, Filter, Electrical, Coping, Blowers, Fencing.

  • ROOF: Downspouts, Gutters, Roofing Material, and Flashings.

  • ELECTRICAL: Main and sub-panels, Outlets, Wires, Wiring, GFIs, and Switches.

  • PLUMBING: Water Testing the Heater, Supply Lines, and Wastelines.

  • KITCHEN: Range/Cooktop, Sinks and Disposal, Cabinets, Counters, Dishwasher.

  • BATHROOMS: Showers and Tubs, Toilets, Sinks, Cabinets, Counters, Ventilation.

  • GARAGE: Vehicle Door and Opener, Exterior Doors, Interior Doors, Fire Walls, Ventilation, Floor.

  • ATTIC: Insulation, Ventilation, Framing.

  • GROUNDS: Driveway, Sidewalks, Retaining Walls, Patio, Decks, Porches, Fences, and Gates.

Scott Taylor: Environmental Inspector Helping With Inspection Services in Santa Barbara

Scott’s dedication to performing trustworthy inspections is evident in his attention to detail and his use of cutting-edge technology. He uses thermal imaging to detect hidden issues and moisture meters to assess the potential growth of mold in your home or office. He thoroughly inspects every aspect of a property, from the roof to the foundation, and provides a detailed report with photos and recommendations for any necessary repairs or improvements.

Scott is also committed to educating his clients about the process and providing them with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their property. He takes the time to answer any questions his clients may have and is always available to provide ongoing support long afterward. Ensuring superior standards.

Whether you are buying or selling a home, Scott Taylor is the master you can trust to provide you with accurate and reliable information about the condition of your property.


We Don’t Only Do Mold Testing Services

Not only testing for mold issues, but we also offer a full range of environmental services including:

  • VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)

  • Formaldehyde

  • Smoke Particulates

  • Airborne Asbestos

  • Bacteria

  • Salmonella

  • Chemical Presence … and more!

Contact Scott today at (805) 766-0072 and gain peace of mind knowing that your investment is in the hands of a true professional.



What is mold, and why does it matter?
In nature, mold plays a crucial role in breaking down dead organic matter such as trees and leaves. However, having mold in your home may lead to harm and should be avoided or eliminated. Mold spreads and multiplies through tiny spores that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Although there are various types and hues of mold, all of them require moisture to thrive.

– Why do you need a professional Mold Inspection service?
A comprehensive mold examination can bring clarity both figuratively and literally in a real estate deal. By examining mold in the home. The purchaser can make sure that the property is devoid of high levels of mold damage and the seller will feel satisfied knowing that they have acted responsibly towards the buyer. As mold is difficult to be present for the bare eye, engaging a proficient mold inspector can be beneficial for both parties.

– Can mold grow behind drywall?
Yes, mold can grow behind drywall if conditions are favorable. Moisture, warmth, and a food source, such as paper or wood, are the ideal conditions for mold growth. If there is water damage, leaks, or high humidity levels in a room, mold spores can easily penetrate and begin to grow behind it. It’s important to address any near suspected signs of water intrusion or damage promptly and keep indoor humidity levels below 60% to prevent mold growth.

– Do you offer mold removal and mold remediation services?
No, we do not offer remediation and removal. However, we have been inspecting homes across Santa Barbara and the surrounding area for over 35 years. We’re happy to give recommendations for the best contractors to help you with the damage restoration and remove mold from your house.

Customer Reviews

Had a terrific experience with Scott. I’m buying a condo in Oxnard which had had some prior issues and repairs. Scott took the time and listened to my concerns and did a very complete inspection. He addressed all my questions and also reviewed some previous inspection/repair docs from the seller to ensure that things were as they should be. Happy to recommend.

Mary-Pat C.

Gold Coast Inspectors is my first choice in home inspection. They are prompt in returning calls and scheduling an inspection as quickly as possible to meet the clients’ schedules. The reports are returned promptly also and are very thorough. Scott shares his knowledge and expertise with the client in a way that is easy for them to understand items he calls attention to.

Loretta B.

Scott was great to work with. Very thorough and professional. We highly recommend him!

Hannah M.

Highly professional and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

Ron K.

Scott always is on time for an inspection. He is prepared and does his inspection thoroughly, and in a timely manner. He seems always patient with my buyers; answering their questions either at the end of the inspection or takes the time to discuss something during the inspection. To me it shows a level of compassion and understanding of the client’s needs. I appreciate that.

Kathy K.

Scott looked gave us recommendations based on the test results we were working with. He was honest and helpful. We’ve decided to replace our HVAC and install an air scrubber to help with air quality. Scott was able to recommend the air scrubber he’s used in the past.

Cara M.

Very professional, we used him 3 times, always punctual, he sent the reports fast and he was very thorough. Highly recommend him.

Periklis P.

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Contact Us For the Best Mold Inspection Ventura Service

Our mold removal services in Ventura, California are highly recommended for the safety of your home. Our specialists have the expertise to conduct a thorough checking and repair of your property in a fast timely manner. Give us a call at (805) 766-0072 and we will answer any question you might have and we will even provide you with a free quote.