A visual inspection of a house provides a home inspector with clues about the presence of moisture buildup and mold. This preliminary exam utilizes specialized equipment, such as thermal imaging cameras, to measure humidity and moisture presence in walls or floors. Other likely places for moisture intrusion include HVAC systems, crawl spaces, attics, dishwashers and other appliances where moisture is an issue.

Mold Inspection in Santa Barbara CountyAir and surface samples are used to determine and understand if mold growth or stains are present, and to identify the type of mold. Experienced mold inspectors and laboratories like ours can detect mold problems, and provide you with recommendations to remedy them.

Do I need mold investigation?

A mold investigation clears the air figuratively and literally, in a real estate transaction. The buyer will know that the house is free of elevated levels of mold, and the seller will feel good knowing that they did right by the buyer. With mold being tough to see with the naked eye, a professional mold inspection allows both buyer and seller to benefit.

Mold Inspection MalibuWhat is mold, and why does it matter?

Mold helps biodegrade organic items in nature like dead trees and leaves. It is an essential part of nature. But in a house mold can be destructive, and should be prevented or removed. Mold spores, which are invisible to the naked eye, float through the air and are how mold reproduces and grows. There are many types and colors of mold, but none can grow without moisture.

Exposure to excessive levels of these spores can be dangerous to humans and animals. It can affect the immune system, and lead people to suffer other health problems as well. Mold can also damage furniture, carpets, rugs, and kitchen and bathroom cabinets. If mold hasn’t been remediated, it can cause serious damage to the structure of a house.

How will it affect a real estate transaction in Ventura County, Los Angeles County, or Santa Barbara County?

Mold Inspection CalabasasMold growth can be stopped and removed in a house. Its presence does not mean you won’t be able to buy or sell a house. It means that there is an unexpected source of moisture in the house which needs to be resolved. Once the source of moisture is determined, the mold can be removed and both parties can feel confident that mold will not be an issue in the real estate transaction.

ACAC Certified

Scott Taylor has been awarded the Council-­certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) and Council-certified Residential Mold Inspector (CRMI) designation by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). This prestigious, board­-awarded certification recognizes Taylor’s knowledge and field experience in indoor environmental investigation and consulting.

ACAC Council-Certified Residential Mold InspectorTo earn the CIEC designation, Scott passed a rigorous examination based on respected industry texts. He then submitted documented, verifiable field experience to a board of peers, earning a unanimous vote of approval.

To maintain the CIEC designation, Scott will remain active in the field and complete 40 hours of professional development activities within the next two years.

Scott is now listed in the ACAC certificant database at www.acac.org, along with more than 2,800 ACAC certificants around the world. The database can be searched by name, company or zip code and represents a continuously updated roster of experienced indoor environmental professionals.

The CIEC designation is accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB) and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), both nationally recognized third­-party accreditation bodies. For more information, visit www.acac.org.

More Than Simply Mold Inspection

Not only do we test for mold, but also for the following:

  • VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)

  • Formaldehyde

  • Smoke Particulates

  • Airborne Asbestos

  • Bacteria

  • Salmonella

  • Chemical Presence

  • …and more!

Los Angeles Area Mold Inspection

If you suspect mold growth or other contaminants in your home, or need a mold inspection for a real estate transaction, call or email us now to schedule an inspection: (805) 766-0072.

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Customer Reviews

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.

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.

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.

Highly professional and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

Ron K.

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

Hannah 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.

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.

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Serving Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and west Los Angeles County and Malibu since 1989. Certifications & affiliations include these fine organizations: