DIY Mold Inspection
What you'll learn
- My students will learn how to perform a general mold inspection to determine whether a specialist should get involved.
This course is designed for people that believe they may have a mold concern. You may be sick all the time and you don't know what's causing it. You could spend thousands of dollars for testing and inspections, just to find out that there isn't a mold concern inside your property. There are many steps a homeowner can take to find out if there is a major mold problem or if it's something they can take care of on their own. I will walk you through the proper steps to get to the bottom of a mold concern.
We will start with the exterior of the home and then make our way through the entire inspection. We will talk about the crawlspace, attic, basements, mechanical room, living areas, bathrooms and bedrooms. We will explain the different types of mold testing and when you should utilize certain steps. Toxic mold isn't the only environmental and IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) concern you need to address inside your property. We will talk about Radon, Termites and VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds).
Most mitigation companies will tell you there's a major concern so that they can charge you thousands of dollars to mitigate. You will learn how to do your own mold testing, which can be done for less than $100. If you've ever paid a mold specialist like myself, you know that it can get expensive quickly. This course could save you thousands of dollars on a problem that isn't a major concern. This course may be something that addresses the fact that you've been sick for a long time and your doctor can't get to the bottom of it.
I have been in the mold and construction industry since 1994. I will give you the perspective of a mold specialist and general contractor. By no means is this course a replacement for a professional inspector or IAQ specialist. We DO NOT recommend mold mitigation to be performed without the proper equipment and certifications. Any mold removal shall be done by a certified mold mitigation contractor. Take the time to address your health and the health of your home, lets do this!
Who this course is for:
- Occupants of a home that believe they have a mold concern.
- Those that wish to become a mold inspector.
Steve Worsley is the CEO of CNC Contractor Services. Born and raised in Clearfield, Utah, Steve has spent over twenty years in the construction field. From general contracting to home inspections to mold mitigation and rehabilitation, Steve is a mold mitigation contractor and mold testing expert who has written a number of books, including The Mold Epidemic, Black Mold and Home Inspections: What Your Realtor Won't Tell You, and Toxic Mold and My Old Home. Steve provides mold consultation to clients in virtual and face-to-face settings across the United States. Steve's books are available in paperback, eBook and Audible format. Steve does a weekly podcast addressing mold concerns, check out THE TOXIC MOLD PODCAST on Itunes or Soundcloud.