April 29, 2017

This is a common question we get during a home inspection, "What is that dial next to the Thermostat?"

It is a Humidistat.  To simplify it is a sensor designed to control humidity in a home.  In our opinion it should always be left in the on position or bypassed. I'll e...

April 22, 2017

Carpeted bathrooms are bathrooms that have carpeted floors instead of traditional floor surfaces, such as tile or vinyl. Despite their tendency to foster mold and bacteria, carpets are sometimes installed in residential bathrooms for aesthetic purposes. Carpets should...

March 4, 2017

Testing or Sampling for Mold

Is sampling for mold needed?  In most cases, if visible mold growth is present, sampling is unnecessary.  Since no EPA or other federal limits have been set for mold or mold spores, sampling cannot be used to check a building's compliance wi...