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Post by greg1 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:23 am

Just wondering if there is a tool or something to check for mold in house without ripping out the drywall. I mean one way to tell is a musty smell in a basement, but smell could come from many places in basement, heck even a washer/dryer smell sometimes. I dont have a mold issue, but if I go to open houses they seem nice on the outside but nobody knows what is happening behind the walls. Just wondering if there is least intrusive way to check for mold problems?

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Post by Shannon » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:10 pm

the only way I know of would be an air quality check and that is a specialty service that I'm sure you don't want to pay for unless you are really serious about purchasing.
I would hazard a guess that almost any home has some amount of mould somewhere.
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Post by A. Spruce » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:14 pm

About the only thing I can think of would be a moisture meter, which only tells you the moisture level of a surface, it doesn't tell you if there's mold/mildew or not. The thing is, mold/mildew can't occur without the presence of moisture, so if something is wet that shouldn't be, odds are there is mold present or going to be present soon.
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Re: mold

Post by housetwinkle » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:07 am

Hi there! Not much of an expert but Part 2 here has some useful tips: