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About Our Mold Testing Hagerstown, MD Services

Airborne mold spores can cause health issues. We use specialized tools to collect air samples from inside and outside your home for lab analysis. This will clearly identify the mold type and if its levels are unusually high. 

Immediate Swab Testing On-Site

If there are visible signs of biological growth, we can take swab tests and send them to a lab for detailed analysis. The report will specify the mold type, aiding in deciding how to address any potential risks. Schedule mold testing Hagerstown, MD services with us today!

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Benefits of Choosing Fox Mountain Property Inspections

Choosing Fox Mountain Property Inspections for your home purchase ensures a smooth process. We can collect most samples during the home inspection, reducing delays in your transaction. 

For current homeowners concerned about mold, or those seeking peace-of-mind reassurance about their home’s safety, our experienced team provides essential information for a healthy living environment. 

Mold Basics

  • The key to mold control is moisture control.
  • If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly and fix the water problem.
  • It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24 to 48 hours to prevent mold growth.

Why is mold growing in my home?

Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter, such as fallen leaves and dead trees. But indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture.

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Can mold cause health problems?

Molds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing. Molds have the potential to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants and, in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins). Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Allergic responses include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash (dermatitis). Allergic reactions to mold are common. They can be immediate or delayed. Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. In addition, mold exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat and lungs of both mold-allergic and non-allergic people. Symptoms other than the allergic and irritant types are not commonly reported as a result of inhaling mold. Research on mold and health effects is ongoing. This article provides a brief overview; it does not describe all potential health effects related to mold exposure. For more detailed information, consult a health professional. You may also wish to consult your state or local health department. To find out if you have mold in your home, it is important to receive mold inspection or testing services!

How do I get rid of mold?

It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors. Some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust. Mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present. Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water problem. If you clean up the mold but don’t fix the water problem, then, most likely, the mold problem will recur.

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Mold/Indoor Air Quality

Different types of mold in your home and different levels of exposure can pose various hazards—from irritation to allergic reactions to infection and toxicosis. Toxic and pathogenic molds can cause serious health issues—such as immune suppression and cancer. An air sample quality test can give you important answers you need, and help you see if any mold remediation is needed! Contact us for your mold testing in Frederick Maryland today!

Who should do the cleanup?

This depends on a number of factors. One consideration is the size of the mold problem. If the moldy area is less than about 10 square feet (less than roughly a 3-foot by 3-foot patch), in most cases, you can handle the job yourself, following the guidelines below.
 
  • If there has been a lot of water damage, and/or mold growth covers more than 10 square feet, consult with an InterNACHI inspector.
  • If you choose to hire a contractor (or other professional service provider) to do the cleanup, make sure the contractor has experience cleaning up mold. Check references and ask the contractor to follow the recommendations of the EPA, the guidelines of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygenists (ACGIH), or other guidelines from professional or government organizations.
  • Do not run the HVAC system if you know or suspect that it is contaminated with mold. This could spread mold throughout the building.
  • If the water and/or mold damage was caused by sewage or other contaminated water, then call in a professional who has experience cleaning and fixing buildings damaged by contaminated water.
  • If you have health concerns, consult a health professional before starting cleanup.
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Tips and Techniques

The tips and techniques presented in this section will help you clean up your mold problem. Professional cleaners or remediators may use methods not covered here. Please note that visible mold may cause staining and cosmetic damage. It may not be possible to clean an item so that its original appearance is restored.   

  • Fix plumbing leaks and other water problems as soon as possible. Dry all items completely.
  • Scrub mold off hard surfaces with detergent and water, and dry completely.
  • Absorbent or porous materials, such as ceiling tiles and carpet, may have to be thrown away if they become moldy. Mold can grow on or fill in the empty spaces and crevices of porous materials, so the mold may be difficult or impossible to remove completely.
  • Avoid exposing yourself or others to mold.
  • Do not paint or caulk moldy surfaces.
  • Clean up the mold and dry the surfaces before painting. Paint applied over moldy surfaces is likely to peel. If you are unsure about how to clean an item, or if the item is expensive or of sentimental value, you may wish to consult a specialist. Specialists in furniture repair and restoration, painting and art restoration and conservation, carpet and rug cleaning, water damage, and fire or water restoration are commonly listed in phone books. Be sure to ask for and check references. Look for specialists who are affiliated with professional organizations.

About Hagerstown, MD

Hagerstown, Maryland, is a vibrant city and the county seat of Washington County. With a population of 43,527, it is Maryland’s sixth-most populous city and the most populous in the Maryland Panhandle. Anchoring the Hagerstown metropolitan area, it is known for its unique topography with stone ridges running through the center. Despite its semi-rural setting, Hagerstown is a thriving transportation and commercial hub, well-connected by highways, railroads, and an airport. It serves as the chief commercial and industrial center for the Tri-State Area. If you are looking to schedule mold testing Hagerstown, MD services, contact Fox Mountain Property Inspections today!

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17:58 06 Apr 24
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13:55 01 Apr 24
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Bethany DaughertyBethany Daugherty
23:34 29 Mar 24
Keith and Seth were fantastic during the inspection of our 100+ year old house. They were warm and friendly while being informative and thorough. We weren’t able to stay the entire time and Keith followed up with me afterwards to give a status update on the rest of the inspection. The report produced was complete and the pictures were great, and even the process to schedule and pay was seamless. I’ve had several home inspections done and Fox Mountain were some of the best!
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19:07 23 Mar 24
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18:29 21 Mar 24
Customer service is terrible! I’ve been reaching out every day for a week now due to some issues regarding home inspection and NO ONE responds. I’m beyond frustrated. The home inspector was super friendly and we felt confident using them.. now I’m not so sure.
Debra SepulvedaDebra Sepulveda
18:43 20 Mar 24
We had a fantastic experience with Richard and Seth as home inspectors. They were thorough, knowledgeable, and professional. It was an educational experience for us as Richard patiently taught and walked us through all systems and details of the home we are purchasing. Highest recommendation.
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01:42 17 Mar 24
Richard and Seth did a fantastic job on an inspection of the property that we were interested in. They were thorough, professional, and incredibly knowledgeable. Highly recommend their services to anyone in need of a top-notch inspection.
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00:48 13 Mar 24
Roy was super friendly and knowledgeable. He explained everything perfectly, and even answered any questions we had. The price is also a bonus! The whole process was very easy.
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01:59 12 Mar 24
A great unexpected gem of professionals to work with. Thorough, knowledgeable, patient answering questions wise advice, and problem solvers. Thank you for providing expert advice on making our decision on a property.
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22:53 11 Mar 24
Extremely knowledgeable and helpful! So grateful for the work they did for me. Highly recommend!
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23:37 05 Mar 24
The inspector was very thorough, and answered all of my questions with patience and skill. I felt a part of the inspection of my new home, and every penny was worth the knowledge going into the settlement process.
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07:48 23 Feb 24
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00:44 22 Feb 24
Keith performed our home inspection. We were impressed by his knowledge and thoroughness. He prioritized issues and gave detailed explanations for his findings. He was more than happy to answer questions and provided a report that included photos. The process made us comfortable with our decision to move forward with our home purchase. I highly recommend Fox Mountain Property Inspections.
Gordon Tyler IIIGordon Tyler III
01:56 18 Feb 24
Roy was excellent and pleasant to deal with
Elise WoodallElise Woodall
18:23 14 Feb 24
Keith helped us through two inspections. He helped us feel prepared and well informed for our home purchase decisions. He welcomed questions and did a great job creating a dialogue so I felt like we got a good understanding of all his observations. Highly recommend. I would share his card with my family members.
Emily HilemanEmily Hileman
19:48 02 Feb 24
Had a great experience and am glad I used this company for my first home inspection. Keith Corley did a great job explaining things and was very thorough with the inspection.
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22:30 21 Jan 24
Fox Mountain Property Inspections is extremely easy to work with. We needed a quick turnaround and even with inclement weather they were able to accommodate. They are professional, thorough, and explained all their findings in detail. We would highly recommend them.
Matthew SchmutzMatthew Schmutz
16:51 03 Dec 23
Worth every Penny! As a first-time home buyer never having gone through this process before I was pretty nervous. Fox Mountain Property Inspections took care of everything, walked me through the process and made me feel at ease.Our Inspector Keith was amazing, and I truly can't say enough good things about him. Very Knowledgeable, thorough and just a nice person! From getting on top of the roof to check for damages all the way down to testing for moisture in the basement. This is the person you want inspecting your future home!Unfortunately, the house didn't work out, but rest assure I will be calling Fox Mountain back when I am in need of another home inspection.
Kristin Michele DavisKristin Michele Davis
19:49 08 Oct 23
I had the great pleasure of working with Keith for my July home inspection and I couldn’t be more pleased with his exceptional service. From start to finish, he demonstrated a high level of professionalism and expertise.He arrived punctually and thoroughly examined every aspect of the property. His attention to detail was truly impressive, and he took great care and time to answer my (many) questions about the house. He was super thorough in explaining all of his findings. It was evident that he had a deep knowledge of home construction and maintenance.What sets Keith apart is not only his technical competence but also his dedication to ensuring I understood the condition of the property. He provided valuable insights and recommendations, which gave me confidence in my home purchase decision. I can’t thank him enough for his outstanding work and would undoubtedly seek his services again in the future.
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20:32 25 Sep 23
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17:27 25 Sep 23
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18:01 18 Sep 23
Keith and his co-worker were great. Very informative and explained things clearly. Very thorough with everything. We recommend your services to anyone.Thank you,Mark & Kim
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15:40 16 Sep 23
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21:57 12 Sep 23
Efficient and reliable service!
Lori MaloneyLori Maloney
01:27 12 Aug 23
The operations manager and owner made personal efforts to ensure we could have the inspection in time to make an informed offer. Richard was knowledgeable and pleasant. It’s nice to see someone who is not only great at their job, but seems to truly enjoy it. Dan (operations) said we’d like him, and he was right!I want to add that this is our second time using the professionals at Fox for an inspection in this challenging home buying market. Both times we left feeling confident we got the information we needed (and more) in order to make an informed decision. They are great- call them!
Sonnie & JoeSonnie & Joe
22:24 10 Aug 23
Keith was awesome. Super helpful and professional. He answered all of my questions and helped me to really understand what was going on with the house. He encouraged me to be educated in the home we were in the process of purchasing, even pointing out areas we'd need to know about for later (water shut offs, etc.). I can't day enough about his friendly and professional demeanor. Thank you, Keith! You rock!
Liz AndrewsLiz Andrews
23:37 07 Aug 23
We bought our first home and called Fox Mountain Property Inspections to inspect the house. They fit us into their schedule within 4 days of calling and were early to the appointment. Incredibly knowledgeable and very thorough inspection. Richard even took the time to explain the inner workings of all the mechanical so we knew what to expect. It was a fantastic experience and you should absolutely call them for all your home inspection needs.
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