If you are thinking of buying a new house in Miami, you should first think of getting a mold inspection. After all, mold inspection Miami experts offer a different type of process compared with your usual housing inspections.  How do you check if it is high time to do mold inspection and testing? Like all fungi, mold thrives in very moist places. This means, if you can keep your home’s interior dry, then you can prevent having any mold problems. Among the first measures you can do to have a mold-free house include repairing roof leaks, cleaning up spills, installing plumbing, and making sure the kitchen and bathroom in your house are venting moisture properly out of your place of residence.  When you see mold developing in the cracks or corners of the walls of your house, then that means it is spreading more spores and therefore it is high time for you to do mold inspection Remember that mold may also start in places that you cannot see, such as those between your walls or ducts.  If your basement gets regularly flooded, a roof that leaks, or a broken pipe spraying water all over your kitchen, you should also inspect for mold. Any area that got wet and was not immediately dried (within a day or two) could become good breeding areas for mold. If the house that you are buying is an old one or unoccupied for several years, there may be mold growing in various areas. This is especially problematic in areas that are warmer and have high humidity, like Miami.  During mold inspection, the expert conducts a visual inspection of your house. Some may even use cameras. Some inspectors may use a moisture meter to check if a certain area is wet, particularly after remediation.     A typical inspection involves you and inspector talking about possible areas where both of you have seen mold, or there have been water damage or moisture problems in the past.   If mold is detected, the expert will try to trace the source of the moisture causing the mold and develop a remediation plan with you. In some areas, mold inspectors must be licensed or certified. Of course, you have look for one who has substantial experience when it comes to mold inspection and remediation. The are two major factors affecting the mold inspection cost, First the size of the house that is under inspection. The second factor is whether the inspector has no choice but to remove some parts of your property, including paneling or drywall, to make sure his or her mold inspection is complete and thorough. Of course, if you have or planning to buy a huge house with substantial square footage, then you might expect the inspection cost is going to be more expensive since the process would naturally take longer time to finish.  Expect also to cough up more money if the inspection is going to be “invasive” – meaning it would involve the inspection digging through the drywall of your house, among other measures. This is also going cost extra due to the additional time as well as work involved.     How much does mold inspection cost? As a rough guide, a mold inspection by a veteran inspector can cost between $300 and $400 for those who have small to medium-sized houses (Let us say all properties below 4,000 square feet are included in this category).  For houses that are 4,000 square feet and beyond, the cost definitely increases between $700 and $900 range.  Do take note that these fees are only for inspection. Mold testing may cost you additional money. Some opt to skipping mold testing because it can save them some funds but others who prefer a thorough solution to end molding in the house choose this option.    Some contractors who specialize in mold remediation may offer mold inspection for free, but of course this means they hope to be hired when you decide to continue with remediation itself. Looking for the right mold inspector Get a Miami mold specialist can offer (and there are many) with specific experience and noted expertise when it comes to mold inspection and remediation. Feel free to ask them about their process, the number of mold remediation they have finished in the last three or six months.      Make some calls to inspectors around your area and get some estimates. Review their fees and services. See if you can get some discounts. There might be an extensive price range, so calling around or looking for inspectors online could save you a lot of money.     Make inquiries with the state health department and labor department to check if mold inspectors should have special licenses or certifications. If this is the case, then of course, you would like to tap the services of a properly certified investor. To learn more about Mold Inspection Miami Contact Brickhouse Inspection