Indoor Air Quality is essential to the health and well being of your homes occupants.

Most of us spend much of our time indoors. The air that we breathe in our homes, in schools, and in offices can put us at risk for health problems. Some pollutants can be chemicals, gases, and living organisms like mold and pests. 

Have the air in your home tested by Certified Building Inspections, Indoor Air Quality Inspector.  

Taking air samples during a mold inspection is important for several reasons. Mold spores are not visible to the naked eye, and the types of mold present can often be determined through laboratory analysis of the air samples. Air samples can be used to gather data about mold spores present in the interior of a house.  

These samples are taken by using a pump that forces air through a collection device which catches mold spores.  The sample is then sent off to a laboratory to be analyzed. Having samples analyzed can also help provide evidence of the scope and severity of a mold problem, as well as aid in assessing human exposure to mold spores.  

Air samples are good for use as a background screen to ensure that there isn’t a large source of mold not yet found somewhere in a home. This is because they can detect long chains of spores that are still intact. These chains normally break apart quickly as they travel through the air, so a sample that reveals intact chains can indicate that there is mold nearby, possibly undiscovered during other tests and visual examination. 

After remediation, new samples are typically taken to help ensure that all mold has been successfully removed.

In summary, when taken under controlled conditions and properly analyzed, air samples for mold are helpful in comparing relative particle levels between a problem and a control area.  They can also be crucial for comparing particle levels and air quality in an area before and after mold remediation.  

Indoor Air Pollutants: 

C.B.I. will test for the level of VOC's. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from a wide array of products such as paints, carpet fabrics, and disinfectants, and contribute to indoor air pollution. 

  • Utilizing electronic test equipment, we will analyze the indoor air quality for levels of: 
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Oxygen Level
  • Relative humidity level and dew point.
  • Test for Radon (Results in two days)

​C.B.I. will perform an Inspection of the air conditioning system, air filtration system and venting components. Recommendations for service and maintenance service as required.


About Indoor Air Pollutants: Black mold test

Several sources of indoor air pollution are in homes, schools, and offices. Some pollutants cause health problems such as sore eyes, burning in the nose and throat, headaches, or fatigue.

Other pollutants cause or worsen allergies, respiratory illnesses (such as asthma), heart disease, cancer and other serious long-term conditions. 

To find out more about the indoor air quality of your home, you can schedule online or give me a call.


​​Licensed Home Inspector Va. #3380001000 With NRS Designation. EXP 6/30/25.

Virginia Association of Real Estate Inspectors. 
Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association.
Certified Master Inspector. EXP. 6/30/2025.
Certified Building Inspections is a member of NACHI.