Living near the coast as well as having a vacation home closed for long periods of time makes it more susceptible to a mold problem that may have gone undetected. Now, there are a number of DIY testing kits for mold that are marketed for a quick do-it-yourself alternative to a mold inspection by a licensed professional. But, there are a number of factors either through your mishandling or error in sampling or due to a poorly produced or improperly stored DIY test kit that could render a false reading, endangering both your family as well as your property. It is a common knowledge that mold is present in most homes, but a DIY testing kit won’t tell you about the type, source of mold or severity of problem, which only a well-trained and certified AWA mold inspector could. Either leading you to let a problem get worse or go through an unneeded and expensive remediation that is not needed at the time wasting your valuable time and money. In addition to that we send our samples to an accredited laboratory to ensure that our analysis is sound and rooted in science.