Neptune Mold Solutions

Mold Inspection Services

Professional Mold Inspections for Residential and Commercial Properties in Houston, TX

Neptune Mold Solutions, military & family run and operated
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What Is Mold?

Neptune Mold Solutions is a state licensed mold inspection and testing company with over 15 years of experience servicing Houston and surrounding areas. 

We specialize in helping homeowners, realtors, commercial properties, restoration companies, and apartment tenants detect harmful molds and other indoor environmental hazards no matter the size or complexity.   

Mold is a type of fungus that grows best in warm, sub-tropical climates with high levels of humidity. Similar to the average weather conditions of Houston and surrounding cities. Mold grows in different colors and textures, like dark greens and brown, appearing as fuzzy patches or discoloration on surfaces.

Mold begins to spread as microscopic-sized particles called VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) travel through the air and stick to common household surfaces. Although mold plays a vital role in nature by decomposing organic materials found in soil, it can be extremely hazardous to your health and the safety of your home.

Where Mold Is Commonly Found In Homes

  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchens 
  • Attics
  • Crawlspaces 
  • Wall Voids
  • Air Ducts

5 Signs That Your Home Needs A Mold Inspection

1. Persistent Musty Smell

If you notice a lingering musty odor that doesn’t seem to go away, especially in areas like the bathroom, closets, or any room with poor ventilation, it might signal hidden mold growth.

2. Unexplained Stains or Discoloration

Spots, stains, or discoloration on walls, ceilings, or floors could be signs of mold growth. Sometimes these signs can be easily mistaken for dirt or aging paint.

3. Water Damage History

Any history of leaks, water damage, or flooding, even if it’s been resolved, can create the perfect environment for mold to grow. Mold particles can remain dormant behind walls or under flooring even after water incidents have been remediated.

4. New Home or Recent Move-In

Buying a new home or finishing renovations is always a good time to inspect and test for mold due to previous neglect or undisclosed issues.

5. Concerns About Air Quality

If you experience unexplained allergy-like symptoms, frequent coughing, sneezing, or respiratory issues while at home, you could be breathing air contaminated by mold.

Questions to ask yourself before calling a professional mold inspector:

  • Is there a persistent musty smell in the living or working space?
  • Do symptoms seem to improve when away from home or the affected area?
  • Are you or others experiencing frequent coughing, sneezing, or respiratory issues?
  • Have there been any recent water damage on or around the property?
  • Are there areas of the property that consistently feel damp or have water damage?

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Our Mold Inspection Process

Initial Consultation

We’ll gather information about your property and note any visible signs of mold growth. During this phase, we engage in discussions about your concerns, especially if you’re having health problems as a result of mold.

Visual Inspection

Our certified inspectors will look all around your place for mold. They'll check walls, ceilings, floors, pipes, and HVAC systems. We will also spot any signs of mold, water damage, or things that could make mold grow.

Moisture and Humidity Assessment

Mold likes damp places. During our inspection, we'll check for wetness and humidity in your home. Finding where the moisture comes from is key to stopping mold and making sure we can remove it well.

Mold Sampling & Lab Analysis

We might gather mold samples from suspicious areas in your property and send them to a reputable laboratory for analysis. The lab results will reveal the type and quantity of mold present. This information enables us to create a plan for properly removing the mold.

Detailed Report & Recommendations

Following the inspection and testing, we will prepare a detailed assessment report that will provide all the information about the mold we discovered. In this report, you'll find pictures, test results, and expert guidance for removing mold that suits your situation.

How Does Mold Affect Your Health?

Mold becomes problematic when microscopic spores land on wet or damp building materials. These tiny mold spores produce allergens, irritants, and in some rare cases, mycotoxins (potentially toxic mold spores).

Touching or inhaling these molds may cause allergic reactions depending on the individuals overall health and pre-existing health conditions. For more information about how mold impacts your health, read this helpful article

Common Mold Species and Related Side Effects

Listed below are the most common mold species found in Houston and their related side effects:

Stachybotrys Chartarum (Black Mold)

Stachybotrys chartarum, also known as black mold, is notorious for its potential health risks. Exposure to this mold can lead to severe respiratory problems, allergies, fatigue, and headaches. It’s commonly found in water-damaged materials like drywall, ceiling tiles, and wood. During a Texas mold inspection, Stachybotrys chartarum is a serious concern in homes with chronic water damage or prolonged moisture issues.

Common indoor molds. Exposure may lead to respiratory issues such as asthma exacerbation, allergic reactions like sneezing, coughing, and respiratory irritation, especially in individuals with compromised immune systems. During a mold inspection, these molds are frequently found in areas with water damage, dampness, or poor ventilation, such as bathrooms, kitchens, or basements.

Cladosporium is another prevalent indoor mold. Exposure to Cladosporium can trigger allergic reactions, respiratory problems, skin rashes, and in some cases, sinus infections. It can be found in damp areas, on porous materials like carpets, fabrics, or wood surfaces, especially in areas with high humidity.

 

Chaetomium is typically associated with water-damaged buildings and can cause allergic reactions and respiratory issues. It’s commonly found in areas affected by water intrusion, like leaky pipes, crawlspaces, or areas with past flooding incidents.

 

Fusarium can trigger allergic reactions and respiratory problems. Often found in water-damaged areas, on water-damaged surfaces, or in areas with high humidity levels. During a mold inspection, Fusarium may be detected in bathrooms, kitchens, or areas with plumbing leaks.

Trichoderma molds can cause allergic reactions, respiratory problems, and skin irritation. It’s commonly found on damp surfaces, especially in areas affected by water damage or excessive moisture, such as leaky roofs, windows, or areas with poor ventilation.

In worse cases, hypersensitivity pneumonitis may occur, causing fever, cough, and difficulty breathing due to lung inflammation. The severity of these health effects depends on the type of mold and the duration of exposure. If you or anyone you love suspects the presence of mold, schedule a risk-free consultation with Neptune Mold Solutions to discuss your concern. 

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