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Why Same Day Mold Testing?

Why Same Day Mold Testing, Inc. (SDMT)?

Simply said: Because We Care. We care about landlords with difficult tenants. We care about tenants with uncooperative landlords. We care about buyers and sellers in real estate transactions. We care about property managers and your valued clients. We care about business operators and the customers that patronize your business. We care about families that are concerned for the health of their loved ones. We care about your peace of mind.

What SDMT Does:

We perform investigations related to water damage and mold contamination. We perform indoor air quality assessments and produce reports with meaningful recommendations.

We investigate water damage, mold contamination and air quality concerns in an objective manner. We avoid the conflict of interest inherent in this business with companies that test and remove. We are a test only company.

How SDMT Does It:

Visible inspection is performed by a certified mold inspector; moisture and humidity readings are collected; sampling recommendations are offered based on property condition and occupant concerns. In addition, we collect samples and them to an accredited third party laboratory. Lab results interpretation informs the recommendations offered for resolving the issue.

Pricing

Same Day Mold Testing’s Pricing Depends on A Few Variables


Inspection Fee

Same Day Mold Inspection $300 – Includes moisture readings and a written report. Note: Report delivery time will be dependent upon whether samples are collected and lab result turnaround time. Report delivery is subject to standard reporting deadlines if anything other than Same Day Lab Results are purchased.

Initial Inspection or Clearance Inspection (Initial is scheduled into the future, not Same Day)
$200

Re-Inspection (2nd visit to the same property)
$150

More Info

Same Day Mold Testing inspection fee pays for a visual inspection, relative humidity readings, moisture readings of construction materials, and an inspection report with recommendations. Delivery of report depends on turnaround time of lab results. It can take up to 10 business days for a written report depending on the field workload, lab results and the demands of a “same day” brand.

Sampling/Testing Fees

Samples are collected from the air, wall cavities, bulk or from the surface depending on the level of validation sought from the analytical component of the assessment. The per sample testing charge is in addition to the inspection fee. Each job presents its own set of variables that will influence the number of samples recommended. The customer has the discretion to accept or decline sampling recommendations. The lab provides a report of findings. Lab turnaround time starts when the samples are received by the lab. Verbal notification satisfies lab turnaround commitment.

Per Sample (1 week) usually sooner – $75
Per Sample (Next Day) – weekends excluded – $100
Per Sample (Same Day) – depending on time of day – $200

Additional Fees

Square Footage – Same Day Mold Testing may charge an additional fee for inspections over 2000 s.q ft. depending on the situation.

Travel – $50 For inspections outside of Los Angeles County, a travel fee is added to the inspection cost. In some instances it may double depending on the county (e.g. Kern County).

No Access $150 – 30 minute max wait time. Fee is due if we are unable to inspect the unit.

Attic or Crawlspace $150 each – Inspector’s discretion depends on the difficulty of the crawl.

Sample Pick Up Fee $125 – No Inspection, No Report

$50/hr – (1 hr. minimum) after the 2nd hour on-site.

Legal (depositions, appearances)$150/hr. 2hr minimum + travel

Pre-Inspection Advisements

Close doors and windows several hours prior to the inspection. Turn off air purifiers. To ensure indoor air quality is not diluted by outdoor air or “cleaned” with mechanical air purifiers. Remove contents from below sinks to enable viewing of the back wall and cabinetry floorboard.

FAQ

Same Day Mold Testing (SDMT) is an indoor environmental testing company that specializes in mold inspections, testing and consulting. SDMT is one of the most reviewed, top rated mold inspection companies in Southern California on Angie’s List, with over 200 reviews.

SDMT has been in business since June 2005.

Yes. SDMT inspectors are certified to perform mold inspections by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) and the Professional Mold Inspection Institute. ACAC is a nationally recognized certification organization for the indoor air quality industry. ACAC credentials programs were recognized by HUD’s Healthy Homes website as having the most relevant and credible programs for mitigating home hazards. ACAC credentials are being required for many state licensing requirements and local government contracts. Mold inspectors are not regulated by federal, state or local government. Therefore, licensure is not required in California.

Click on the ACAC logo to verify the certification is in good standing.

ACACPMII

Yes. SDMT carries worker’s compensation and professional liability insurance policies. SDMT liability is limited to the fee for service.

We do have state of the art thermal imaging (TI) technology to detect temperate variations within walls and other inaccessible areas. TI cameras are confused with mold detection technology. Generally speaking, TI cameras are not useful for detecting mold because there can be mold contamination on a dry surface that has no temperate associated with that surface.

SDMT is a member of the Indoor Air Quality Association, Inc. and accredited with an A Rating by the Better Business Bureau.

Click on the logos to verify that Same Day Mold Testing, Inc. is in good standing with each organization.

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Yes. Price will vary depending on the type of inspection you will need. Go to our Pricing page for more detailed information

Inspections are available Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed on weekends. Other hours are designated for office duty.

Our commitment is to offer an appointment the same day you contact our office. Depending on the work load of our inspectors, it may have to be an evening appointment.

The fastest way to schedule an appointment is on our website: Click here. The appointment is based on a two hour window of time e.g. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with the goal of arriving at the beginning of the window and being gone by the end of the window. Job overruns and traffic can and do influence arrival/departure times.An inspector will keep you apprised on appointment commitments. You can also email us at: samedaymoldtesting@gmail.com.

The average on-site inspection takes one hour. The average commute time is one hour. And the average report time is one hour. The total average is three hours from the time we take your call until the time we deliver your report.

We advise that you close all doors and windows several hours prior to the inspection to ensure the best air quality sampling. It will also enable us to smell the musty odors you report during the phone call. We also advise that you clear out the contents (bottles, boxes, etc.) underneath sinks so that we can see the floorboard and back wall around plumbing. This will ensure that we don’t damage your items and that we can move through your property more efficiently. An inspector will call prior to arrival to let you know he is on the way.Turn off any air filtration/purification devices 24 hours prior to an inspection, or as soon as you schedule an appointment.

SDMT provides services for those located in Southern California, spanning from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, San Diego, Santa Barbara and the Antelope Valley. We’ve been as far as Bakersfield too! Contact us to see if we can serve you!

$300 – Same Day Mold Inspection

$200 – Initial or Clearance Inspection

$150 – Re-Inspection (2nd visit to the same property)

Same Day Mold Testing inspection fee pays for a visual inspection, relative humidity readings, moisture readings of construction materials, and an inspection report with recommendations. Delivery of report depends on turnaround time of lab results. It can take up to 10 business days for a written report depending on the field workload and the demands of a “same day” brand.

*Additional square footage above 2,000 is subject to an additional charge. Call our office for a quote.

$150 for each additional space (Inspector’s Discretion). These spaces are usually dirty and hard to negotiate. As a result, we wear additional gear to ensure our safety and to enable us to perform sampling as needed. Each space can require an additional 1 to 3 hours of time.

There is an additional charge of $25 for the report from the inspection of the crawlspace.

$50 is the additional fee to travel outiside of L.A County. It is usually for neighoring counties. In some circumstances, it may double (e.g. Kern County). This covers the cost of additional fuel, tolls and vehicle wear & tear.

$150 is the additional fee for No Access. No Access is when an inspector arrives at the location (30 min max wait time) and is not able to enter the property.

Samples are collected from the air, wall cavities, bulk or from the surface depending on the level of validation sought from the analytical component of the assessment. The per sample testing charge is an addition to the inspection fee. The lab provides a report of findings. Lab turnaround time starts when the samples are received by the lab.

$75 – Per Sample (1 Week) usually sooner

$100 – Per Sample (Next Day) – weekends excluded

$200 – Per Sample (Same Day) – depending on time of day

Our preferred accredited, independent laboratory is www.LATesting.com.

Lab results notification largely depends on the turnaround purchased. Verbal notification satisfies the lab result commitment. Either a phone call, a text message or email satisfies verbal notification. The actual lab results are delivered with the report, which can take several days. Some factors that influence report delivery is the end of shift for the inspector, weekends and holidays. But verbal notification satisfies the lab results commitment.

Delivery of report depends on turnaround time of lab results. If no samples are collected, we can usually deliver the report same day or next day. It can take up to 10 business days for a written report with 1 week lab results depending on the field workload and the demands of a “same day” brand. We recognize the report is an important document and want to get it to you as soon as possible.

Cash, Check, Credit Card, Paypal, or Invoice (Property Manager, Insurance, and Escrow)

Company policy is to collect payment at the time of inspection. In some cases, the person responsible for the payment is not on-site.

In cases where the payment was not collected during the inspection, we offer three ways to pay your bill:

1. Feel free to mail a check to our office.
2. Pay by credit/debit card on our website Pay An Invoice. Refer to the Job Reference # when making your payment.
3. Paypal using our email address samedaymoldtesting@gmail.com. Refer to the Job Reference # when making your payment.

Same Day Mold Testing, Inc.

995 E. Green St. #164

Pasadena, CA 91106-2410

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