I attended a mold course by Pro-Lab in July of 2006, and purchased the special at the time, a megalite pump with a tri-pod, tubing swabs, micro 5’s (dated good til 10 / 07, so outdated very soon) and a plastic padded carrying case. The special price was $449.00.
I have used it once at home and once on a job. It works very well, but I wll not be doing mold inspections any longer. I am asking $350 or best offer. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
My experience has been that some of the hysteria regarding mold has died down considerably in the past year or so. People are finally doing some of their own research and finding out Mold is not the viscious lurking killer the media has made it out to be and that it has been here all along and yet millions haven’t dropped dead in the streets from exposure. That and people are cheap and do not want to pay what some are charging for mold samples.
Richard don’t you know that is exactly what they want. They don’t want home inspectors performing mold inspections or testing anymore. Just be glad that there are no big companies performing home inspections like there are for mold. If there were the home inspector bill would look the same. Just wait till you see what a million worth of E&O is going to cost in 2010. I doubt that many home inspectors that qualify can justify the cost.
Yep, you have no liabilities, stand around doing a “show and tell” let them do all the work and get paid for it. No large inventory, just keep minimum supplies on hand. They can pay for the lab fees. Its a win, win…
You would know better than I about that. I do not do any environmental testing of any kind. Made that decision years ago and have never regretted it. I don’t need the money, aggrevation or liability. I got friends that do them and love it but its not for me.
Your comments about the high prices for mold inspections and resistance to that are true. I’ve been doing them for three years now; kept dropping prices until I think I found a “sweet spot” which is actually probably a little less than a home inspection on a time basis, which makes little sense since the mold inspection usually takes more time and the report really takes a lot more time. I have just continued doing them because I think it’s a worthwhile service; definitely not a big money maker.