Mold Inspection

Mold Inspection

Professional mold inspections play a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy and effectiveness of mold detection. These inspections involve thorough assessments of your property’s indoor air quality and targeted mold testing to identify the species present. The insights gained from a professional mold inspection can inform the appropriate remediation measures necessary to mitigate mold issues effectively.

Mold Inspections typically are conducted after definitive signs of water intrusion, water damage, water leaks, physical presence of mold, or other conditions that encourage the growth of mold are noted.

Having a mold inspection completed when signs indicate a high chance of mold growth can either provide peace of mind that the issue was stopped before it could get worse, or provide information on the extent of the mold and areas that are affected, including areas that are hidden from view (like inside the walls).

During a mold inspection, a visible inspection of the premises is conducted by a Certified / Licensed Mold Assessor to identify signs of visible mold growth. The inspector also identifies conditions ideal for mold growth such as cool, damp, and dark areas. Often water intrusion is not noticed until it is too late, and mold can be present behind walls long before signs of water damage appear, like softened drywall or water marks.

Using specialized infrared thermal imaging equipment, we check for moisture in walls and ceilings and take humidity and temperature readings throughout each room. A moisture meter is also used to identify potential mold growth in areas that are hidden from view and/or difficult to access. When imaging devices and mold detection equipment detect moisture within a wall, a visible confirmation of mold growth is often determined by cutting out a small section of drywall to see the depth of mold growth on its backside. Areas where mold is discovered are noted, photographed, and a mold testing and remediation plan is written out and provided to the client.

Air and/or surface Sampling will be completed by the assigned inspector. The inspector will take air samples from various areas of the property to test for the presence of mold spores. Visible mold can be sampled utilizing swab or tape samples. The air or surface samples taken are sent to a laboratory for analysis. The lab will then provide a report that details the type and concentration of mold present in the property.