Mold Assessments and Indoor Air Quality
REALESTATE DEALS DONT NEED TO BE BROKEN If the home you are purchasing has mold, DON’T PANIC. Excessive mold growth can be removed and the house repaired to original conditions. If there is mold growth, the first step to cleaning the mold is to fix the water problem. If you clean the mold and don’t fix the water problem, the mold growth will come back.
A Mold Assessment is Your First Line of Defense
Visual Inspection: A visual inspection is the first step in identifying excessive mold growth. It identifies any visible plumbing leaks, foundation cracks/moisture problems, as well as moisture problems associated with ceiling, walls and floors. Air conditioning and heating systems are also included in our assessment. These are a common breeding ground for mold. Attic and crawlspaces will also be inspected for hidden sources of moisture problems and excessive mold growth.
Inspection equipment such as Air Humidity and Temperature Meters, as well as drywall humidity meters to check indoor moisture levels are commonly used. A borescope is used to check interior walls and HVAC systems. New state of the art Thermal Imaging cameras are used to detect water infiltration in your home or business.
- Air Sampling: Indoor Air Quality sampling can be recommended when excessive mold growth has been identified. The purpose of Air Sampling is to determine the amount and type of airborne mold spores in your house. The air samples will identify the presence of mold which can be allergenic.
- Swab Sampling: Swab samples are taken from surfaces with visible mold growth. The sample is taken with a sterile swab and used to identify and document mold growth and specific mold type.
- Report and Recommendations: Once the Mold assessment has been completed, a report with a remediation (clean-up) protocol is written to address all water damage and mold growth problems.