When our professional team arrives at your home to conduct a mold inspection, here’s what you can expect. We’ll begin by chatting with you about your reasons for suspecting you may have a mold problem. For example, if you’ve noticed any strange smells, we’ll inquire as to where you think it may be coming from, if you know of any damp or wet areas inside the house, and more. Once the mold has been discussed thoroughly, we’ll determine what the potential health risks are from the fungal growth, and we’ll explain the benefits that will result from a mold remediation project.
The next phase of the mold inspection involves air sampling and surface and swab sampling of the affected area(s). The greatest factors in mold growth are humidity and moisture. When water and water vapor accumulate in areas that should be dry — namely, those located indoors, whether it’s in your house or an office building — it creates a breeding ground for mold spores.
Depending on how difficult it is to find the source of your mold growth, we may also use Flir One Infrared Thermal Imaging Technology to identify damp, cool areas, which may be visible or hidden behind walls.
Based on our findings from these initial evaluations, we’ll determine what kind of mold testing needs to be done and how we will prevent the problem from returning in the future. We send the samples collected from indoor air and surfaces to AIHA accredited laboratories located in Winchester, relying on local specialists to ensure quick return time and quality control.
Finally, when the laboratory report has been received, we’ll send that to you along with a personally drafted and detailed report. This document will include our findings from the mold inspection, our recommendation for preventing spore growth in the future, and the steps you can take to prevent mold from ever returning.