We start by discussing your reasons for needing a mold inspection.
We then determine specific goals for the inspection; goals may include determining the potential health risks, finding sources mold and unpleasant odors, identifying areas that need mold remediation; and verifying the effectiveness of a mold remediation project.
We then begin the visual inspection.
The most critical factor that affects mold growth in a building is moisture and humidity. So, we are focused on finding where there is moisture now and where there may have been moisture in the past. We use moisture meters to pinpoint areas with elevated moisture like under sinks and basement walls.
We also use Flir One© Infra-Red Thermal Imaging Technology to help locate cool damp areas, especially behind walls.
We are very thorough and look for mold in those hard to reach places.
We also look for other clues like water stains, water damage, and unpleasant musty, earthy or wet-basement like odors. These can be critical to finding the source of mold.
After the visual inspection, we discuss our findings with you. From this discussion we determine what mold testing makes sense to meet the agreed upon goals.
Following the mold testing, the samples are sent to and analyzed independently by locally-based,
AIHA accredited laboratory.
The final stage in the inspection process is our personal follow up. Unlike some companies, we call you to explain the results of the testing and to give you our overall assessment and recommendations for removing mold and preventing it in the future.
We provide the laboratory report as well as our personally written, detailed report that includes our findings and recommendations for removing mold, correcting problems that may have caused mold, and steps you may need to take for preventing mold in the future.