Mold Inspection Services
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If you suspect you may have a mold problem your health and the health of your family may be at risk. It is critical that such an inspection is conducted thoroughly and by a trained professional with experience in the identification of water entry problems and indoor air quality issues. The key points that the inspection should address include:
Is the house or business currently impacted by mold ?
Do hidden mold concerns exist within the house ?
If mold or hidden mold concerns exist, what is the cause and origin of the moisture problem ?
What steps must be taken to correct the source of the water/moisture entry problem and to address removal (remediation) of the mold ?
Finally, the inspection must be to provide a cost to fix the problem and cost for remediation so that the client can make an informed decision as to how to proceed. The inspection should include the conducting of ambient air testing of all rooms within the house. As part of our inspections, air sampling is performed in every major room, including bathrooms and utility rooms to serve as a hidden mold concern diagnostic tool. If an elevated level of water damage indicator fungal species are identified in a specific room, it is commonly an indication of a hidden problem. In such cases, in the absence of visual indicators, more invasive testing (wall cavity or cores) may be necessary as a follow-up.
HVAC systems are a major source for mold related indoor air quality problems. Ductwork and moisture air handler units are a haven for dust and dirt accumulation that can be the breeding ground for hidden mold growth. Our inspections routinely include the conducting of comparison testing with the A/C system on and off to provide an assessment of the sanitary condition of the hidden portions of the ductwork and air handler unit. Surface samples and/or swabs are taken from the inside surfaces of the ductwork as a direct measure of both mold and dust and dirt build-up.
The inspection should also include the conducting of wall cavity testing to evaluate for hidden fungal concerns in exterior and/or plumbing wall cavities. Wall cavity tests are performed in areas where water concerns are indicated or suspected.
Building material moisture testing is performed with both infrared cameras (infrared thermography) and moisture meters which allows the assessment of all building materials even those that are not accessible..
First, Certified Mold Solutions’ professionally trained staff will inspect and pinpoint the problem areas in your building. Where is the mold growth? Crawlspace, attic, HVAC units or hidden in a bathroom wall? All of these are common locations for mold growth. Throughout the mold inspection sophisticated sensory equipment is used to locate probable areas of mold growth.
Second, we determine the cause of the mold growth. Mold requires water to grow, therefore we look for a source of excessive moisture. Common sources include:
- Plumbing leaks
- High humidity
- Roof leaks
- HVAC units
Third, outline our recommendations. We provide expert advice and consultation specifically tailored to your unique situation.
Certified Mold Solutions’ professionally trained inspectors will inspect and pinpoint the problem areas in your building.
Where is the mold growth? Crawlspace, attic, HVAC units or hidden in a bathroom wall? All of these are common locations for mold growth. Throughout the mold inspection sophisticated sensory equipment is used to locate probable areas of mold growth.
Our team is trained and certified in mold remediation, and your project will be handled to the exacting standards set forth by the Indoor Air Quality Association.
We lead the industry with our superior high quality remediation process. Anyone can remove mold, but it takes a mold remediation professional like Certified Mold Solutions to do it right.
Our water extraction and structural drying services are crucial, as mold will begin to grow on wet surfaces within 24 to 48 hours.
We are licensed, certified and insured to properly extract water and complete a drying protocol that will insure proper restoration of wet surfaces, and control mold growth. We’re committed to delivering fast, thorough water damage cleanup.