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MOLD INSPECTION & TESTING

Mold is a topic that has had a lot of attention recently.  It has been associated with adverse health issues for hundreds of years.  Not all mold is "BAD".  There are good molds that we use on a daily basis, but there are molds that you do NOT want growing in your home.

 

Mold can grow in any home!  All it needs is water.  It could be a small leak in a home. If there is a leak, get it fixed as soon as possible.  Mold can start to grow in a little as 24 hours! 

There are 5 different types of mold inspections: 

1. Limited Sampling:  The purpose is to detect the presence of mold contamination in client-defined areas of the home. This service provides a fast economical method to determine if and what type of mold is in the area.  The limitations of this service are: other sources of mold may be present in the home. 

2. Mold Screen:  This inspection is a visual assessment of the entire home.  It identifies RED FLAGS for mold, and a limited sampling for mold.  When RED FLAGS are found, the client will be advised and offered the chance for additional sampling.  The mold screen is the most popular inspection for home sale transactions.

3. Mold Survey:  This service identifies, determines cause, and provides corrective measures for all mold sources discovered in the home. This service is usually used once a problem has been identified.  Recommendations will need to be produced by a Certified Industrial Hygienist. 

4. Clearance Testing:  Clearance testing is designed to determine the success of remediation.  In Clearance Testing, a contained area will be established and remediation will be completed in that area.  This test is often used to ensure the remediation is successful, before the containment system is removed.

 

5. Post-Clearing Testing:  Post-Clearing Testing is also designed to determine the success of remediation efforts.  The difference in Clearance and Post-Clearing Testing is there will not be a containment area in place.