Mold Visual Inspection

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Florida Mold Visual Inspection and Assessment
The Most Important Part of Your Mold Inspection

Mold Visual Inspection

The purpose of the Mold visual Inspection is to identify visual mold contamination or conditions that may be conducive to microbial growth; to detect the presence, or likely presence, of mold.

A Mold Visual Inspection of your indoor environment must also include the collection of indoor environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, and airborne respirable particulate levels.

When the source of mold is hidden the use of a particulate counter is essential in locating areas of your home or office that have elevated airborne particulate matter.  A particle counter can help by determining the total number of particles in any indoor environment.  The results are available immediately and do not require laboratory analysis.

A mold visual inspection is the most important initial step in identifying a possible mold contamination problem.

The extent of any water damage and mold growth should be visually assessed. This mold visual inspection is important in determining remedial strategies.

Ventilation systems should also be visually checked, particularly for damp filters but also for damp conditions elsewhere in the system and overall cleanliness.

The use of a boroscope, (fiber optics) to view space inside ductwork or behind walls is used along with the use of a radio moisture meter to detect moisture "inside" building materials, identifying hidden sources of fungal growth and the extent of water damage. Because mold cannot live without moisture, sources of moisture are one of the focal points of our visual inspection.

During the thorough visual inspection of your home or office (including the attic, crawl spaces and basement) we examine:

  • Heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems.
  • Moisture barriers for proper installation and condensation occurrence, via existing wall openings and a fiber optics scope.
  • The moisture content of floors, walls and ceilings--even beneath surfaces--using a non-invasive moisture meter.
  • The temperature and humidity of the indoor and outdoor air, using a properly calibrated instruments.
  • All water-damaged areas, and locate the point of water intrusion

 
IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM AND FIND THE CAUSE.

First, we pinpoint the problem areas in your home or office. Where is the mold growth? Crawlspace, attic, or hidden in a bathroom wall? All of these are common locations for mold growth.

Throughout the mold inspection the particulate counter is used to locate probable areas of growth based on temperature, humidity, and particulate levels.

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

Third, outline our recommendations. We provide expert advice and consultation specifically tailored to your unique situation. The recommendations will include the cause and origin of the mold growth and outline a sampling plan should it be necessary to collect samples

 
FAQ's for Visual Mold Inspection

What type of equipment do you use during a mold inspection?
Technology is an important part of the mold inspection process. Our technicians utilize many pieces of diagnostic equipment including moisture meters, hygrometers, boroscopes, and thermal imaging cameras. This equipment allows us to identify hidden sources of moisture and mold growth.

How long is a typical mold inspection?
A typical home or small commercial home or office requires 1-2 hours of inspection time. Larger homes or commercial buildings and offices may necessitate more time.

What should I do to prepare for a mold inspection?
Typically it is best for us to inspect the home or office in 'as is' condition. Mold growth is an indication of a moisture management problem. Therefore it is beneficial for us to observe the mold problem before clean up occurs.

What do I receive at the end of my mold inspection?
You will receive a Final Inspection Report that will outline the results of the visual observations, diagnostic data, laboratory findings and recommendations from the Florida Indoor Air Quality Solutions Consultant.  Not the laboratory.

Is my mold inspection report sent to a third party?
The results of your mold inspection are kept confidential. We do not release your reports to any government agency, insurance company, rental tenant, etc.