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What to Expect From a Mold Inspection


Mold spores are microscopic and without air testing it is impossible to determine if there are any unwanted mold spores in your indoor air that can't be seen by the naked eye. The 3rd party industrial hygienist or mold certified expert will be required to perform the testing, sampling and inspection and then create a detailed report with the scope of work necessary to follow. The 3rd party may also do testing/inspection on site throughout the mold removal process and upon completion of the mold remediation.

Mold InspectionsWhen the company arrives on site, they bring with them tools that will aid in performing a proper mold inspection, and without the use of these tools a proper mold inspection can't be done: thermal imaging cameras, hygrometers, moisture meters, air sampling machines, mold swabs, but most off all certified and experience.The combination of tools along with a trained, experienced and certified mold removal & remediation inspector are necessary to determine the right scope of work needed to complete the mold removal and remediation work safely and effectively. Also to identify the causes of the mold and determine the best way to fix the issues and problems that caused the mold.Mold can be cleaned or wiped down in some cases, depending on the surface, or how deep the mold has penetrated ( i.e. - on a window that has no organic material you can see mold growth due to dust and condensation, this can usually be wiped down with soap and water), but if there is any doubt, call the people that got professional training and certification, have learned everything there is to know and have experience with mold inspection and removal.Inspections should have pictures that they can share with you from previous sites so you can see what expert set ups are necessary in a proper mold removal and remediation project. Also to get a proper idea of what you can expect throughout the process of mold removal. Videos of ice or soda blasting are also available.

Your mold remediation company should keep you updated throughout the mold removal process, and provide you with pictures and a written report of your mold removal project. They can also provide a completion report when the project is finished.CertificationsMold removal must be performed by a licensed and IICRC - CLEAN TRUST certified firm. Such a firm is experienced and IICRC trained and follows the strict guidelines of the S520 protocol. Insurance for mold removal is a must have, not many companies actual acquire such insurance, however.Not every home inspector is a mold inspector, they may have seen mold many times but you should check if they are certified to deal with it, and by saying deal with it that means, they sample mold, scope the work and provide recommendations.To SummariseAsk the right questions, bring in the right experts, check credentials, ask for written scopes and you will be on your way for healthy and "mold free" property.

A thorough mold inspection and mold testing are key to preparing an effective plan for mold removal. This device can also take pictures and record video.A combination of all these methods make for a mold good inspection, and a good inspection makes for a good mold removal plan.mold inspection nyc
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