If you suspect that you have mold problem, you should get your property inspected and tested by a mold remediation specialists for the hazardous mold. Here is what you can expect:
Upon arriving at the property, the mold remediation specialists will start by taking the outside air samples in order to learn about the conditions of your area. The area might have generally conducive conditions to mold growth. Air temperature, humidity and moisture might be recorded. Such measurements might be repeated in different areas both inside the building and outside of building.
Visual inspection on all the accessible parts of the building will be performed by the mold remediation professional. The professional will start from the ground level and will inspect the perimeter of the building. He will investigate the features which connect to or penetrate the building. These include windows, exterior doors, porches, stoops, decks, steps and stairs.
Depending on the types of problems which promoted you to call professional mold inspection and testing, the mold remediation specialist can also inspect roof, drainage system on roof, chimneys, and gutters, downspouts, flashings, vents, skylights and other structures built in to the roof.
On the inside of the building, mold specialist is going to check the crawl spaces, plumbing and ventilation systems for any visible signs of mold. In addition to the measurements of air quality, the mold remediation specialist might use tape, swabs and snipped carpet samples in order to detect and track down mold in the building. The machines which measure the rate of air flow, temperature and humidity may help in finding the places where mold might be hiding. There are some machines which collect the spores for the lab analysis in order to determine that how hazardous or how toxic is the mold.
Once the analysis is complete, mold remediation specialists is going to report the evidence of:
- Water damage
- Moisture intrusion
- Apparent growth of mold
- Conditions conducive to the mold growth
You will also get results of the laboratory analysis of the mold samples taken from the building. The mold remediation specialists, by using the tools mentioned above will identify source of mold problem. He will also determine how widespread and extensive the growth of mold is. Mold specialist with the information gathered, will craft a plan for the eradication of mold, prevention from its return, and do tests to make sure that the plan was successful.