What Takes Place During a Mold Inspection?
Our mold inspections include a thorough examination of the property grounds, building exterior, crawl space, attic and interiors. We assess the property to determine indicators of excess moisture and water damage, identify active growth and take samples.
Mold is microscopic. By the time you see mold a 1” square contains 65 million spores according to the American Industrial Hygiene Association. So what about the “invisible” or microscopic mold you cannot see? Our inspections are designed to look for indicators of these microscopic spores. If you have mold in one room how do you know the spores have not traveled throughout your HVAC system into other areas of the structure? These are all important considerations in a proper, complete mold inspection. Once the inspection is complete, a highly detailed report is provided from American Mold Experts and an advisor will make suggestions on how to approach the moisture issue and the infected area(s).
Mold needs a combination of oxygen, food and moisture to grow, and since it can eat almost any porous surface, moisture and high humidity levels are usually what triggers the growth. During the inspection, the inspectors seek out the cause of this excessive moisture and identify any active growth and sample potential infected areas.
Inspections, testing and remediation are all completely confidential. Our inspectors will arrive in unmarked cars, as we do realize that having mold in your home is not something that you would like for your neighbors to know. For added safety, American Mold Experts will send you an appointment reminder with a photo of the inspector who will arrive at your home.
Once the inspection is finished, a comprehensive report is sent to your mold advisor. The report is reviewed and your advisor will make any suggestions on how to deal with the moisture issue and the infected area(s).