How it works
Our mold inspection process starts way before we even get to your house. We first study the area in question to see whether factors such as humidity and water condensation are common in the area.This enables us to pre-empt any pre-existing factors that could point towards the probability of a mold infestation.
Once we get to the property in question our first task is to de-brief the client. This is where we listen to the client and ask questions such as: have they spotted mold growth anywhere, do they have a moisture/flooding problem, etc.
After the debriefing we get to work. We carry out a visual inspection to look for signs of mold growth on the property. We also look for the all-too-common musty odor/smell of mold. Other factors that we look for include dampness, signs of water condensation, and signs of rising damp. In many cases we use special tools such as humidity detectors, mold testing samples, and thermal imaging cameras to detect wet and moist areas, especially those that are hidden away from plain sight, such as behind walls or underneath floors.
Once the inspection is complete, we take photos and map out all the areas that contain mold. We then show these areas to the client and explain what is happening to each site, as well as what is causing the infestation.
Lastly, we compile a report where we expound on our findings. This report also contains professional advice on how the infestation should be remediated fully and safely.
What are the signs that I need mold inspection services?
You should seek mold inspection services if you come across the following:
- You notice growth that you suspect to be mold but are not sure. This growth could be along your walls, floor, furniture, or ceiling.
- You detect the musky odor that you suspect could be from mold.
- You start to experience allergic reactions to pathogens you suspect could be from mold. Such allergic reactions include coughing, sneezing, skin irritation, eye irritation, inflammation of the throat and lungs, as well as asthma.
- You detect existing moisture/dampness/humidity problems that you suspect could have caused mold growth on your property.
When should I seek mold inspection?
There are some instances when it is highly advisable to seek a mold inspection service. These include:
When buying a house:
If you plan on buying a house, you should seek a mold inspection first as part of your due diligence. This will save you from the frustration and hefty expenses of buying an infested house that is in need of mold-related repairs.
When renting/leasing a residential/commercial/industrial space:
If you plan on renting or leasing a property, it’s not a bad idea to get the space inspected for mold first. Just like in the case of buying a house, doing so can safe from you the headache and expense of mold-related repairs.
After authorizing a mold remediation process on your property:
Just carried out a mold remediation process? Seeking another inspection right after is a prudent way to verify that the job has been done right and that the property is now mold safe.
If you’re concerned about the quality of your indoor air:
Everyone deserves clean indoor air. If you think you’re being shortchanged on this, seek our mold inspection services and find out the truth.