ABOUT OUR MOLD INSPECTION
Our mold inspection services offer a comprehensive evaluation of mold presence in your home. Utilizing advanced testing equipment, our experienced inspectors can determine the type and amount of mold, providing a detailed report of their findings. The inspection encompasses both interior and exterior visual assessments, along with a thorough analysis of the air quality.
If mold is detected, our experts can recommend remediation and removal services to eliminate any potential health risks associated with mold. Our goal is to provide you with peace of mind and protect your family from the potential effects of mold. With our mold inspection services, you can be assured of a safe and healthy living environment.
Complete Mold Inspection
The inspector will conduct the following:
A non-invasive visual examination of the accessible, visible, and installed systems and components of the building, as listed in Section 4.0 Standards of Practice.
Measurements of moisture, temperature, and humidity, as outlined in Section 4.8 Moisture, Humidity, and Temperature.
Collection of mold samples following the IAC2 Mold Sampling Procedures, as detailed in Section 5.0 IAC2 Mold Sampling Procedures.
The inspector will include the following in the report:
Identification of moisture intrusion.
Notation of water damage.
Documentation of musty odors.
Observation of apparent mold growth.
Indication of conditions favorable for mold growth.
Reporting of laboratory analysis results for all mold samples taken at the building.
Explanation of any system or component listed in Section 4.0 Standards of Practice that was not inspected and the reason(s) for non-inspection.
Standards of Practice
The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) developed the Indoor Air Quality Certified® (IAQ-C) program, which encompasses the IAC2 certification for mold inspections. The IAC2 Standard of Practice (SOP) sets forth guidelines that mold inspectors must follow during inspections.
The inspector's responsibilities include identifying and reporting visible mold or conditions that may lead to mold growth. They thoroughly inspect both the interior and exterior of the property, including the roof, crawl spaces, basements, and attics. To identify moisture intrusion, water damage, or high humidity, they utilize moisture meters and other specialized equipment. If necessary, the inspector collects mold samples for laboratory analysis.
Following the inspection, the inspector provides a comprehensive written report, detailing their findings, conclusions, and remediation recommendations. It's important to note that the inspector should not engage in mold remediation services.
Additionally, the IAC2 Mold Inspection SOP requires the inspector to possess knowledge in microbiology, building science, and environmental health. They should have a basic understanding of mold remediation principles and be capable of recommending appropriate remediation procedures.
While the IAC2 Mold Inspection SOP offers valuable guidelines, it is not an exhaustive guide to mold inspection and remediation. Homeowners and property managers are advised to consult a certified mold inspector and licensed mold remediation professional if they suspect mold growth on their property.