We are not Testers we are Inspectors. There is a big difference between us and other Licensed Mold Inspectors. We put your health and well being first, before our wallet. We do not run in and take a few samples, look at a few areas, collect payment and leave your home in under an hour. That is what a tester does and they are out to “Inspect” as many homes as they can in one day. We only Inspect 2-3 at most; because in order to inspect a home or business completely, it takes time to be thorough. On average our inspections take anywhere from 2 – 5 hours. Mold can not also be dangerous to the health of individuals but also costly on your finances, so we take it very seriously.
Mold travels and spreads. It is vital to remediate all mold that is growing in your home or business immediately before it causes health issues and structural damage. If your home is not thoroughly investigated, then how will you ever know that your mold problem was correctly identified in order to remediate all problem areas fully the first time?
Our Inspection will include a thorough investigation of your home or business with our state of the art equipment and two samples of your choosing. The inspector will help you determine which 2 samples, if you want to stay within the 2 included samples, are the best samples for your home after he has done the full inspection on your home or business. There are many samples you can choose from and some won’t be the best for your home pending what the inspector finds because some molds are hard to capture in certain samples. That is why it is important for us to do a full inspection in order to help decide which types of samples should be taken for your specific situation in order to get a good picture of what is going on. During the inspection, We will use:
- A Psychrometer for determining relative humidity.
- A Moisture Meter to determine the moisture content within specific materials and walls
- An Infrared Temperature thermometer to determine the exact temperature of specified items within your home or business.
- A Zefon Bio-pump for collecting the 2 air samples in order to determine what you are breathing in at your home or place of business .
- On occasion, we also will use a Thermal Imaging camera to take pictures of any pertinent temperature differential within your walls or fixtures when necessary.
- During the inspection we will and can do additional testing inside the walls and surface testing of materials as needed and/or requested at additional cost.
Once the inspection is complete, a 3rd party, state licensed laboratory will test the samples and report the results back to us within 3-4 business days. You can also expedite the samples for same day results or for a 24 hour turnaround.
Once we receive the Lab Results back from the lab, you will get a copy. We will go over the Lab results with you in order to help you understand the extent of your mold problem. After we go over the Lab results with you, we will put your lab results, along with all the details we found during our inspection of your home or business into an Assessment report which will also include our recommendations on how you need to proceed forward. In some cases, if protocol is needed, which is a detailed step-by-step process written specifically for your home by your Mold Consultant for a remediation company to follow and abide by, that is also available for an additional cost. This report can take all day and range from 15-60 pages long. However, this report will help save you money and time during the mold removal process by making sure the job is done correctly and no unnecessary work is added.
If you have any questions or if you would like to set up an inspection, please give us a call at: 832-992-6653