Understand How Mold Inspections Work

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Understand How Mold Inspections Work

25 February 2022
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If you even simply suspect that there could be some mold growing in your house, you will want to make sure that you are getting it inspected. This is not something you should just try to do on your own, as a professional mold inspection is what you need. To help you understand why the processional mold inspection services are needed, you will want to learn a little about how they work. Here are some things to keep in mind:

The Visual Inspection

The first thing a mold inspector is going to do is to conduct a visual inspection of your property. This includes all areas of your home, including the basement and attic. If your garage is connected to the house, that will be inspected too. They may also look over the exterior of the home to see if they can see any problem areas. Between what they see with their own eyes and the infra-red technology that they use, they will be able to determine if there is mold in your home and where it is most likely centered.

The Testing Of A Sample

When mold is found, it is vital to know what type of mold it is. This will help them determine the seriousness of the situation. For example, you would need to know if it is actually toxic mold, as that type of mold can come with some very serious health risks. Knowing how serious the mold problem is will help the mold removal technician understand how they need to address the situation. The mold remediation technician will either use tape to capture some of the mold or a cotton ball or ear swab to pick up traces of the mold spores so they can be tested at their lab.

Can Test The Air

In some cases, all of the mold is hidden behind walls or in the carpets. Getting a solid sample of the mold is not going to be easy in such cases. This is when the technician will use an air quality sample test, as this will show whether there are any mold spores in the air. Since they cannot be seen with the naked eye, this type of air sampling is necessary.

As you can see, there are a lot of things that need to be done and that can be done in order to determine whether you have a mold problem in your home and how bad it might be. Reach out to a mold inspection professional to take care of the mold in your home. 

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