Step 3 - Determine If Mold Remediation Is Necessary:
Once the results from any sampling test performed are returned, if mold is present in your home or property, you will need to undertake some kind of mold remediation. Your mold remediation will be unique to your circumstances, and will largely be determined by the results of the sample tests completed by your inspector. The factors that will be important when determining your next steps with remediation will include the toxicity of the tested mold, as well as the size of the affected area.
Step 2 - Sampling:
On some occasions evidence of a problem condition cannot be visually seen, but must be detected instead by taking indoor and outdoor air samples for analysis. This is done to determine if mold spore counts filtered from the indoor air are unusually high in comparison to the mold spore count filtered from the air just outside your property. It also indicates types of mold at the property. This is
a typical and basic test that is often done as part of our mold inspection routine. Other types of more extensive mold sampling may be required, depending on visible conditions.
Carpeting in bathrooms is a big No-No.
Repair water leaks in your roof, windows, or any other part of the home immediately.
Make sure other areas around your foundation are graded so that rainwater does not flow toward your home.
If you have a clothes dryer, make sure it is properly vented to the outdoors
Step 1 - Visual Inspection:
During the appointment we will do a complete visual inspection of all accessible areas of the home, locate potential water penetration and other problem conditions, and search for any visible evidence of mold growth throughout your home. If necessary, devices for detecting moisture, measuring indoor humidity, viewing inside some sections of walls, and checking surface temperatures may be used during an inspection.
Air Safe Assessors, a division of Riley Corp, offers home and business assessments to our customers that are concerned about mold growth. We do a thorough visual inspection looking for areas that are having moisture issues or displaying visible mold. Having a certified mold inspector in Central Florida perform a visual inspection and take air along with surface samples is far superior to a mold test kit you can pick up at your local store.
Is Air Safe Assessors really necessary? If you think you are having problems with mold growth but are not certain or are not sure about the extent of the problem, then the answer to that question is a YES! The reality is that most people dealing with these types of issues have never been in this type of situation before. This means they need to put their trust in the hands of a professional that does have the experience and knowledge necessary to handle your mold situation properly.