Testing and Inspections
We Locate the Mold, Identify the Problem, and Deliver the Solutions!
Mold can be a serious danger to your health and to the structural integrity of a home or building. And the key to successful mold remediation is to first pinpoint the problem areas. Mold Solutions' experienced, IICRC-certified and trained inspectors will thoroughly inspect your space to determine where the mold growth is — whether that is in a crawlspace, an attic, a bathroom wall, or hiding under an old floorboard. And while these are some of the most common places for mold to grow, our sophisticated sensory equipment will help us find areas of growth, no matter how hidden it may be.
Once we have located the mold, we then must determine the cause of the growth. Because mold requires water to grow, we typically look for a source of excessive moisture. Common sources include plumbing leaks, roof leaks, or even high humidity. After we have identified the cause of your mold problem, then we provide expert advice and remediation recommendations custom-tailored to your unique situation.
Suspect you may have mold? Contact Mold Solutions now to schedule a consultation today!
Did you know that the quality of your indoor air is just as important to check? Indoor environments can be a significant source of pollutants that can have a harmful affect on our health. Between mold, allergens, VOCs, and more, there are many common pollutants that cannot be detected by a visual inspection alone. Fortunately, Mold Solutions has the technology to measure the type and quantity of common pollutants including:
- Mold Testing
- Bacteria Sampling
- Allergen Screening
- Particle Counts
These measurements help us to formulate a hypothesis of your indoor environmental conditions, which we then test. We use sophisticated methods that allow us to determine specific types and levels of contaminants that may be affecting your indoor environment and your health. Tests may include mold sampling, bacteria sampling, VOC testing, particle counts, and allergen screening. And if we find mold, then we will develop a specific treatment regimen that addresses your unique needs.
- Air Quality Sample (Spore Trap)
This is a collected via an air pump and spore trap. This type of tests helps to identify any mold spores present in the air, these samples determine the type of mold spores present and if the airborne levels in the area are within normal or have elevated levels. These samples can be taken from any rooms/areas of concern, within the living space of the specific property and all samples area base off of an outside control sample.
- Surface Samples
There are (2) main types of Surface samples that can be taken; swab or tape lift sample. These samples are usually taken directly from the visual discoloration or growth that is observed. These will identify the species of any observed growth. This often helps when determining the source of any airborne levels.
- Bulk Sample
This is done by removing a one or two square inch piece of the concerned material. The sample is then placed into a sealed plastic bag and sent in for observation. This is performed to identify if a specific piece of material has mold growth.