A mold inspection is a non-destructive visual inspection for mold and conditions that cause mold in buildings. The purpose of a mold inspection is to identify and document visible evidence of mold growth, moisture issues, and other suspect conditions that are indicators of indoor mold growth. With state-of-the-art technology such as infrared thermal imaging cameras and electronic moisture detection equipment, no physical damage is ever done to any structure.
Mold testing is also the only way to determine the likelihood of health risks that are commonly associated with indoor mold growth. A mold inspection will not tell you what kind of molds are present inside a structure, or if the airborne mold spore levels are potentially dangerous to your health. Answers to those questions can only be determined by testing.
Mold testing is done by collecting samples, either from a surface or from the air, and having them analyzed by an accredited laboratory that specializes in mold analysis.
Sometimes indoor mold growth is obvious and other times it’s not!
Sophisticated equipment and years of experience are vital assets in identifying indoor mold problems that may otherwise go unnoticed by an untrained eye. But when it comes to hidden mold, there are certain limitations to a physical inspection that require a more scientific approach to determining whether a “suspect condition” is a mold problem or not. When a suspect condition is found in a mold inspection, mold testing may be the only way to confirm or rule out indoor mold growth when you can’t visibly see any mold.
While infrared does not specifically detect mold, it does provide Inspectors with the distinct advantage of quickly and accurately identifying conditions where mold typically grows. Thermal imaging cameras are now the standard by which true IAQ professional investigators are measured. Yet very few mold inspection companies use thermal imaging technology because of the high cost of infrared cameras.
Our mold inspections include thermal imaging technology at no additional cost. That means you get a lot more for your money and a much more reliable mold report.