What Happens During the Mold Inspection Process?
Updated: Jan 18
If you’ve discovered mold in your home, you need to call a professional to schedule a mold inspection. You might want to know what you need to do to prepare for the mold inspection process and what the inspector is looking for, specifically.
At My Pure Environment, we specialize in mold inspection and remediation in the San Francisco area. We conduct a thorough inspection of your home to ensure that no mold remains after the remediation process.
Why do I need a mold inspection?
It may be difficult to identify the presence of mold in your home unless you’re a trained professional. Our technicians will take air and surface samples and send them to a lab for analysis. This enables us to determine, without a doubt, where your mold problem lies. Once we’ve established the extent of the problem, we’ll assess the best way to remedy the situation.
What is the inspector looking for?
Essentially, our trained mold inspection technicians are looking for areas with high moisture content. Where there’s moisture, there’s likely to be mold. Sometimes the presence of mold is obvious. Other times, it’s hiding in ductwork, behind walls, or inside AC units. Often, the only way you can tell that it’s there is because it’s impacting your health.
If mold is lurking deep in the cracks and crevices of your home or office, don’t worry. Our patented dry fog technology is especially effective at getting in those hard-to-reach areas—areas where it is impossible for traditional cleaning methods to reach.
What does the mold inspection process look like?
A trained technician will arrive at your home or business, with a few specialized tools, and a mold sample kit. They will typically spend between two and four hours walking around your home, depending on the size and severity of the problem. They will take samples of any areas where mold is likely to form and deposit the samples into tubes, to be sent out for analysis.
They might ask you a few questions, such as if you have an idea of where the problem might lie. Otherwise, you don’t need to be involved in the process—although, you’re more than welcome to walk around with our technician if you prefer to do that.
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Does your home or business have a mold problem? Our technicians are trained to identify the presence of mold and assess how best to resolve the issue without demolishing walls or floors. Contact us today for further information. We serve the San Francisco and Santa Clara areas in California, and we are now serving Spokane, Washington, and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho as well.
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