What actually happens when you have a mold inspection in your Kalispell home or business? There are certain commonalities for any inspection that you should expect when hiring a professional and I’ll list them below.
- Visual Inspection – the first step of any inspection is the visual portion. This includes inspecting for any obvious signs of mold growth, testing moisture content of building materials, measuring relative humidity in the air of the home, etc. These things should be done even if you are only having a bid done for the removal as a matter of fact. Any remediator should know that the real way to cure a mold problem is to find the source of the moisture and or mold and correct it.
- Sample Collection – there are two main types of samples that can be taken in your typical mold inspection (there are more types but they’re uncommon). The two main types are air samples and surface samples. Air samples take a volume of air through a filter that is analyzed at a laboratory for mold content. These will tell you the amount of mold spores or fragments in the breathable air. Surface sample, similarly, will lift potential mold off of the surface for analysis. In most situations, we recommend using both of these techniques for a broad view of the situation in a home or business. Air samples, on a side note, will be collected from highly used areas of the home or rooms with suspect mold issues and they will be compared to a sample pulled from outside of the home to be used as a baseline.
- Reporting and analysis – the final stage of the inspection process is the reporting and analysis where the inspector or the industrial hygienist will use the collected data to generate a report and make recommendations for remediation, etc.
Any inspection needs you have in the Kalispell, Whitefish, Bigfork, or Missoula areas can be handled by the Mold Wranglers with ease. Call us today!