On-site mold inspection:
Visual Inspection - This is the first step in identifying possible areas of contamination. The visual inspection includes identifying visible water leaks and discoloration on ceilings, walls and floors.
Should there be any visible mold growth, water damage, stains or a musty odor, mold sampling will be recommended. Mold sampling is done through air sampling or swab sampling.
The purpose of air sampling is to determine the type and amount of airborne contamination. An outdoor air sample is taken as a basesline comparison to determine if the indoor air quality levels are elevated.
The purpose of swab sampling is to collect samples from visibly moldy areas. This is done with a sterile swab which is then placed in a sealed container.
If mold is visible on drywall, an air quality wall check is recommended to determine if any mold spores are present within the wall cavity.
All samples taken are submitted to an independent, third party, nationally accredited lab for analysis. A comprehensive lab report will be provided to the customer directly from the lab. The use of an independent lab eliminates any conflicts of interest.