Mold911's Certified Mold Inspection
The Mold Inspection process includes but is not necessarily limited to; reading any previous inspection or testing reports, gather information, perform a building moisture inspection, and develop a preliminary determination of whether or not there is a moisture problem that has resulted in mold growth.
Our 2 Step Mold Inspection Process
Step 1: A Visual Inspection
The first step in MOLD911's Certified Mold Inspection process is to non-intrusively determine if mold is present by examining your home or business for signs of active water sources and or water intrusion problems. We may use a hygrometer, which detects humidity behind walls.Visible mold helps to determine the level of remediation necessary.
Intrusive observation is sometimes needed to assess the mold level. This includes moving furniture, lifting (or removing) carpets, checking behind wallpaper or paneling, checking ventilation ductwork and exposing wall cavities. Our Certified Mold Inspectors can recognize musty odors and will focus on areas where there are signs of moisture issues.
As stated in a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health article "Testing and Remediation of Dampness and Mold Contamination," "...spore counts and culture results, which tend to be what are included in indoor air quality reports, do not capture the full range of exposures. We have found that thorough visual inspections and/or detection of problem areas via musty odors are more reliable. These methods have been used in past NIOSH research and have shown a correlation with health risks in buildings that have indoor environmental complaints."
Step 2: Professional Mold Testing / Indoor Air Quality Testing
Contrary to popular opinion, indoor air is often more polluted than outdoor air. That’s because your home has everything the outside air has, but is trapped in a confined space. Mold, dust, pet dander, and pollen can build up in your home’s air ducts, leading to heightened allergy problems. The outdoor sample is our base "control" sample that will be used to compare the indoor air samples.
Mold911's Standard Mold Test includes 3 samples. The goal is to compare an outdoor air sample to one or more indoor air samples. An independant lab will analyze the samples and report the mold species and concentration levels detected in your indoor air. If the levels of mold detected is normal, no further mold remediation is required. If the levels of mold are elevated we will be able to provide you information about mold remediation services.
Why Mold Testing is a part of the Mold Inspection process?
Mold testing should be done only to make a particular determination, such as airborne spore concentration or identifying a particular species. MOLD911's Certified Mold Inspectors follows the recommendations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Mold Guidelines (OSHA), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the EPA and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) guidelines.
Mold Testing Results
Mold Lab Analysis Report
The Mold lab analysis report is an important document that you can use to present homeowners, renters, landlords, tenants, realtors, potential homebuyers and employees with to assure them, that the air quality meets normal conditions.
Lab Report below indicates NORMAL Levels of Mold, no further action is necessary
- No further Mold Remediation is needed
- Important Document to Have
- MOLDSAFE Guarantee
- Peace of Mind that your Air Quality in your home or business is normal.
Lab Report below Indicates PROBLEM detected Elevated Levels of Toxic Mold
- Comprehesive & detailed lab report explains the elevated levels and types of mold detected
- Our easy to understand mold assessment report is based on our Mold Inspection and Lab findings
- We also provide information about Mold remediation
2 Factors that Lead to Mold Outbreaks:
Moisture and a Food source
Active Water Sources
- High Humidity
- HVAC Condensation
- Roof leaks
- Leaky pipes
- Water Damage
- Flooding issues
- Grading issues
- Drainage issues
- Cracks in foundation or exterior walls
Food Source -
- Cellulose Materials
Common areas where Mold is found
- Crawl spaces
- Wall cavities
- Exposed foundation walls
- Bathroom / kitchen walls
- Windows and window sills
- Air conditioning and heating vents
- HVAC closets
- Fireplace and/or chimneys
MOLD REMOVAL SERVICES
Now that we've identified the water source and confirmed that MOLD levels are elevated, it's time to read about Mold Remediation.
Mold Inspection Services
for Residential, Commercial and REO Properties
Additional Mold Resources and Information
- MOLD911 Frequently Asked Questions
- Types of Mold We Detected Here is Tulsa, Ok
- Click Here for Tulsa's Department of Health offers an interesting read about Mold Remediation.
- Read the EPA Mold Information about Mold Cleanup in your Home.
- The EPA also offers information about Mold Cleanup for Schools and Commercial Properties.
- 8 tips to Cleaning up MOLD provided by the CDC
- CDC also provides Homeowner and Renters Guide to Mold Cleanup