What is Mold Testing?
The first step in MOLD911's Mold Testing process is to non-intrusively determine if mold is present by visually examining the your home or business. Visible mold helps determine the level of remediation necessary. If mold is actively growing and visibly confirmed, sampling for its specific species can be unnecessary. 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. MOLD911 Certified Mold Inspectors visual inspect and can recognize moldy odors to find your mold issues. We focus on areas where there are signs of liquid moisture or water vapor (humidity), or where moisture problems are suspected.
Mold Testing is performed by our Certified Mold Inspectors with years of experience in mold-sampling protocols, sampling methods and the interpretation of findings. Mold testing should be done only to make a particular determination, such as airborne spore concentration or identifying a particular species. Mold Testing and analysis should follow the recommendations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the EPA and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).