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If you suspect you have mold in your home or building:

  • Do not touch mold or moldy items with bare hands
  • Do not get mold or mold spores in your eyes
  • Do not breathe in mold or mold spores
  • Contact a certified mold mediator if you suspect a mold problem

Visual Survey for Mold [Non-Destructive]

We perform visual surveys in the home or building to check the fungal ecology or problems in a specific area as directed.

The survey takes about 30-45 minutes and includes the following:

  1. Walking around the suspected problem area(s).
  2. Walking through and to the areas of concern.
  3. Viewing the area with a flashlight to highlight the suspected mold contamination or condition.
  4. Taking moisture readings of the structure such as walls, floors, and/or ceiling surfaces to detect moisture intrusion.
  5. Taking temperature and relative humidity readings to determine if they fall within ASHRAE recommendations.
  6. Providing an estimate for remediation by industry standards [S-520]

Indoor Evaluation

We will visually survey and test for mold contamination at a reasonable rate. Always remember that the young and elderly are more susceptible to the effects of mold and indoor pollutants. If you suspect that there may be a problem in the home or building, call us for an indoor evaluation.

Ten Things You Should Know About Mold

  1. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment -- The way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture!
  2. Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints.
  3. If mold is a problem in your home or office, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture.
  4. Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mold growth.
  5. Reduce indoor humidity (to 30-60% ) to decrease mold growth by:
    • venting bathrooms, dryers, and other moisture-generating sources to the outside
    • using air conditioners and de-humidifiers
    • increasing ventilation
    • using exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing, and cleaning

  6. Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth
  7. Clean mold off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely. Absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles, that are moldy, may need to be replaced
  8. Prevent condensation: Reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (i.e., windows, piping, exterior walls, roof, or floors) by adding insulation
  9. In areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem, do not install carpeting (i.e. bathrooms with leaks or frequent condensation)
  10. Molds can be found almost anywhere. They can grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present. Molds can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.