Questions About Mold Inspection and Testing Companies in San Diego
Things you should expect from your mold inspection and testing company in San Diego, California.
One of the most important parts of a mold inspection is that the inspector, in person, will check if there is any mold growing, or water stains, color changes in the walls, ceiling, flooring and baseboards. At the same time after inspecting the inside, they should inspect the outside of the house too, because it often happens that the problem, instead of starting inside, starts outside.
Upon finding anything that is like mold, the inspector will take sample through a tape or a swab to inspect it later on in the lab. Another thing a mold inspector will do is that he will check for any wet building materials and so will take necessary moisture measurements. This is important because basically to grow molds need water, dampness or moisture.
After the mold inspection and moisture measurements, the mold inspector might also take air samples. Usually they take the samples of both the inside and the outside of the house. Sampling container is used for this task. By pulling a specific amount of air using the pump, the inspector will take the samples.
After the sample is taken, it is sent to the lab for deep analysis and scientific information to find out whether there is any mold or not. It is therefore important to take several air samples, so that molds are left with no chance, inside or outside your house.
There are some companies who just take one sample of air. Upon their poor testing they might even tell you everything is fine or nothing is alright.
Not enough data to make that decision!
The thing you need is detail- details of everything, from the field inspection to the laboratory reports, so that you can know which actions should be taken to prevent or cure mold. There are some mold inspection companies in San Diego who will only provide you the laboratory report, without aiding you in any realistic way. Upon the findings of the mold inspector, you may need to hire a professional company called mold remediation company who will remove the mold for you safely. Make sure they do their job correctly otherwise any un-removed mold might cause you problem in the future.
With the title Scope of Work, mold inspection company can write instructions, about the percentage of mold and how they be properly removed, to be followed by the mold remediation company. Sometimes even removing mold from your house doesn’t do it all.
So after the work is done and before the equipments with which the molds are removed, ask for another mold inspection, just to make sure you will not have to face further problem. The name of this inspection is clearance or post remediation verification (PRV) inspection. This is just to make sure that the mold remediation company has done their job properly and has left no mold at all, also to make sure that all the damaged building materials are removed and the entire place is clean enough to conduct another final inspection. This clearance inspection includes the inspector inspecting the building again to insure that every mold growth is removed. Also the inspector takes moistures measurements in order to be sure whether the building materials are dry or not.
At last there will be a disclosure paperwork where it will be written that the place is dry and the mold spore levels are OK. This paper is necessary in case you are thinking of selling your house in future.