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Mold Inspection 101: What You Can Expect When The Inspectors Arrive

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If you are a homeowner, one of the things you don't ever want to find in your home is mold. However, sometimes mold exposure is unavoidable. If you're concerned that there might be mold growth in your home, you may want to schedule a mold inspection to identify and address the problem. When you work with a professional for a mold inspection, you'll either confirm the presence of mold and then be able to address remediation, or you'll get the peace of mind that there's no mold present in your home. Here's a look at what you can expect from the mold inspection process.

Determining Where The Moisture Originates

Remember that, in order for mold to develop, you need to have moisture. That means that the first step in a mold inspection is to determine the origin of the moisture, if there is any. So, your mold inspectors will look through your home for any signs of moisture presence. If found, they will trace it back to its source so that you can eliminate the moisture that's contributing to the mold growth. This will help prevent any additional mold issues after the fact.

Looking For Visible Mold Growth

Once the moisture problem is addressed, the next step is to determine where there's visible mold, and what the extent of that growth is. Your mold inspectors will examine all of the areas of your home, including the basement and attic, looking for visible mold growth that will need to be treated and addressed. Those areas will be recorded as part of the inspection.

Checking Surfaces And Air For Spores

Mold isn't always visible. Sometimes mold spores are just getting established on surfaces, or are thriving more beneath the surface than above. You may also have mold spores in the air in the house. Those things are all easy to identify with the right mold inspection process.

Your inspectors will swab all sorts of surfaces in your home testing for mold spore residue. They often will test the air quality in your home as well, using a device that evaluates samples throughout the home looking for mold spore presence.

Producing A Final Report

Once all of these steps are done, the results will be analyzed before your final report will be delivered. Then, you'll get a comprehensive report detailing the types of mold identified, where they were found, and what form they were in. This allows you to approach the mold remediation process with a solid plan.

Talk with a mold inspection company near you today for more help.