Per current Federal guidelines, a home or building is deemed mold-safe when:
However, no two homes or buildings are alike, and here’s where experience makes a difference. Many mold/IAQ issues may result from uncommon sources, and rest assured that in over 20 Years at assessing mold, from a real estate price-reducing Butanol scam to cult practice leftovers, we have pretty much seen them all.
Vacant or market-ready properties are generally in good maintenance status, professionally cleaned, and some even staged to appeal prospects. Mold inspection requests are mainly for standard seller’s disclosure or a prospect’s documented peace of mind.
Our Vacant property mold assessment includes visual and IR (thermal imaging) inspection and standard air quality sampling, which is a regulatory requirement to issue mold/IAQ clearance certifications. If any, visual mold findings or problem areas are documented and reported, but since the site is vacant, follow-up directives are left entirely to the client’s discretion.
Indoor microbial growth is typically a symptom of a bigger problem in occupied buildings, and various additional factors must be taken into account when performing a mold or IAQ assessment, which is usually in response to an ongoing issue. Microbial amplification can occur when building materials become exposed to moisture due to structural or plumbing deficiencies or compromised ventilation systems, which in some instances could be related to site occupant’s lifestyle. Unattended infections can lead to costly building materials decay, personal property loss, offensive odors, potential occupants’ safety and health risks from exposure to microbial spores widespread.
We inspect rooms, attics, plumbing, crawl spaces and roofs to ensure the highest quality assessment service.
We inspect the HVAC system, measure airflow and ambient conditions to evaluate a key factor, the site’s HVAC’s overall health.
We perform infrared scans on walls, ceilings, and floorings to identify hidden moisture issues and other potential problem areas not visible to the naked eye.
And then conduct indoor air quality sampling to fully understand your property’s environmental condition to provide accurate clearance or recommendations.
Based on the site’s assessment results, we issue strictly unbiased, non-verbose, clear and concise Mold/IAQ Condition reports that are suitable for remediators scope of work guidance, litigation or insurance claim supporting documentation.
If no microbial growth, moisture issues or IAQ anomalies are found, Mold/IAQ Clearance Certifications are issued and attached to our assessment reports for documented peace of mind at no additional charge.
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the assessment may be justified.
We are fully licensed to perform both, mold assessment and mold remediation services. Per DBPR regulations, offering both services to the same client is a conflict of interest, and we totally agree.
We have no financial interest in the outcome of our mold or IAQ assessments, for which our services do not include remedial cost estimates or provide third party referrals.
* ESTIMATES GENERALLY RETURNED IN 24 HRS.