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Mold: What to Look For
Large mold infestations can usually be seen or smelled. Have you had any recent leaks on your roof, windows or pipes – or has there been any flooding? Mold thrives on moisture and reproduces by means of tiny spores that are invisible to the naked eye and travel through the air. Mold grows well and can be visible on many materials such as ceiling tiles, wood products, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.
Here are a few Mold Warning signs for you to look out for:
A Strange Odor.
If you smell a persistent “moldy odor” or a musty smell you may have mold growing in your property and should be investigated
Visible Signs of Mold.
Mold often appears as a staining or fuzzy growth on furniture or building materials. It can have different colors such as white, gray, brown, black, yellow, or green
Signs of Water Damage.
Mold thrives in moisture. Look out for water stains, discoloration, bubbling, cracking, or peeling on walls, floors or ceiling
Leaks are hard to notice if behind a wall or other hidden surface. However, if you know of a leak or flood repair it and dry the area as quickly as possible to prevent or stop any mold growth
Mold can cause a stuffy nose, sore throat, coughing or wheezing, burning eyes, and/or a skin rash. If symptoms get worse when inside your property this may be a sign of potential mold growth
We understand the hardship of Mold damage and what it can mean to your health, property and peace of mind. As such, we want to be as efficient, reliable and precise as possible. Our goal is to become your partner throughout the process of discovery, restoration, and clearance.
1. Your Action Plan
If you can smell it, see it or suspect it, reach out to us. We are more than happy to take a look at no charge. We can then make a determination and provide a best course of action for you. Next steps, can include filing out a claim with your insurance company or working directly with your trusted restoration company.
2. Our Action Plan
Your time is valuable. We understand that your time is valuable. As such, we partner directly with your insurance company or remediation company of choice to answer any Mold testing questions or inquiries.
Transparency is key. That is why we provide you a clear breakdown of what our work entails, the steps we will take, as well as any associated fees before we inspect your home.
No bills from us. With an open claim, we can bill your insurance company directly, so there is no need for you to worry about bills, out of pocket or unexpected charges.
Inspect. Inspect. Inspect. When we are in your home, your property is our priority. We inspect your home as if it was our own. We take the time to do a thorough visual inspection not only in the affected area but also in adjacent areas. This includes a visual inspection, air quality sampling, surface sampling, infrared analysis, moisture mapping, scope of work & full documentation.
3. What You Receive
A Complete Mold Inspection, Assessment, and Scope of Work Report
Unbiased Assessment. Undisputed Quality. We are proud of the work that we do. We value quality, honesty and good work over quantity. That is why, we provide one of the most in-depth Mold reports in the industry. We document every single aspect of the inspection and make it all available to you. Here are just a few illustrations of our focus:
Independent Lab results
This is an industry that requires honesty and transparency. When we collect an Air sample of the affected/tested area(s) or a swab sample of visual mold contamination, we send these directly to an independent lab with a clear Chain of Custody. The results are then evaluated by one of our licensed inspectors to assess the extent of the damage and determine the next steps for a successful remediation project. That is why, for transparency purposes, we include a copy of the independent lab results for your reference.
Assessment/Scope of Work
Once our visual inspection is concluded and we’ve received the air/swab sample results from the lab, we can now create a comprehensive scope of work. Our scope of work, lets your remediation or insurance company know the exact steps that need to be taken to clear, repair and restore your property back to its original state. We provide the key levels of contamination and moisture, sketches if the affected areas, a step by step process for the remediation, and the guidelines necessary to adhere too for cleaning, sanitation and clearance, all within the IICRC Standards of Care.
An image is worth a thousand words
Peace of mind is important to us. That is why we provide backup for every aspect of our Mold inspection report. We document the entire process and provide images of the affected/adjacent area(s) (Floors, walls, cabinets, ceiling, etc…), images of moisture readings, images of thermal imaging, images of water discoloration, images of mold growth, images inside cabinets/vanities – wherever we can document through an image, the better. This not only adds transparency to the process, it also helps support the assessment and scope of work. Our goal is to have backup for every conclusion and assessment we provide on each Inspection report.