You’ve noticed mold growing on your walls or your floors, and now want to find out just how bad the problem really is. The best way to do this is to hire a mold inspection service to assess the situation. As the leading San Diego mold inspection service, we’ve had our fair share of calls from homeowners who are unsure about what to expect from a San Diego mold inspection and whether or not they need our services.
During a mold inspection, several tasks are completed, which include:
A thorough search for all signs of mold present. This means that the technicians may lift the carpets in your house from the backing, take samples of the paint from the walls, and perform other tasks to find all of the mold that can be seen by the naked eye.
Mold culture testing. Technicians will perform a series of tests on the mold that they find, since the way that the mold reacts to different substances will help them to determine the type of molds that are present. They may also collect samples of carpet, paint, and other surfaces containing mold to be sent to a lab for further testing.
Airborne particulate counts. Using a special filtering system, the technician will test the air for airborne particulates, including mold spores. This is important, because it helps the technician to determine how serious the mold infestation is, and the types of mold present.
Remember, not all types of mold are toxic to humans and animals, but all mold has the potential to cause cosmetic and structural damage to a structure. The sooner that mold can be properly assessed, the sooner it can be treated and removed.