The most important initial step in identifying a mold problem is a visual inspection.
Identifying visual mold contamination or conditions where mold is is likely to grow is instrumental in detecting the prescience, or likely presence, of mold. The five-step process is outlined below:
Step 1: We start by identifying problem areas in the building. These can be either places where mold is already growing and visible, or places where mold is likely to grow. Signs of moisture include leaks, excessive condensation on windows, water spots on the walls, uneven foundation, cracks and gaps in exterior of property and clogged gutters.
Step 2: All ventilation systems, heating, and air conditioning units are checked for damp conditions where mold may grow and easily spread elsewhere in the building. We also ensure the system or unit is overall clean and well-maintained.
Step 3: Once we identify where the mold is and evidence of heavy moisture, we will then try and locate the source of the moisture. which is typically the cause of the mold.
Step 4: We take samples from the areas we determine are most likely to have mold in them. Because of cross-contamination caused by air and ventilation systems, it’s likely that mold found in those areas will also be carried to other areas of the building.
Step 5: After all the samples are taken, we send them to our lab to analyze them for mold. Once the results are complete we provide you with a detailed report that provides you with our findings and recommendations.