What to expect from your Attic Mold Inspection:
Attic mold can be a serious problem, leading to health issues and decreased indoor air quality. That’s why it’s essential to schedule attic home inspection with a professional attic inspection company. During an attic mold inspection, the inspector will visually examine the attic space for signs of mold growth, identify the cause of the mold, and recommend a course of action to address the problem. With a thorough attic mold inspection service, you can gain peace of mind knowing that your home is safe and healthy for you and your family.
1. Visual Inspection
A thorough visual inspection is the starting point for every residential or commercial mold assessment. Your mold specialist will be looking for conditions that promote mold growth.
2. Digital Documentation
Documenting our findings through digital imaging is the easiest way for your mold specialist to relay their findings. We’ll take pictures of all the areas of concern so you see exactly what we saw during your attic mold evaluation.
3. Thermal Imaging
Thermal imaging cameras (or infrared cameras) allow us to detect temperature differences in, and sometimes behind building materials. Why is this important? Because damp or wet building materials are almost always cooler than dry materials – and it’s the temperature difference that the infrared camera detects. This is an invaluable tool in the detection of moisture sources that cause mold growth.
4. Moisture Mapping
Since mold needs moisture to develop and thrive, finding that source of moisture is very important. Moisture mapping basically allows us to locate building materials that are damp or wet enough to support mold growth. Testing for moisture also helps us determine if water leaks have been resolved or if they are actively leaking and can locate where water damage starts and stops.
5. Mold Evaluation Summary
Shortly after your attic mold evaluation, your specialist will compile all of their findings and generate an easy to understand mold evaluation synopsis and scope of work.
6. Scope of Work
In conjunction with your mold evaluation synopsis, your mold specialist will design a mold remediation plan specific to your property. Your scope of work will include cleanup protocol as well as preventative solutions that are necessary to keep mold from returning.
7. Post Remediation Testing (if stated in scope of work)
Also referred to as clearance testing. This a specific type of mold testing performed after the remediation is complete. Since we’re removing a biohazard, it’s important to know that the job was done right – the first time. Clearance testing shows that cleanup efforts were successful.
Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair is certified to perform attic mold inspections and mold testing. If you need mold inspection services, then we will be able to help with an effective and safe approach for other areas as well, such as crawl space mold testing and basement mold testing.