MOLD ASSESSMENT

Hazard

(Source) THE INHERENT ABILITY TO PRODUCE HARM.

Risk

THE PROBABILITY OF HARM BEING REALIZED.

Safety

ATTAINING AN ACCEPTABLE LEVEL OF RISK.

REMOVE THE SOURCE - REMOVE THE RISK

A mold inspection or mold assessment is the first and most important tool in detecting mold issues or conditions, such as previous or current moisture issues, that could lead to visible and/or hidden mold growth. Many times, there are water intrusion issues occurring that are hidden from view and in many cases may only be detected with special equipment. Mid Missouri Mold Inspection Services can provide a complete visual inspection of the premises or a limited area, which is a concern to our client. Evaluation with moisture testing equipment and other advanced equipment in the form of Inferred Technology to determine if there are conditions that could be leading to microbial growth. Whether it be the entire structure, one floor or specific locations, walls & ceilings down to the trim are checked for moisture, the purpose of checking surrounding areas is to set a baseline that will help in the determination of any areas with excessive moisture. Temperature & humidity readings, dew points and thermal scans are taken to add additional information for the evaluation process. Close attention to the rooms with plumbing such as; bathrooms, kitchens & laundry rooms, along with checking the HVAC system (air handler & ductwork) for heavy dust buildup and discoloration. These steps are a proven process to determine if certain issue(s) are occurring in order to determine the next steps for resolving any adverse conditions.

Our Mold Evaluation Process has been designed to provide the most information without any destructive procedures.

  • A thorough visual inspection of the property.
  • Our Mold Evaluator is ACAC Certified and performs all inspections.
  • Check all common locations for mold growth and the NOT so Common.
  • A thermal imaging infrared scan provided for mold.
  • Evaluate HVAC system; blower fan, air handler, coils, duct-work.
  • Digital photos taken of all problem areas.
  • Suggestions for mold testing made after inspection.
  • Digital mold assessment report for documentation of the issues when requested.
  • Mold remediation protocol can be written

The Five Step Process

Though often overlooked by our competitors this is without a doubt one of the most important steps for any mold professional to take. It is the foundation of all our investigations. In order to answer your mold or indoor air quality related questions we must first know your questions. We start with questioning you over the phone and in the field about any past or current moisture and mold issues, humidity or condensation problems, and suspected moldy odors. The mold evaluator must understand you’re specific concerns so we can help resolve them.

During our visit we conduct a comprehensive visual inspection of the home, office, or commercial building in question. Our goal is to find signs of moisture damage and other conditions conductive to fungal growth and overall air quality. During this step we utilize as needed the latest equipment the industry has to offer. Such devices including:

 

  • Infrared thermometers that digitally read temperatures being produced by AC units.
  • Infrared cameras that can often detect moisture in leaky ceilings from quite a distance.
  • Handheld moisture meters used  in order to determine the moisture content of surfaces.
  • Digital scopes that assist the mold specialist in concealed areas.
  • Humidity meters that can read the percentage of evaporated moisture in the air.
  • To follow the Indoor Environmental Standards of (ANSI/IICRC S500 & S520) Protocols.
We understand if you are curious about our mold and air quality testing procedures. Our Evaluator is well skilled in the proper use and interpretation of results from mold air sampling equipment, whether it be the use and interpretation of results from low flow pumps, standards for IAQ equipment & media, thermo desorption tubes for VOC chemical analysis or Badge Media for Formaldehyde testing are analyzed to tell what contaminates and at what concentrations they are at. Of course we do not inspect and test for everything on every visit. We must first come to an agreement as to what testing is best suited for your needs in order to answer your specific questions and to understand your building unique problems.
If you need a qualified investigator to provide a professional evaluation and a quality written report you should not take chances. We utilize an Industry Standard Format Software for generating computerized reports for our clients. Not only do we use it, but our company founder is the designer of this computerized report!

Because we test and inspect for mold only and do not provide remediation services of any kind we have no conflict of interest thus we have no desire to recommend extensive and expensive corrective measures that are not needed.

Our job is to discover, describe, document, and disclose conditions that may negatively impact your indoor air quality so that you can have such conditions properly addressed.

Mold Remediation

Our company does not provide mold remediation so when you hire us; you receive our unbiased and Professional Opinion regarding any Mold Issues. Some companies provide the initial consultation, the remediation and the clearance testing. This presents a serious conflict-of-interest. It is Never recommended to have a company provide the initial assessment/testing & the remediation. Although we do not provide mold remediation, we do provide Mold Remediation Protocols to ensure that the remediation company hired to carry out the clean-up work is working safely, performing a comprehensive remediation & ensuring mold spores are not spread to other parts of the structure. The remediation job is then followed by a “Clearance” or Post-Remediation Verification Inspection & Testing to ensure that all of the mold spores have been removed from the affected area prior to removal of the containment and before proceeding with repairs.. Mold Remediation is a process where an existing mold problem is removed or cleaned up from a residential or commercial property. The goal of remediation is to remove or clean contaminated materials in a way that prevents the emission of fungi and dust contaminated with fungi from leaving a work area and entering an occupied or non-abatement area, while protecting the health of workers performing the abatement. Listed below are some general methods that can be used during a mold remediation procedure.

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Mid Missouri Mold Inspection Services

Steven Wessler Sr.

Managing Member

20698 Wilkes Creek Rd, Eldon, MO 65026

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