When mold growth is visible inside homes or buildings, the cause must be detected and corrected and the contamination of the mold removed and remedied as soon as possible in a safe and efficient manner.
A mold inspection is needed to assess if there is currently a mold problem in the home or in the building and, if any, to identify all the factors leading to the contamination of the mold, this is the most critical initial step to prevent the hazards of further exposure for occupants. The inspection process must begin with an interview or conversation with the occupants, particularly if they are at risk of mold-related illness or respiratory illness.
Contributing to moisture issues can be difficult to locate and recognize, as mold can grow in wall cavities, under carpets, above ceiling tiles, in subfloor areas, in air conditioning systems, as well as in other places that are not readily apparent. It is essential to locate and monitor water or moisture sources before mold growth becomes a major problem and to ensure that an effective remediation plan is placed in place.