Right Angle Inspection can help you navigate your mold concerns. Our first step is to understand the situation/concerns at your residential or commercial property. The initial free telephone consultation will help our Mold Assessment Consultant plan what type of inspection and sample collecting may be needed. Number and type of samples collected would be determined after the property inspection is completed. Samples are sent to a lab for analysis and results are typically available the next business day.
Mold spores are the “seeds of mold”. Mold spores are in the air around us and can accumulate on surfaces. Mold needs organic material and moisture to grow. Organic material includes, dust, wood, fabrics, drywall and of course food. Moisture can come from high humidity environments or water leaks. If water is present with organic material, mold growth may occur.
A mold inspection can be for the entire property or specific problem area(s). The purpose of the inspection process is to identify potential or existing water intrusion/leaks and define the size or project remediation scope of any water/mold damage. We visually inspect the property’s exterior and interior. In areas of concern, additional tools such as infrared camera, moisture meter, humidity/temperature meter and borescope camera may be used to detect or confirm the presence of moisture. The final inspection step is sample collection for analysis. Samples are used to identify the existence, type and quantity of mold inside the property.
Sample collection is typically done in (4) different ways. (1) Air samples collect mold spores from the air in area(s) of concern to determine the amount and type of mold spores that are present. Surface samples are collected with either (2) tape or (3) swab and are used to identify the existence of mold and the type of mold on a surface. (4) Bulk sample analysis is done with a section of material that has visible mold contamination. Air and surface sampling are the most common methods used.