Mold Inspection and Mold Testing
The presence of mold in your business or property can affect more than
just the building itself. The following signs are reasons you should start
looking into having your property inspected or tested for mold:
1. You see mold.
This is the most obvious sign that you need a professional’s help. You may
see spots of mold on your walls, ceiling, floors, or other areas in the
building. If you see it, you need an immediate inspection.
2. You live in a high humidity environment.
If your environmental humidity is high, it’s providing the perfect
conditions for mold growth.
3. Your health is suffering.
If you or your team have experienced incidents of respiratory problems,
skin irritation, headaches, fatigue, or even nausea, the culprit could be
mold in your building.
4. You smell an odor.
If you notice a musty smell in damp areas, there’s a good chance you have
mold. The smell may be even more noticeable after a heavy rain.
If you’ve noticed any of the above on your property, it’s time to get some
answers from the professionals.
A mold inspection is mostly a visual inspection of your property by a mold
inspector. Your investigator won’t necessarily need special equipment
except maybe a strong flashlight. The inspector will talk with you about
the signs of mold you’ve noticed on the property and any history of
moisture problems or water damage the building may have suffered in the
Next, the inspector will thoroughly go over your property while looking in
places known to be prone to mold growth. If mold is discovered in an area,
the inspector will try to identify the source of the moisture that is
causing the mold and help you create a remediation plan.
Mold testing is a little different and more involved. The inspector will
collect air or surface samples to figure out the specific type of mold
that is present. Testing can also tell a property owner what kind and how
much mold is in the air of the building.