If you suspect mold has invaded your space, the first step is a thorough inspection. It may sound daunting, but it’s a multi-step process that involves locating the presence of mold and the extent of its infestation. During the assessment, a mold inspector will identify the source of the colony and determine the factors contributing to its growth, including moisture and any “food” sources. This is critical information because it helps decide the mold removal or remediation level needed.
During a Santa Monica mold inspection, we take samples from different areas of the building, helping to limit the cleanup job to only the affected area. Moisture testing is also performed to determine if the conditions are ripe for mold growth. If you are concerned that mold is already an issue for your residence or business, an inspection can confirm these suspicions or alleviate your stress.
What We are Looking for During an Inspection
When you bring in our mold inspectors, we start by doing a thorough walkthrough of your house, paying particular attention to areas like basements, attics, and floors, as well as any spots that have been affected by moisture. We take samples of any mold we find and send them off to the lab for analysis. This testing is a crucial part of the process, as it compares the mold levels in your indoor air to those found outside. The initial inspection looks for specific signs that this more advanced testing could be necessary, such as:
- Signs of Damage
- Moist Materials
- Visible Mold Growth
Is Mold Testing Necessary?
Sampling might only be necessary in some cases if there are clear signs of mold growth and spread through the property. However, surface sampling could be helpful to ensure an area has been adequately cleaned or remediated. Just leave it to our Endymion Environmental professionals with the right experience designing mold sampling protocols, sampling methods, and interpreting results. We can help you through whatever discovery tactics to start the remediation process promptly.
We can be a trusted source of information when you suspect mold growth in your home or business. Allow our mold inspection crew to gather data to give your property what it needs following a water leak or natural disaster. Our Endymion Environmental assessors are standing by at (310) 567-1160.