Mold Damage Inspection
The moment you see mold in your home or business, you are likely tempted to deal with it yourself. However, considering how some types of mold pose a health risk, we do not recommend taking this course of action. The safest and most effective thing you can do once you discover signs of mold in your property would be to get the services of mold experts, of which ASAP Restoration has an entire team of to help you deal with any mold issues.
Factors that may trigger mold growth
For mold to thrive, it must be in a place with the right conditions. It’s very likely for your home or business to be contaminated with mold if the following conditions exist:
High Humidity – If your property is located in a high humidity area, then the possibility of mold growth is high as well since outdoor humidity also affects indoor humidity levels and creates the perfect environment for toxic mold to thrive.
Water Leaks – When there’s an unresolved water intrusion into your property like a roof leak or a pipe leak, the place will have excessive moisture, which mold needs to grow and thrive. In many cases, such leaks remain either undiscovered or ignored, and by the time the owner of the property does something about them, mold has already spread to other parts of the house or business.
Flooding – Whether it’s caused by busted plumbing or heavy rains, flooding inside your property presents mold with an opportunity to form with all the moisture it provides. The longer the flooding remains unaddressed, the higher the chances of mold to form and spread.
If you see any sign of mold and these conditions exist, then there’s nothing more to do than call ASAP Restoration and request our certified mold cleaning and restoration services.
Before any mold removal and restoration can be undertaken, our professional mold cleaner will need to inspect the property first. Our mold inspection involves looking for visible signs of moisture, water damage, potential leaks, and water intrusion. We also measure the humidity levels, the temperature, and other factors that may cause mold growth.
By the time we pinpoint areas with mold formations, we will then need to establish the type of mold present. Mold comes in different types, appearances, and colors, and identifying the type of damage can prove to be difficult for the untrained eye. While our professional mold removal technicians know their job like the back of their hand, they will still need to confirm the type of mold that has infiltrated your property. So they take mold samples that they immediately send to a reputable laboratory for testing.
When performing mold inspection, our people will typically target areas such as the interior living space, the basement, the attic, and crawl spaces. They will also check exterior areas for moisture intrusion, which could eventually lead to a mold problem.
Our technicians are also equipped with up-to-date tools and protective gear which makes the entire process safe, efficient, and fast.
Factors that may trigger mold growth
If you call ASAP Restoration for a mold inspection, it will help if you keep doors and windows closed for 12 to 24 hours before our inspector arrives. Doing so will allow our inspector to detect odors more precisely. Indoor air samples will also not be contaminated by outside air. In other words, shutting windows and doors will help us get accurate mold inspection results.
Mold in your house or business is not a joke. The moment you suspect the presence of mold anywhere in your property, call ASAP Restoration at 602-515-7918 right away for a free mold inspection.