How do mold inspection and mold remediation services differ?
Mold inspection is a visual examination of a property for the presence and location(s) of suspected mold / microbial growth either due to a water event, environmental conditions, material deterioration or construction defects.
Mold Samples collected from the air and surfaces are sent to a mold lab for analysis. The results of the analysis (lab reports) are included in a written inspection report (mold assessment) for the client. The results of a mold inspection may determine there is a need for mold remediation.
Mold Remediation is defined as the removal, cleaning, sanitizing, demolition, or other treatment, including preventive activities, of mold or mold-contaminated matter.
Mold remediation also includes identification and correction of the source that caused the mold and restoring building materials that were removed. Mold remediation follows a scope of work that is presented to the client by way of a mold remediation report proposal with a break-down of costs. The remediation proposal describes the steps needed to correct the source, what is needed to isolate the work areas and remove the mold, clean and remediate building contents affected by the mold, restore the structure and finishes to normal condition and pass a mold clearance test.