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The Visual Inspection
A visual inspection is the most important initial step in identifying a possible contamination problem. The extent of any water damage and mold growth should be visually assessed. This assessment is important in determining remedial strategies.
Ventilation systems should also be visually checked, particularly for damp filters but also for damp conditions elsewhere in the system and overall cleanliness.
The use of a boroscope, (fiber optics) to view space inside ductwork or behind walls is used along with the use of a radio moisture meter to detect moisture "inside" building materials, identifying hidden sources of fungal growth and the extent of water damage. Because mold cannot live without moisture, sources of moisture are one of the focal points of our investigation.
During the thorough visual investigation of your structure (including the attic, crawl spaces and basement) we examine:
Heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems.
Moisture barriers for proper installation and condensation occurrence, via existing wall openings and a fiber optics scope.
The moisture content of floors, walls and ceilings--even beneath surfaces--using a non-invasive moisture meter.
The temperature and humidity of the indoor and outdoor air, using a properly calibrated instruments.
All water-damaged areas, and locate the point of water intrusion
Air sampling for fungi should not be part of a routine assessment. This is because decisions about appropriate remediation strategies can usually be made on the basis of a visual inspection. It is preferable to conduct sampling while ventilation systems are operating.
Air Sampling may be necessary if the presence of mold is suspected (e.g., musty odors) but cannot be identified by a visual inspection or bulk sampling (e.g., mold growth behind walls). The purpose of such air sampling is to determine the location and/or extent of contamination.
Personnel conducting the sampling must be trained in proper air sampling methods for microbial contaminants. A laboratory specializing in mycology should be consulted for specific sampling and shipping instructions. Chain of custody is also important.
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