What Do I Need To Do After a Mold Remediation?

April 22, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

All property owners dread being informed that their building has a mold issue. Unfortunately, this is a problem that any property can have under the right conditions. All it takes is warmth, moisture, and organic matter where the mold can grow. If you have ever faced a mold issue, you know how tricky it can be to solve. The issue can go undetected for months, and by the time you notice it, it has already spread. Even an experienced mold remediation expert could miss something.

If the leak or whatever is causing the moisture problem is not addressed, you will still have a mold issue even after remediation. In addition, if the affected area was huge, there is a possibility that the initial mold assessment was not able to identify where the moisture was coming from, or the contractor was not able to eliminate the whole mold.

Because of this, it is important to schedule a mold inspection, even after the remediation process. This activity involves testing whether all the mold was removed. Once the inspection is done, you will get an inspection report. The report will outline whether the issues have been rectified and tenants can safely return to the building. The report will also highlight areas that may require extra attention.

Conducting a Post-Remediation Inspection

A post-remediation inspection will involve different tests, namely:

  • Visual observation
  • Air Samples
  • Moisture Measurement

Visual Observations

As the name suggests, this is simply observing the affected areas to check whether any mold was left. The inspection team will note the equipment and materials used in the cleanup process, look for mold growth, inspect areas affected by water impact, look for elevated moisture and check whether there is any mold odor left.  

Moisture Measurement

If the inspection team does not find any visible signs of mold problems, next comes using infrared cameras and moisture meters to detect moisture in crawl spaces, behind walls and in any other area that is difficult to access.   

Air Sample

Air samples get taken in separate areas of the building because different parts will be affected differently. The team will also take air samples outside the property to compare them with the samples from the inside. It is not uncommon for one area to fail these tests while another passes.

The inspection Report

After the inspection, you will get a report identifying areas that have mold growth or contain moisture. The report will also give the air sample testing results. Each area either gets a pass or a fail grade and recommendations for additional remediation for areas that failed the tests.

At HealthSafe Inspections, Inc., we have been providing biohazard testing services for over 25 years. Our services include site investigation, report writing, and recommendations. After our inspection, we will give you a report highlighting the necessary steps. If you want to ensure you have received quality services from a mold remediation company, give us a call today, and we will schedule a post remediation inspection.



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