Mold Inspection & Testing Boston MA
Call us at 6172865238 ............................Our mold inspection includes a full visual inspection and 2 air samples, (1 inside and 1 outside control). Additional samples are available at an extra cost and can be air and/or surface samples.
The inspection starts with a visual where our certified Boston Mold Inspector will use tools like moisture meter and/or thermal imaging camera to identify any "red-flag" areas like water intrusion, excess moisture, and visible mold. The inspector will then make recommendations of for a testing protocol that the client will make the final decision on.
Every client will receive a minimum of 2 air samples. The first is an outside "control" sample that sets baseline numbers for what is normal and acceptable in the area. The 2nd will be taken from the area of greatest concern. The inside sample should be similar or slightly lower numbers than those seen outside. If they are higher, it could indicate a mold problem that requires professional restoration. Additional samples that might be recommended
General Air Sample: If there are multiple areas of concern or the client wants to see exactly how far the problem has spread.
In Wall Cavity Air Sample: We can take an air sample from within a will by making a pea sized hole punch or use an outlet to get the probe in that way if it is close enough to the problem area. These tests are beneficial to confirm the source of a problem and/or see if a problem is present that has not started to cause air quality issues yet.
Surface Sample: Whenever visible mold is present, the inspector will recommend a surface samples. Toxic species of mold are not easily airborne, physical samples help confirm a source of a problem or see if a toxic species is present but not yet airborne.
We must recommend any and every sample that we feel is beneficial. The reason for this is we have to treat each and every inspection the same, and situations arise that require as much evidence as possible like legal battles. We cannot put ourselves in a situation where a sample could have been beneficial but we did not recommend it. MII&T will give you as much information as we possibly can regardless of how many samples are taken. It is up to you the client to make the final decision on what you want taken and submitted based on the inspectors suggestions.
Clients that do not have elevated conditions can be provided a "clearance letter" upon request. This states that we performed the inspection, took tests and everything can back within acceptable range.
Customers that do have elevated conditions are provided a detailed report with mold remediation protocols. This ensures that you enter the restoration process knowing each and every step that should be performed. Having this information at your disposal will make sure you are not paying for any unnecessary work and know that the job is being performed correctly.