Mold Inspection Tidewater Region VA
Certified Mold Inspection Company In Virigina
A thorough mold inspection is the starting point for any suspected mold-related issue. Without mold testing, there’s no way to accurately determine how bad your mold problem is – or if one exists at all. Mastertech’s local mold inspectors in Virginia are trained to conduct thorough investigations to determine if you have mold, how bad it is, how to properly get rid of it and how to prevent it from returning. If you suspect you have mold in your home, basement, attic or commercial building, or are concerned about black mold or toxic mold, call MasterTech today to schedule a certified mold inspection VA.
We also offer indoor air quality assessments with surface sampling and air quality testing for mold, black mold and toxic mold. We will come take air samples to determine if your indoor mold spore levels are higher than they should be. If you are concerned with your indoor air quality, air testing will provide the necessary answers to your mold-related questions.
What to expect from your Mold Inspection:
A thorough visual inspection is the starting point for every residential or commercial mold assessment. Your mold inspector will be looking for conditions that are conducive to fungal activity and can cause & sustain mold growth.
Digitally documenting our findings is the easiest way for your mold inspector to relay his or her findings. Our inspectors will take pictures of all the areas of concern so you can see exactly what we saw during your mold inspection.
Thermal imaging cameras (or infrared cameras) allow us to detect temperature differences in (and often behind) building materials. Why is this important? Because damp or wet building materials are almost always cooler than dry materials – and it is the temperature difference that the infrared camera detects. It is an invaluable tool in the detection of moisture sources that cause mold growth.
Since mold needs moisture to develop and thrive, finding that source of moisture is very important. Moisture mapping basically allows us to locate building materials that are damp or wet enough to support mold growth. Testing for moisture also helps us determine if water leaks have been resolved or if they are actively leaking and can locate where water damage starts and stops.
Airborne Mold Testing:
Your mold inspector may need need to conduct indoor air quality testing by collecting air samples to determine if your indoor mold spore levels are higher than they should be. If indoor spore counts are higher than outside, this means that your indoor air has been compromised by mold and mildew.
Surface Mold Testing:
Is it just water staining, or is it mold? Surface testing with mold swabs or bio tape lifts will answer those questions. In many cases, surface sampling isn’t necessary if mold growth is visibly obvious. If the fungal growth is visibly apparent, then the industry protocol is removal following specific mold remediation standards. However, a sample can still be collected to provide scientific proof that confirms the presence of mold. This might be helpful in real estate transactions, landlord-tenant disputes and more.
Mold Inspection Summary Report:
Within 48 hours after your home mold inspection, your inspector will compile all of his or her findings and generate an easy to understand mold inspection report.
Scope of Work:
If requested, your mold inspector will design a mold remediation plan specific to your property for your specific mold-related issues. Your scope of work will include cleanup suggestions as well as preventative measures that are necessary to keep mold from returning.
PRV Testing (Post Remediation Verification Testing):
Also referred to as clearance testing. This is a mold inspection after the remediation is complete. Since we’re removing a bio hazard, It’s important to know that the job was done right – the first time. PRV Testing will determine if cleanup efforts were successful or if further cleanup is necessary.
Mastertech Environmental’s local inspectors in Virginia provide comprehensive mold inspections with mold testing for residential and commercial properties throughout Virginia or a commercial mold inspection — an inspector near you can help.
Professional Mold Inspection Services Virginia
Mastertech’s local mold inspectors near you are professionally trained and certified to perform the most thorough and comprehensive mold inspections possible without invasive methods. We use advanced investigative tools and equipment like moisture meters, thermal imaging cameras, video borescopes, hygrometers, particle counters and more to collect information regarding the conditions of the environment within your building structure. We gather valuable information regarding any dampness that may be present and supporting fungal growth. We conduct mold testing by collecting air samples and/or surface samples for laboratory analysis by a 3rd party, accredited lab.
For years, communities throughout Virginia have trusted the experts at Mastertech Environmental with their inspection and testing needs. We value that trust and work hard to maintain that trust. Every mold inspection specialist at Mastertech is trained to respond with professionalism, respect and honesty. We understand the importance of thorough and accurate reporting of mold. Because, when it comes to mold, poorly inspected mold and inadequate removal can mean serious consequences like cross-contamination, additional damage, additional repairs and additional expenses.
Questions about air quality testing for mold or our assessment process?
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Regardless if you are worried about basement mold after a flood, black mold in your bathroom, or toxic mold in your office — we can help. Contact us today to speak with a local mold inspection specialist 757-932-2772.