Performing a visual inspection for black mold or any other type of mold growing on interior surfaces of your home. If mold if found mold growing in an area, direct sampling is recommended from the area or object and tested for toxic mold spores. If you suspect hidden mold in your home or a home you are buying, environmental air sampling with spore traps is recommended. Examination of wall cavities and other hidden areas using a boroscope may be needed. Moisture meters may also be used to measure moisture in drywall and woods that may have gotten wet from a hidden leak pipe or water infiltration problem.
Note: Air testing for hidden mold is one of the best methods used for detection of hidden mold. Our air quality testing method is used to locate and identify the presence of toxic molds, fungi, and pathogenic bacteria, the samples are sent to a AIHA EMLAP Lab. Mold testing samples will then be taken and are each encoded with a unique number on a chain of custody form for later test result confirmation.
Is it toxic? Air testing and direct sample cultures are sent out to a certified AIHA EMLAP Licensed laboratory, certified to analyze viable and non-viable fungi cultures. Mold testing air samples are analyzed for the presence of over 18 different types of molds. If a risk is identified, a mold abatement plan is then discussed with the client. DCM Mold Inspection Co. will provide the client with a fully understandable summary of the entire inspection including interpretation of laboratory results.
A full comprehensive report is forwarded to the client with recommendations from the Indoor Environmental Professional backed up by a fully accredited laboratory with explanations and recommendations for abatement plans and methods.