Mold & Indoor Air Quality Inspections

Mold & Indoor Air Quality Inspections

AETS inspectors are trained and certified to perform a variety of indoor air quality investigations, including mold assessments, moisture assessments and post cleaning verifications

A good Indoor Air Quality investigation starts with a plan:  When you call to discuss the issue to be investigated, we will ask you several questions, such as: Was there a specific water event or leak?  Did a home inspector identify what appeared to be mold? Is there an odor or smell?  Where and when is it most apparent?  The answers to these and other questions help during a walk-through inspection.  Based on the information gathered through questions and the walk through, we will take some indicator measurements, such as moisture content, relative humidity and photographic evidence.  Lastly, we may take diagnostic measurements, such as air samples or tape lifts to determine the nature and extent of the suspected growth.  We then report our findings in to you listing our observations, data and conclusions to provide you with a clear picture of the problem to be solved.

Mold Growth on Attic Sheathing

Stained / Warped Boards

Moisture Readings on Components

Mold on Sheetrock

Any amount of mold can be dangerous.  No two individuals are affected by mold in the exact same way.  We can determine what the source is and suggest remedies for correcting it.  Next, we help identify remediation strategies based on the components affected and extent of the damage.  If professional remediation contractors are hired to correct the problem and clean the affected areas, we can do independent Post Remediation Verification to ensure the job was done properly.

Before

After

Some indoor air quality issues are NOT mold problems, but may be allergens, gasses, insects, chemicals stored improperly or any number of sources.  We are trained to identify these as well.

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