MOLD INSPECTIONS and MOLD INVESTIGATION FLORIDA

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Home Inspector with INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST HI-80 & MRSA1895

INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST COMPREHENSIVE MOLD ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION PROCESS

Our Mold Assessment and Evaluation will specifically address the environmental issues identified inside the living space related to moisture intrusion,  levels of airborne mold spores, musty odors and fungal growth. Our Chief State License Mold Assessor Mr. John M. Acaron is the principal and Operations Director of INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST responsible for conducting the Mold investigations.

 It all begins with an interview with our clients following with our facts find approach conducting a Mold screening and inspection inside the property inside living space. Instruments such as Moisture meters, Moisture detectors, Infrared Cameras, High power lumens flashlights are normally use to for the investigation. A series of sampling may be conducted such as Indoor Air Quality sampling, Bi-O-Tape Lift sampling, SWAB sampling, Bulk sampling, Cavity sampling, Dust sampling and Laboratory testing.

We also perform Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI) sampling for severed cases that will require identifying mold genus down to the DNA levels. Based of leading scientific technology, Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (MSQPCR), the ERMI has brought to light the darkness of indoor mold testing. ERMI is an objective, standardized DNA based method of testing that will identify and quantify molds.  ERMI uses the analysis of settled dust in homes and buildings to determine the concentrations of the DNA of the different species of molds.  Thirty-six species were divided into 26 species/clusters of molds associated with WDB (Group 1) and 10 common species/clusters not associated with WDB.

The purpose of a mold testing/inspection is to determine the presence of mold spores in an indoor environment. Our mold IAQ test will determine what kind of mold genus is present, the (raw count) amounts found in the air and if the number of spores found are normal for that environment or elevated. The number of IAQ samples are dependent on the  size and configuration of the building and other living area under the HVAC system.   The IAQ test will be performed in accordance to the strict guidelines and protocol established by IAC2, IAQA, EMSL, PRO-LAB and ESA organizations.

Our Final Mold Assessment report will be based on the EMLS Laboratory data results, the Science of the building/house, interview with the client and the Mold Inspection / Mold Screening as well as the age of the building.  HIUSA/IMS will compiled & analyze the data obtained to arrive to a recommendation to address the issues inside the living space. HIUSA/ IMS uses IICRC S520 (Standard and Reference for Professional Mold Remediation), IICRC S500 (Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damaged Restoration) and ASTM D-7338 (Standard Guide for Assessment of Fungal Growth in Buildings) for study references.

Mold Assessment Final Report:      

  1.             Observation made during the day/time of the Mold screening
  •              Certified Inspector visual observations
  •              Humidity readings (applicable)
  •              Temperature readings (applicable)
  •              Moisture readings (applicable)
  •              Infra-Red (FLIR - Thermal Imaging) Scanning
  •              Digital pictures (red flag areas & sample test set-up)

 

  1.             Detail test results
  •              Identification of the type of  mold/spore’s present
  •              Count of the number of spores in the air
  •              Assess whether an unusual Mold condition exist
  •              Description of the mold and any possible health effects
  •              Conclusions and Recommendations

TO SCHEDULE A MOLD INSPECTION, MOLD TESTING or MOLD ASSESSMENT VISIT US AT: INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST  or call us at: (850) 814-3889. Two offices to serve you: The Villages & Gainesville, Florida. 

 

INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST sets the standard for MOLD INSPECTOR's in The Villages, Oxford, Leesburg, Lady Lake, Wildwood, Summerfield, Micanopy, Ocala, Gainesville, Newberry, Orlando and Clermont, Florida

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