What is a Mold Assessor? What is his goal? Got Mold?


Think about a Mold Assessor as a Medical Physician. A Medical Doctor physical examination goal is to be able to determine is you are healthy or not. Do you need either treatment or you require specialized medical attention such as surgery among others from a specialized Doctor? We at INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST perform pretty much a similar role when performing a Mold Assessment on a house, Condo, Medical facilities or any commercial building.

Our Mold Assessment and Indoor 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. Mr. Acaron staff has degrees in Engineering and Chemistry with minors in Biology as well as state licensed Mold Assessors and Home Inspectors with vast experiences in residential design and construction.

It all begins with an interview with our clients following with our facts finding approach conducting a Mold screening and a Mold inspection inside the property inside living space. Instruments such as Moisture meters, Moisture detectors, Infrared Cameras, High power lumens flashlights are normally used for the investigation. A series of samples 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. The number of IAQ samples are dependent on the size and configuration of the building and other living area under the HVAC system. The average number of IAQ air samples ranges from 5 to 8 on an average home or office. It is important to have enough data point to be able to professionally ascertain what is going on inside the living space. Taking less than the required number of samples can jeopardize the end analyses results, giving misleading information.

The purpose of 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 with the strict guidelines and protocol established by IAC2, IAQA, EMSL, PRO-LAB and ESA organizations.

Our Final Mold Assessment and Mold Inspection report will be based on the AEML 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 compile & analyze the data obtained to arrive at 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:
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)
Count of the number of spores in the air 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

Any question regarding Mold Inspections, Mold Assessments and or PRVs or to schedule an appointment call 352-633-3591 or visit us at: www.INDOORMICROBIALSPECIALIST.com or www.HOMEINSPECTORUSA.biz

MOLD INSPECTIONS & MOLD TESTING. Two offices to serve you: The Villages & Gainesville, Florida. We service from Orange County to Alachua County Florida and everything in between. (The Villages, Leesburg, Wildwood, Ocala, Gainesville, Newberry, Mount Dora, Clermont, Orlando, Eustis, Micanopy), among other cities.









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Comments (2)

June Piper-Brandon
Coldwell Banker Realty - Columbia, MD
Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership

There are so many different kinds of mold and not all are bad, some are necessary in our environment.  However, the bad ones are so bad that they can cause deep neurological issues.  This is great information

Jul 21, 2022 07:56 AM
John M. Acaron, CMI, MRSA
Master Mold Inspector & Chief Mold Assessor

Thanks for your feedback!

Jul 21, 2022 08:04 AM