At MoldXpertsNY, we’re proud to be your source for professional mold assessments in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Manhattan, and surrounding areas. Specializing in mold detection services since 2004, we use our intensive expertise to provide local residents and business owners with personalized service, thorough inspections, and accurate results.
Before you book us for your mold assessment, here’s what you need to know about this important service.
Why You Need a Mold Assessment
Persistent mold problems can have serious consequences for your personal health as well as your property’s structural condition. That means you want to address any existing mold issues in your home or business ASAP.
However, before you can remediate a mold problem, New York State requires an independent, licensed mold assessor to perform an inspection. By having a qualified mold assessor determine the extent of your mold problem prior to hiring a mold remediation contractor, you’ll avoid a potential conflict of interest (because a mold remediation contractor might be tempted to exaggerate the existing problem in order to get you on the hook for a bigger job than is necessary).
You can trust MoldXpertsNY to provide an objective assessment and report of your mold problem that you can confidently submit to your remediation contractor for optimal results.
What Happens During a Mold Assessment
In our mold assessment, we’ll first do a visual inspection and check for physical signs of mold growth in your home or business. The most common structural signs of a mold problem at your property are:
- Musty odor — Not all molds produce an odor, but if there’s a persistent musty smell in your building, then you likely have a mold problem (or, at the very least, a moisture problem).
- Visible mold growth — There are several species of mold, and they all appear differently. Some molds grow in white, fluffy strands, some in small, black spots. Still others may be gray, brown, or green.
- Stains and/or discoloration — If your property has water stains or discoloration on ceilings, walls, or floors, then you’re looking at a long-term moisture problem. Unfortunately, moisture problems usually lead to mold problems when left unchecked.
- Water collection — Whether it’s caused by a hidden pipe leak or excess condensation on a window, pools of water can become a breeding ground for mold.
- Recent flood damage — If your basement or building was ever flooded or suffered from extensive water damage, odds are that mold is now present within those affected structures.
In addition to the visual inspection and leak detection, we’ll also take surface samples and air samples which will then be analyzed by an independent lab.
Once we get the results back, we’ll provide you with a detailed, written report of our findings. In this report, we’ll include our determination of your mold problem’s source, as well as what will be required for effective remediation.
Finally, we’ll also perform a clearance inspection after your remediation contractor has completed their work. This is essentially a quality assurance practice to verify that the remediator did indeed decontaminate your property and eradicate airborne mold spores.
So, when you want to put your mold issues to bed once and for all, contacting MoldXpertsNY should be your first move. Call or email us today!