A Non-Invasive Inspection includes only non-damaging methods. We use Thermal Imaging to hone in on potential areas of concern. We use Moisture meters to confirm elevated or non-elevated moisture content on materials of concern. We then take Ecology samples in the form of Air testing, Swab (Direct sample) or tape lifts. These get sent to a State Accredited Lab Where the samples are examined under microscopes to determine the specific types of mold in your residence. Then based on our findings we write a comprehensive report with picture documentation and step by step guidelines for best practices on how to perform an effected remediation.
An Invasive inspection includes all aspects of a Non- Invasive inspection such as thermal imaging, Moisture Detection, Psychrometric Readings and ecology sampling. However, it takes it a step further. With permission from materially interested parties, we take a more aggressive approach such as removing baseboards or creating small incisions in walls or ceilings to find the edges of the damaged material. This can help us establish a more comprehensive Mold Remediation Plan with less surprises in the process.
PRV (Post-Remediation Verification) Inspection
A Post Remediation Verification Inspection is performed when remediation has been completed. Because Mold spores are invisible to the naked eye, It is impossible to determine if the air quality has been restored to normal ecology levels unless you take air samples. This inspection also includes moisture readings, Thermal imaging and Psychrometric readings to ensure the environment is not conducive to further growth. Lastly we perform a physical examination checking remaining material to ensure that it has been properly remediated and restored back to IICRC standard and definition of condition 1.