Whether you’ve recently experienced flooding in your home or suspect that there’s more to the musty smell coming from your basement, it’s important to have your home inspected for mold by a professional. However, it is important to note that not all professional inspectors are the same.
Mold remediation isn’t cheap. You’ll want to ensure that it is done right and effectively. This depends a great deal on the results of the mold inspection. You should, therefore, do what you can to get the most out of the inspection.
- Do your research
Don’t underestimate the importance of finding the right contractor for the job. Investing time in checking referrals and credentials will go a long way in protecting your finances, health and property. Hire a professional with the right training, certifications and experience.
- Take the time to look for signs of mold
Mold inspectors rely a lot on the information provided by clients. This information guides the inspection. They may ask you questions such as which areas you suspect the mold infestation could be in. You should, therefore, try and identify signs of mold such as musty smells. You should also look for areas that you suspect of water damage or high moisture content. The information you provide will guide the inspectors in determining the number and location of samples.
- Clear your schedule
Mold inspection is a process that takes time. It can take mold inspectors between one and two hours to complete the inspection of an average-sized home. The investigation often involves thorough assessment of the home for signs of moisture and mold. It also involves delving into the history of the home and any problems it has had. The health of the occupants of the home will also be considered.
It is advisable to clear your schedule for the day to allow for the process to be completed. Avoid rushing the contractor. This will only result in inaccuracies that will come to haunt you in future.
What to expect after inspection
In many cases, the contractor will ask you to wait for the results of the mold testing before they can provide recommendations. Once the results of the test are obtained, the contractor can provide a solution tailored to your specific needs.
It is recommended that you have testing done after the remediation process is completed. This will assure you that the remediation was effective.
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