A complete mold inspection performed by Pinpoint includes a comprehensive evaluation of the visible and accessible areas of the structure for evidence of mold growth – staining, discoloration, and suspected growth.
The inspection also includes an evaluation of the home for “red flags.” Red flags are conditions favorable for mold growth. They include, but are not limited to, active water leaks, moisture penetration, inadequate ventilation, high relative humidity conditions, insufficient insulation, condensation conditions and improper evacuation vents. Some of these conditions are readily observable to the trained eye, other conditions
require the use of testing equipment designed to assist the microbial investigator.
A testing protocol is developed once the visual inspection is completed to collect additional data that will help the inspector determine the status of the fungal ecology in the home. Surface and/or bulk samples may be taken to determine if mold growth is present and to determine the type of mold that is growth (which can help investigators identify why the mold is present). Mold spore trap air samples may be taken to determine if any visible mold growth or potential hidden mold growth is impacting the indoor air quality.
A comprehensive report will be delivered which documents the conditions at the time of the inspection, reviews and interprets all test results and provides further advice regarding mold remediation/clean-up. Our reports also identify the underlying cause of any mold growth, so that these variables can be eliminated or mitigated to the extent possible to reduce the risk of future indoor mold growth.