Our Visual Mold Inspection Service
A thorough visual inspection is the first measure in our mold inspection process which a certified Katy mold inspector from AWA Environmental will perform. A visual inspection is a frequent method utilized by mold inspectors to find out whether there is presence of mold. AWA Environment enjoys to meet with the homeowner at the start of the visual inspection to ask routine questions to help direct our review. The property owner can share if they are discovering something in the house like yellow walls or black stains. This means there’s a high chance that there is mold. Even when you’re not seeing any mold in the house, but you’re coughing, having asthmatic episodes or allergic reactions, then you could be suffering from symptoms of mold.
Our Moisture Meter Reading Service
Moisture meters are one of the chief tools used by accredited Katy mold inspectors to ascertain mold development. The EPA has said,”there is not any practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; how to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.” AWA Environmental uses exceptionally calibrated moisture equipment to find if any areas inside the building are registering higher than normal mold counts. We carry the water content studying then add the dew point and humidity reading as to get you the most accurate moisture reading.
If the conditions are perfect, mold may grow very fast. To be able to stop mold growth, we have to ascertain the spots that provide mold the perfect conditions to develop. A moisture meter makes it possible for a mold inspector to have a moisture study to discover areas where mold can grow. The capacity to find moisture in walls and flooring is very valuable in locating where mold dangers could be present. To be able to get rid of mold, a comprehensive mold inspection by a certified mold inspector is essential.
Our Air Sampling Service
AWA Environmental takes air samples for two major reasons, the mold isn’t visible to the naked eye and the types of mold present are seen through laboratory testing. Every air tape has a glass slide inside that traps mold spores, we then send that cassette off to a lab to be examined and quantified to the number of spores and differentiation to what kind of spores are found. We always take one sample outside as a control baseline. The mold air sample evaluation can help in providing the severity of the property’s mold problem, in addition to the sum of exposure to the individuals inhabiting the house. After remediation (mold removal), new air samples are required to make sure that all the mold was removed.
Our Surface Mold Sampling Service
AWA Environmental’s certified mold inspector sometimes takes a surface sample by means of a swab or a tacky tape, this can be done when an unknown growth is found and has to be evaluated for which kind of mold it is. Surface mold sampling utilizing a “tape-lift” method or swab can ascertain what molds are growing on a surface. During the comprehensive visual inspection our certified mold inspector should be able to visually identify that mold is growing at the property. A mold sample may not really be needed to determine that it is mold. However, a lab confirmation may be necessary for an insurance claim or lawsuit.
Our Bulk Mold Sample Service
The certified mold inspectors at AWA Environmental can also utilize mass sampling to help identify the existence of mold. Bulk sampling is a mold test that requires the inspector to get rid of a piece of suspected mold contaminated substance, such as carpeting, sheetrock or wood, and then sending that substance to the laboratory to be analyzed. The laboratory will be able to determine the genus and species of the mold within the bulk sample.
Early Detection of Mold is Key
Having a certified mold inspector take a moisture reading is one of the best ways to pinpoint the areas at a property that are ideal for mold growth. Being able to know where these areas are can assist property owners avoid the need of costly renovations and repairs later on as the mold spreads.
The Katy certified mold inspectors from AWA Environmental detect mold through mold inspections that provide the precise scale and seriousness of moisture, which may produce ideal spaces for mold development. Having the ability to measure and stabilize the place of moisture enables the property owner the ability to get rid of mold. Getting proactive and using a certified Katy mold inspector for in early mold detection is key.
Why Hire AWA Mold Inspection?
There are other options for mold testing such as using DIY kits. However, the results of the kits may not be reliable due to the possibility of poor handling and sampling. Our Katy mold inspectors are skilled and know where to sample. They also have access to professional equipment that not only indicates the presence of mold but also its type, how severe it is, and identify the source of the mold.
If you are in the Katy area and are looking for a certified Katy mold inspection and testing company then contact AWA Environtmental to schedule an appointment.
Not All Mold Inspection Companies are Created Equal
At AWA our mold inspectors pride themselves on being the best in the business. That is why we require our inspectors to have both and IAC2 certification from the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants and Licensed through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Rest assured, you are receiving the absolute best in Katy when it comes to mold inspection and testing. To learn more about the our certifications visit the websites below.