Mold Inspection Services
At INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST (IMS), we use advanced protocols, and work along with nationally accredited laboratories for testing. IMS Mold Inspectors uses the aforementioned items to ensure that your concerns with mold issues and the indoor air quality in your home, workplace, or building are properly addressed. The average individual inhales about 10 cubic meters of air each day, roughly the volume of the inside of an elevator. Because people typically spend so much time indoors, poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can greatly affect individuals and, more broadly, public health and national productivity.
In order to develop effective and achievable solutions to mold issues, it is imperative to have a clear understanding of building science, mechanical operations, and building envelope systems. This is where the extensive skill and mold expertise of IMS comes into play. Under normal conditions, mold is only a symptom of a much larger problem; mold usually does not occur without a water source or mechanical failure in the balance of your building. Because of this, waterproofing knowledge is essential in diagnosing and preventing mold issues.
It is crucial that you act quickly when you become aware of a mold problem in your building. A timely response will help to minimize any flow-on effects such as increase in toxicity and damage to surfaces. IMS understands that time is of the essence in diagnosing and addressing your toxic mold problem. You can rely upon us to respond promptly to your call for help and quickly develop solutions to remediate your mold problems and keep them from coming back.
IMS Mold Inspectors uses Infrared thermography commonly called infrared imaging or thermal imaging. In conjunction with our thermal imager, we use a TRAMEX Encounter moisture meters, IR Thermometer, FLIR Infrared camera and Moisture detector among other instruments to identify conditions with water intrusion or high levels of moisture. Our team will provide an in-depth report of the findings, as well as advice on how to best address them. Our Mold Inspectors are committed to providing efficient and professional mold services, so that you can feel confident in the safety of your home or workplace. Our mold Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Testing / Mold Sampling, and comprehensive Mold Assessment is perfect for residential, commercial properties, medical facilities, and Government (Federal & State) who wish to seek out any harmful presence of mold. Our comprehensive Mold Assessment is developed to address the issues and provide conclusions and recommendations to get rid of mold contamination.
Unchecked mold indoors can damage the structure of a home, cause wood rot, and ruin drywall. Most importantly, mold can cause health problems. A professional mold test starts with a interview with the client following it up with a thorough inspection of your property. We will investigate any signs of past or present water intrusion, which can promote mold growth, and We will take IAQ samples throughout the property and test of any suspected area (SWAB or Bi-O-Tape) and we will take the samples and send to our professional mold laboratory for laboratory analysis.
SINGLE AND MULTI-FAMILY MOLD INSPECTIONS:
A Multi-Unit Inspection is an inspection of a property that has two to four units. It is much like a regular home inspection, because every item in each unit is inspected. Having each unit inspected is very important because each unit can have unique problems.
COMMERCIAL, AND LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY MOLD INSPECTIONS:
A commercial building mold inspection is meant to identify the current condition of the property IAQ as well as the cost that must be paid to make any of the necessary mold remediation and repairs. ... Everything from the interior of the building to the ventilation and air conditioning system will be checked during a residential and commercial building mold inspection / mold assessment.
NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION & COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION:
Are you building a new home? I’ll come out during different phases of the construction process to make sure your project is being executed according to your specs and no issues with water damage or mold has been developed . I can verify that scheduled work has been completed before you make a payment to your contractor. I’ll also come out prior to project completion to help you and your general contractor devise a punch list of remaining mold issue items. This is not a code-compliance inspection for your contractor, but a New Construction Mold Inspection for you.
MEDICAL FACILITIES (OFFICES, CLINICS & HOSPITALS:
Commercial Mold inspection services for medical facilities, including offices, clinics, and hospitals, typically involve a third-party service provider conducting an independent assessment of the facility's operations, processes, and procedures. The inspection may cover a range of areas, including but not limited to, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, safety and health standards, infection control protocols, emergency preparedness, and medical equipment maintenance. The scope of the mold inspection will depend on the specific needs and requirements of the medical facility and may vary from a comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of its operations to a specific area of focus.
The service provider will typically use various methods and tools to conduct the mold inspection, such as interviews with staff, document reviews, and physical inspections of facilities and equipment. The service provider will also provide detailed reports of their findings, including any areas of non-compliance or opportunities for improvement, as well as recommendations for addressing any identified mold issues.
GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL & STATE)
The mold inspection may cover a range of areas, including but not limited to, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, operational efficiency, risk management, and financial performance. The scope of the mold inspection will depend on the specific needs and requirements of the government entity and may vary from a comprehensive mold evaluation of all aspects of its operations to a specific area of focus.
The service provider will typically use various methods and tools to conduct the inspection, such as interviews with staff, document reviews, and physical inspections of facilities and equipment. The service provider will also provide detailed reports of their findings, including any areas of non-compliance or opportunities for improvement, as well as recommendations for addressing any identified mold issues.
Military installations are highly secure facilities that are often used for national defense and other sensitive operations. Commercial mold inspection of military installations typically involves a third-party service provider conducting an independent mold assessment of the facility to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and standards.
The mold service provider will typically inspect various aspects of the military installation, including its physical security measures, operational procedures, and other critical areas.
CONDOMINIUM MOLD INSPECTIONS:
Our Condominium Mold Inspections provide a comprehensive, commercial-grade inspection of your condo's interior and exterior for mold. Our experienced mold inspectors use advanced technology to thoroughly assess your condo and identify any potential mold growth. Our mold assessment and inspection report will provide you with an accurate evaluation of the condition of your condo relative to the indoor air quality, helping you to make informed decisions about any potential mold issues. We are committed to providing the highest quality service in the industry and will work with you to ensure your condo is safe and healthy for your clients.
EXPERT WITNESS (COURT CASES)
Commercial inspection and Residential mold inspection services for expert witness testimony in court cases typically involve a third-party service provider who has specialized knowledge, experience, and expertise in a specific field, such as engineering, construction, or environmental science.
The mold expert witness will typically conduct an independent evaluation and analysis of the case and provide an unbiased opinion based on their specialized knowledge and expertise. They may also review relevant documents and evidence related to the case and provide a detailed report of their findings. The expert witness may be called upon to provide testimony in court, where they will present their findings and opinions to a judge or jury. Their testimony is intended to provide guidance and insight into complex technical matters related to the case, and help the court reach a fair and informed decision.
MOLD INSPECTIONS & SURVEY:
The mold inspection may include a visual assessment of the building and air quality testing to determine if there are elevated levels of mold spores in the air. The service provider will typically use specialized equipment, such as moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras, to identify potential sources of moisture that may be contributing to mold growth. The service provider will also provide a detailed report of their findings, including any areas of mold growth, potential causes, and recommendations for remediation. The report will also include information on any potential health risks associated with the mold growth and recommended steps for addressing those risks.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY TESTING:
In indoor air Quality Measurement process mainly temperature, humidity and airflow (HVAC) are the comfort parameters. For proper Radon, CO2, Mold, Harmful Chemicals, Dust (Respirable suspended particulate matter RSPM – PM10 and PM2. 5), Volatile organic compounds (VOC) and Ozone needs to be monitor.
MOLD ASSESSMENTS & ALLERGENS TESTING:
The inspection may involve a visual assessment of the building and air quality testing to determine the levels of mold spores and allergens in the air. The service provider may use specialized equipment, such as air samplers, to collect samples from various areas of the building and analyze them in a laboratory. The service provider will also provide a detailed report of their findings, including any areas of mold growth or allergen presence, potential causes, and recommendations for remediation. The report will also include information on any potential health risks associated with the mold growth or allergen presence and recommended steps for addressing those risks.
MOLD and Water Quality (FHA) Testing:
Our professional Environmental (Mold Inspection and Mold Testing) Services may Include:
Organic Microbial (Mold & Allergens) Screening & Testing
Comprehensive Mold Assessments
Screening Indoor Air Quality Testing (Mold)
Infra-Red Thermal Imaging Testing
Organic Microbial Photo Protocol
Mold Remediation Protocols
Post Remediation Verification Clearance Testing
Water Quality Testing (FHA)
Bulk, Bi-O-Tape, Air Sampling
Baseline Mold Survey
Project Mold Monitoring
Health Complain Investigations
Moisture Investigation & Testing
Fire Investigations & Survey (Char, Soot & Ash)
Toxic mold can be inside walls, under tubs, behind appliances etc. and you may not be able to see it. Take the threat of Toxic Black Mold seriously, but remember that Mold can be eliminated in a short period of time and life can and will go on as normal!
ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING:
Commercial inspection services for engineering and environmental consulting typically involve a third-party service provider with specialized knowledge, experience, and expertise in engineering and environmental science. These services are designed to help commercial property owners and managers identify and address potential risks related to environmental and engineering issues.
The service provider may conduct an assessment of the building to identify any potential issues related to structural integrity, environmental hazards, and other engineering concerns. The service provider may also review documentation related to the building, such as building plans and permits, to ensure compliance with local and state regulations. The service provider will provide a detailed report of their findings, including any potential issues, recommended solutions, and estimated costs for remediation. The report may also include information on regulatory compliance and potential liability issues.
ERMI TESTING & EVALUATIONS:
ERMI (Environmental Relative Moldiness Index) testing is a specialized testing method that provides a comprehensive analysis of a building's mold levels and potential health risks. The service provider may use specialized equipment, such as air samplers, to collect samples from various areas of the building and analyze them in a laboratory.
The service provider will provide a detailed report of their findings, including the ERMI score, which provides a measure of the building's relative moldiness, potential health risks associated with mold exposure, and recommended steps for remediation. The report may also include information on other potential environmental hazards, such as allergens and toxins.
FIRE INVESTIGATIONS & SURVEY (CHAR,SOOT & ASH)
The service provider will conduct a visual inspection of the building and use specialized equipment to identify areas of damage and potential hazards, such as char, soot, and ash. The service provider will also assess the structural integrity of the building to determine if it is safe for occupancy.
The service provider will provide a detailed report of their findings, including the extent of damage, potential hazards, and recommended steps for remediation. The report may also include information on regulatory compliance and potential liability issues.