Our first step in determining if there is a problem in your home is our full home mold inspection. All inspections are performed by the owner of Dog Gone Mold, who is a certified mold inspector and an expert in the field. Our inspector uses all of the most current methods and practices to determine if you have a legitimate mold issue that needs to be addressed.
Our inspector will thoroughly examine your home from the lowest level, (crawl space or basement), to the highest level, (attic), both inside and out, taking photos of any problem areas along the way. We are there to not only find the mold problem, but to find the root of the problem so once it’s remediated, the mold won’t come back. That means finding the moisture sources that are likely why you have mold growth in your home to begin with.
Once the mold inspection is complete, our certified mold inspector puts together a detailed report for our client. This report contains all of the photos taken, noted visible fungi growth, potential moisture sources, and a bid for remediation if professional treatment is needed. Included with our bid is a detailed scope of work, as well as all EPA guidelines that our certified company follows, explaining the crucial steps and safety measures that will be taken during the remediation process.
Our certified mold inspector is also trained to collect mold samples as well, if deemed necessary, or upon client’s request and can do them at the time of the inspection. Swab samples of suspected mold growth can be taken to determine what type of mold you have been exposed to. Often times, sampling is necessary when insurance companies, rental property owners, and/or government funded projects are involved, or when a health professional needs to know what you have been exposed to. All samples are mailed off and analyzed by our AIHA certified lab.