Florida Mold Inspectors

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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What Do Florida Mold Inspectors Do?

If you have observed mold growing anywhere in your home or if you suspect its presence due to an odor or to symptoms a member of your family may be experiencing, you may need the services of Florida mold inspectors. Make sure you take the time to look for an inspection company that employs accredited inspectors with several years in the industry. It may even be a good idea to check out the inspector's professional affiliations. It also makes sense to choose an inspector who will not make a profit by "finding" a mold problem at your site. That means working with an inspection company that does not do remediation.

A good mold inspector will conduct the process in several stages. First, you will usually be asked to fill out a questionnaire. Your responses will give the inspector clues as to what types of mold problems you may have. Be sure to provide as much information as you can regarding why you suspect a mold problem in your home or business. You might be surprised to find out that a thorough inspection can take several hours. It will begin with a visual inspection and will then proceed to sampling.

Florida Mold Inspectors Sampling

Because some types of mold are almost impossible to see or detect any other way, your mold inspector will generally take samples for analysis. Just about any surface in your home or business may be a good choice for sampling. The samples will be sent to a professional microbiology lab to determine whether you have mold infestation.

The final step is a report of the findings and a recommendation for remediation if a significant mold problem is discovered. In some cases, your inspection company may be able to advise you on ways you can minimize your mold problem. If, however, the infestation is significant, you might need a professional to remediate the problem. In that case, your inspector may be able to recommend a good professional.

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