A mold inspection is when a person looks for mold growth in a building. A mold inspection needs to be performed by a qualified mold inspector. Training and experience are necessary for the job.
Mold inspectors look for evidence of past or current mold growth. A mold inspector will check for any structural damage to a structure. Some types of mold growth are actually normal. They may create the appearance of a staining or blackening, but they are not harmful.
It is very important that the mold inspection look for sources of moisture. Mold growth is always associated with some source of moisture.
The main steps in mold remediation and abatement are the following:
1. Protective equipment is worn.
2. The mold spores are contained.
3. Negative pressure is set up.
4. The mold is removed
5. The mold is prevented from returning.
6. Belongings are cleaned.
7. HEPA vacuum
8. The mold is disposed of.
What is meant by negative pressure is the following: An exhaust fan is run blowing out of a window. This way, the mold spores that are stirred up during the removal process will be blown outside.