Major Topics of this Article Include
Mold Inspection Standards
Purpose of a Mold Inspection
Types of Mold Inspections
Cost of Mold Inspections
Mold Inspection Standards are based on industry standards defined by The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification.
Additionally, there are at least 5 additional standards used in co-relation to the IICRC standard:
Mold Inspection Restrictions
The results of mold inspections are representative of conditions existing at the exact time and location of where samples were taken only. Therefore, inspectors can not rely on mold inspection reports to represent conditions at any other location or date.
Testing may be required for asbestos, lead paint, and other environmental hazards prior to remediation. The presence of such materials take precedence over mold remediation. Removing regulated materials must be conducted in accordance with federal, state, provincial, local laws, regulations and specific remediation protocols.
The Goal of a Mold Inspection
Unlike a free mold estimate, a mold inspection cannot be conducted virtually and must be conducted onsite. Mold inspections include testing with analysis and a complete report. Reports include, but are not limited to mold damage documentation and remediation cost projections. Service fees include inspection and per sample charges.
Invasive inspections are more expensive than non-invasive inspections, while fees vary and start at $250. The average mold inspection requires 2-5 samples priced at $50 each. Invasive mold inspections include spaces such as attics and crawlspaces, opening walls, removing baseboards, inspecting HVAC Systems and other hard to reach areas.