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Hoffman Estates, Illinois 
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Descriptions of Mold Inspections

Mold has a long history but the methods of detecting and treating it has changed over the past few millennia.

Screen | Limited | Survey | Clearance | Post Cleaning

Mold Screen Inspection (helps determine if a problem exists)

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  • Entire property or special concern areas of property (client defined)
  • Visual Inspection of readily accessible areas in the entire property or area of special concern
  • Collection of a minimum of 3 samples
  • If the visual inspection identifies "red flags" in a multiple areas, the Client will be advised and offered the opportunity to have samples collected in any and all identified areas
  • Collection of additional samples in all "red flag" areas (at option of client)
  • Analysis of samples
  • Laboratory Report detailing the presence and type(s) of mold, if any, found in the samples
  • Laboratory Summary Report possibly identifying if any "unusual" mold conditions exist in the sampled locations only, at the time they were collected.

Does Not Provide:

  • A guarantee that mold does or does not exist in the subject property
  • Remediation specifications of identified mold affected areas. The advice of an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Specialist or other appropriate professional should be sought for further directions on how to address any mold problems discovered.

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Limited Sampling Inspection (helps determine if a problem exists)

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  • Client defined area of inspection
  • Visual inspection of defined area
  • Collection of one or more samples in defined area only (usually predicated by visible mold, odors and or evidence of water penetration)
  • Analysis of samples
  • Laboratory Report detailing the presence and type(s) of mold, if any, found in the samples
  • Laboratory Summary Report identifying if any "unusual" mold conditions exist in the sampled locations only, at the time they were collected

Does Not Provide:

  • A guarantee that mold does or does not exist in the subject property
  • Remediation specifications of identified mold affected areas. The advice of an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Specialist or other appropriate professional should be sought for further directions on how to address any mold problems discovered.

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Mold Survey Inspection (identifies problem and solution)

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  • Provides a comprehensive mold assessment of the entire property
  • Includes a visual assessment of the readily accessible areas of the entire property for the presence of "red flags"
  • Sampling is conducted in all "red flag" areas
  • Home owner Questionnaire
  • Digital photographs of all affected areas
  • Field Assessment Forms are completed
  • Room by room documentation
  • Includes a diagram of the entire property
  • Analysis of samples
  • Laboratory Report detailing the presence and type(s) of mold, if any, found in the samples
  • Health and EPA guidelines
  • Cause & Origin

Does Not Provide:

  • Any professional opinion concerning conditions and/or areas that were inaccessible at the time of the Mold Survey Inspection
  • A guarantee that the subject property is "Mold Free" or that conditions may not change in the future

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Clearance Testing Inspection (determines success or failure of remediation/cleaning)

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  • Determines success or failure of mold remediation efforts in sampled areas
  • Is conducted in contained areas
  • Includes visual inspection for mold or settled dust and or debris
  • Collection of a minimum of 2 air samples in each contained area
  • Collection of 1 outdoor air reference sample
  • Analysis of samples
  • Laboratory Report detailing the presence and type(s) of mold, if any, found in the samples
  • A written report stating whether the remediation efforts pass or fail clearance

Does Not Provide:

  • Any professional opinion concerning conditions and/or areas that were not sampled at the time of the Mold Clearance Test
  • A guarantee that the subject property is "Mold Free" or that conditions may not change in the future

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Post Cleaning Inspection (determines success or failure of remediation/cleaning)

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  • Determines success or failure of mold remediation efforts in sampled areas
  • Is conducted in specified areas
  • Includes visual inspection for mold or settled dust and or debris
  • Collection of a minimum of 2 air samples in each contained area
  • Collection of 1 outdoor air reference sample
  • Analysis of samples
  • Laboratory Report detailing the presence and type(s) of mold, if any, found in the samples
  • A written report stating whether the remediation efforts pass or fail clearance

Does Not Provide:

  • Any professional opinion concerning conditions and/or areas that were not sampled at the time of the Mold Clearance Test
  • A guarantee that the subject property is "Mold Free" or that conditions may not change in the future

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View a few photos of some Mold Inspections

 

  
 
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