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Mold Testing - Inspection - Sampling

genispec mold inspectionThis type of assessment is commonly required by cities’ and local municipalities’ building departments. It can also revoke the occupancy permit until remediation is completed and the property is safe for use. You may also be required to provide such assessments to satisfy other regulatory bodies, health and safety organisations such as the CSST, insurance companies, or lenders. That is why our professional and accurate mold inspections are critical for home and businesses where you suspect a possible mold problem.
 
Damage to a building typically associated with excessive mold is usually due to extensive, long-term exposure to high humidity levels, light, and high temperatures. Roof leaks, foundation issues, poor site drainage, or leaky plumbing can start small but quickly create major problems. Some building systems, in particular, the electrical and ventilation systems can also be affected by exposure to such an environment. A proper mold inspection performed by our Engineers at Genispec will help in identifying the source and the extent of any moisture or mold issues.

 

The assessement of these environmental conditions are based on the following major items:

 

  • Visual Inspection of the building for evidence of moisture intrusion and visible signs of mold growth.
  • Destructive testing of concealed building elements such as removing carpeting or flooring and cutting holes in walls/ceilings and ventilation ducts to inspect the insulation materials and to detect signs of hidden mold.
  • Tape lift, swab and bulk sampling for source identification.
  • Air quality testing to determine the concentration of different types of bacteria and other hazardous biological and chemical substances associated with fungal and health issues, spore types and level of contamination within specific areas of the building.
  • Inspection of the structural components of the building that may have been affected by the humidity to determine if there are any damages that have compromised its structural integrity.
  • Recommendations for remedies in order to restore the property to safe use and to comply with the guidelines and other legal requirements.
  • Laboratory Testing to determine mold spore counts and species.
  • A full written report, which includes a description of the property and the affected areas, the findings, laboratory results, photograph documentation, and recommendations for remediation. Post-remediation work assessment may be required, depending on the extent of damage of the preliminary findings.
  • All inspections and reports are performed and written by Engineers.
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