Part #4 in our series on mold – Assessment.
Mold assessment is the process of identifying the location and extent of the mold hazard in a structure.
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The reason for an assessment is to determine if mold is present. This is done by visually examining the premises. If mold is growing and visible this helps determine the level of remediation that is necessary.
If mold is actively growing and is visibly confirmed, sampling for specific species of mold is generally unnecessary.
Sometimes more intrusive methods are needed to assess the level of mold contamination.
This would include moving furniture, lifting and/or removing carpets, checking behind wallpaper or paneling, checking in ventilation duct work, opening and exposing wall cavities, etc.
Careful detailed visual inspection and recognition of moldy odors should be used to find problems needing correction.
Efforts should focus on areas where there are signs of liquid moisture or water vapor (humidity) or where moisture problems are suspected.
The investigation goals should be to locate indoor mold growth to determine how to correct the moisture problem and remove contamination safely and effectively.
The basic goals of any mold investigation are always twofold:
- 1)find the locations of mold growth, and
- 2)determine the sources of the moisture.
If these can be answered by simpler or more cost-effective methods, mold testing is probably not a wise use of resources.
Stay tuned for Part #5 in our series on mold – Sampling
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– IAQ – CERTIFIED MOLD REMEDIATION TECHNICIAN (CMR) – WICHITA KS, 2001
– LA STATE BOARD OF CONTRACTORS – BUSINESS LAW EXAM – BATON ROUGE LA, 2006
– LA STATE BOARD OF CONTRACTORS – MOLD REMEDIATION EXAM – BATON ROUGE LA, 2006
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– IICRC – FIRE DAMAGE RESTORATION TECHNICIAN (FSRT) DOTHAN AL, 2009
– IICRC – ODOR CONTROL TECHNICIAN (OCT) DOTHAN AL, 2009
– RESTORATION BUSINESS TRAINING – RAINBOW INTL, WACO TX, 2009
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– XACTIMATE ADVANCED TRAINING, ATLANTA GA, 2013
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