Inspection & Testing Protocol

A detailed mold inspection consists of the following procedures:

    • In-depth exterior inspection of the property. This will identify possible moisture intrusion sources. (Roof, foundation, gutters & downspouts, windows, etc.)
    • Interior visual inspection beginning in the lowest level and working up floor by floor. The inspector will record temperature and Relative Humidity with the use of a Hygrometer in each area.
    • Use of a moisture detector to take readings on interior walls to locate moisture intrusion. Inspector will record variances. If mold is suspected in wall or ceiling cavities, the use of a fiber optic borescope may be needed. A pencil size hole will be left as a result of this procedure.
    • In residential properties special attention will be paid to the attic or crawl space cavity underneath the roof system. Inspector will determine if the area is over insulated or if a bathroom vent is exhausted into this area.
    • Swab tests will be taken in areas of suspected contamination and sent to an independent third party accredited laboratory to determine if microbial growth is present.
    • Air samples will be taken in areas of suspected contamination and sent to an independent third party accredited laboratory to determine if microbial growth is present, types of mold present and the number of Colony Forming Units per cubic meter of air (CFU’s/Cubic Meter). MicroZyme™ can then determine if the indoor air contains elevated levels of mold spores.
  • A detailed report will be written. This report will explain the findings and lab results. The report will include information on the type of mold that was found, property construction defects, potential or existing moisture problems and if elevated counts are detected a remediation plan.

Clearance Testing

MicroZyme performs clearance mold testing for large developers, builders, contractors, and homeowners, etc. Clearance testing ensures that mold and moisture levels of properties are acceptable. Clearance testing provided certified laboratory documentation and assists in preventing litigation in the future.