Mold Inspections and mold investigations should be customized for each project, ranging from preliminary walk-throughs to comprehensive Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) investigations. Mold inspections or mold investigations often include: occupant surveys, moisture testing, photographic documentation, invasive inspections of concealed building cavities, microbial sampling & analysis, and environmental monitoring of indoor air quality (i.e. carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, temperature, and relative humidity).
Mold inspections or mold investigations can include written reports that are designed for issues requiring documentation. They usually include inspection summaries, photographic documentation, moisture survey results & interpretations, microbial sampling, environmental monitoring results, risk assessments, and remediation guidance or plan.
Proper mold inspections should focus on knowing the cause and extent of mold contamination and the risks to people and property. They should also determine appropriate remediation strategies. Mold inspections and any reports should be consistent with the industry guidelines. Some of the guidelines are from the following organizations: American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Health Canada, the New York City Department of Health, and the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC).