Glisson Inspection Services Inc.

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Mold Surveying & Sampling

Glisson Inspection Services Inc. has been certified by International Training Associates in the field of Mold Inspection and Mold Sampling.

Mold Inspection Process:

Visual Inspection
Air Sampling
Swab Sampling
Recommendations and Laboratory Results
Clearance Testing

Visual Inspection:

A visual inspection is the first step in identifying possible contamination problems. This inspection will help to identify any visible water leaks, or moisture stains throughout the accessible areas of the home. A mold sample will be recommended if there is any noticeable mold growth, musty odors, visible water damage or stains, poorly maintained HVAC systems or construction defects. By combining a visual inspection with the recommended sampling, the inspector can help identify the hidden source of mold, allergens and indoor pollutants.

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Air Sampling:

The purpose of air sampling is to identify the type and amount of airborne contamination in the building. Air sampling may be recommended if during the visual inspection the inspector identifies any number of red flags in the building. These red flags may be identified as occupant health hazards, visual mold, musty odors, visible water intrusion etc. When air sampling is performed, both the indoor air and the outdoor air are tested. The air samples are then sent to a laboratory for professional evaluation. Glisson Inspection Services Inc. has been certified by ITA (International Training Associates) in the field of Mold Inspection and Mold Sampling.

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Swab Sampling:

Swab samples are collected from areas that have visible mold growth on a particular surface. The inspector collects a small sample of the moldy area by wiping a sterile swab over the contaminated area. This type of sampling is used to identify specific mold types.

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Recommendations and Laboratory Results:

Once the visual inspection is complete and the inspector has taken the recommended sampling the laboratory will determine level and type of contamination. The owners can then make an informed decision as to how to proceed with remediation and clean up.

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Remediation should not begin until the problem that caused the mold condition has been fixed. After the source problem has been completed it the remediation and cleanup should be conducted by a properly licensed mold abatement specialist.

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Clearance Testing:

After the mold has been identified and cleaned up it is very important to conduct a clearance test. This final testing procedure provides confirmation that the project has been satisfactorily remediate and that the contamination has not spread to other areas of the building.

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