The Guide to Commercial Mold Inspection for Facilities Management
As a facilities manager, you are responsible for many systems within your buildings, some complex and some not so. Of course, you’re also responsible for keeping the roof from leaking, the pipes from clogging and deal with all the complaints of it’s too hot, or it’s too cold. Indoor air quality is also a concern and sometimes you just don’t know what to do, if anything. The musty odor complaint is one you hate to hear as it’s one of the hardest issues to deal with. That is why so many facilities managers turn to commercial mold inspection to make sure their indoor air quality is not affecting their staff or tenants. Keeping the fungal ecology (mold) inside the building about the same as the outdoors mold is of utmost importance.
Mold can be at the least an annoyance for some commercial business owners and it can be very serious when dealing with medical centers, and other work environments with lots of square footage to look after. The size of the building, its age, and the climate can all contribute to conditions needed for mold growth, which can become dangerous if left untreated. That is why Advanced Mold Diagnostics (AMD) is proud to provide the best commercial mold inspection for facilities managers like you. If you think mold remediation services might be what your business needs, read below to discover some frequently-asked-questions about exactly what you can expect from AMD.
Mold can be a big problem for commercial business owners, medical facilities, and anyplace that has employees with weakened immune systems. The size of the building, its age, and the climate can all contribute to mold growth, which can become dangerous if left untreated. That is why Advanced Mold Diagnostics (AMD) is proud to provide the best commercial mold inspection for facilities managers like yourself. If you think mold remediation services might be what your business needs, read below to discover some frequently-asked-questions about exactly what you can expect from AMD.
Frequently Asked Questions about AMD’s Commercial Mold Inspection
How does the mold inspection process work? When the AMD representative arrives, they will go over a comprehensive packet of information with you about mold and the mold inspection process. This packet contains a lot of important information on the problem of mold, including mold growth conditions, how to prevent mold growth, and safety information. This information can then be given to your employees to educate them. The representative will then gather background information about your building, the construction, and all related water incidents, etc. so that we know what we are dealing with. Next, the representative will use the equipment they brought to conduct a battery of tests and samples both inside and outside the property, guided by the information you provided, to find the problem areas and assess the situation.
What do you test for/how do you test? Each commercial mold inspection is different, and each one requires a different approach, but most inspections typically include:
- Thermal imaging in the interior and sometimes the exterior of the space to identify mold growth
- Grading and landscape assessment to identify water flow
- Sealant and joint inspection for possible water entry points
- Gutters, downspouts, and drainage assessment
- Type and construction of exterior cladding, especially stucco
- Roof/attic inspection, specifically concerned with ventilation
What happens to the samples? After our extensive inspection, Advanced Mold Diagnostics sends all the samples we take, both indoor and outdoor, to a third-party laboratory for testing. We send those results straight to you for review. This step is important to AMD because we want you to have the information you need to make a decision about mold remediation straight from the source, not passed through us. When you are equipped with the information you need to make a decision about the next step, we hope that you will consider AMD for mold remediation.
If you think you might have a mold problem, call AMD today to set up a commercial mold inspection and start taking control of your mold problem.