What does a mold inspection consist of?
Mold inspections are usually performed by specially trained and certified “mold inspectors.” It is not the same as termite inspections. Mold inspectors don’t use infra-red technology to check for hidden molds. Still, they do perform some destructive testing (surface swabs) to collect samples that can be sent to labs for analysis or identification purposes.
The inspector’s job is to provide ‘visual’ evidence of actual visible mold growth to advise the client on water damage problems. When you call a “mold inspector” during an emergency, he will come right away and take care of it with you, so you don’t have to wait hours or even days before someone arrives at your home to do the mold inspection. Many times, when you call a “mold inspector” in an emergency, they will even take care of the problem for you without your having to wait until their next scheduled visit (if that long). The type and severity of water damage and mold problems will determine how quickly the inspector needs to respond and how he might deal with it (e.g., perform a mold test or lab analysis, or provide advice on what steps should be taken to remove the specific kind(s) of molds growing in your home at no extra cost, etc.).
You should get copies of his report, so if needed, later on, you can verify this was done by calling or logging into www.moldinspector.net (or any mold inspection service in general) and checking the official database that includes every mold report ever done by them.
Learn more about what type of services a “mold inspector” or “mold testing provider” provides here: What Does A Mold Inspection Consist Of? (Industry Guide for Mold Inspectors, Mold Testing Professionals & Home-Buyers)
What does a water damage mitigation specialist consist of?
When an emergency occurs, you should call us immediately to help with your water extraction or drying needs. This is not something that can wait until our next scheduled visit. It might be too late then since the longer you stay, the higher the moisture levels, which increases the likelihood of undesirable consequences (such as mold growth), which will require proper remediation services. When the plumber or roofer gets there, it will be too late to save your affected possessions because that would be like trying to un-flood a basement.
Learn more about what type of services a “water damage mitigation specialist” provides here: What Does A Water Damage Mitigation Specialist Consist Of? (Industry Guide for Water Restoration Professionals, Property Owners & HOAs)