Our commercial and home mold inspection starts with a full visual evaluation of the property. The inspector will search for any visible mold growth and for conditions that encourage mold growth. Mold thrives in areas where water has penetrated the walls, floors or ceilings and places where there is excessive moisture build-up, lack of ventilation, and high humidity levels.
Mold inspection costs can vary based on the type and the number of samples you request. If you already own a home and have an unexplained mold-related illness or can smell mold in your house, a mold inspection may be a good investment. The EPA recommends working with a licensed testing agency, like Alpha Environmental, that follows the analytical methods laid out by professional organizations.
Mold protocols are work plans produced by a Texas licensed mold assessment consultant for use by a licensed mold remediation contractor on a mold remediation project. Mold remediation protocols are typically written when items or areas have been identified containing an unacceptable amount or type of mold and a client requires an industry recognized method of removal or cleaning instructions. The licensed mold assessment consultant (MAC) is the only licensee authorized by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations to produce a protocol. Protocols are required on all mold remediation projects performed by a licensed mold remediation contractor (MRC) regardless of size/square footage. Projects are registered with the State of Texas if there is 25 contiguous square feet or more of mold visible.
Having a protocol means you have the right to a mold clearance inspection and testing which leads to a Certificate of Mold Damage Remediation (CMDR). The mold clearance test needs to be conducted after the removal and cleanup of the mold, but PRIOR to the reconstruction of any building materials. Earth Greener will verify that all removal and cleaning procedures have been followed per the Texas mold protocol. We will also collect samples to verify the property is safe to occupy.
The CMDR is your legal documentation that your home has undergone a mold remediation and that it has been successfully remediated and cleaned. This document is especially beneficial for legal documentation to insurance and mortgage companies and should you ever decide to sell your home, gives potential buyers peace of mind that the issues were addressed and properly corrected.
If you suspect a mold infestation please contact us to discuss options for testing and removal options.