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Commercial Mold Inspections

Mold Inspections and Testing

Information for Commercial Property Owners/Managers

How to Begin

The first step is to establish whether there may be a mold problem in an indoor environment-workplace, warehouse, hospital, school, municipal buildings, etc.

Have you had:

  • Employees or tenants complaining of ‘musty’ or ‘moldy’ odors?
  • Employees or tenants complaining of illnesses only when at work?
  • Recurrent water damage, flooding, leaky roofs, air conditioning system leaks, frozen/burst pipes?
  • Dark discolorations or spots on building materials?
  • Rotting building materials?
  • Damp or humid basements?
  • Forced hot air heating or central air conditioning systems?
  • Water stains on walls, carpeting, ceilings?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should fill out our “Request Info” form or contact GML directly via phone. You will be contacted within 24 hours of your phone call or email.

What is a Mold Inspection?

A mold inspection includes the following:

  • Detailed documentation of the history of the building and suspected mold problem
  • Visual inspection of all areas of concern
  • Moisture survey of all areas of concern
  • Quantitative air, cavity (wall, floor, ceiling), and surface sampling
  • Easy to understand, comprehensive report (see below)
  • Follow-up phone consultation if needed

Written Report

A written report is provided which includes the following:

Inspection and Laboratory Procedures: Details methods used in the inspection including how air, surface, and wall/ceiling cavity samples are collected, the growth medium used, and some general laboratory procedures.

Results: Explains how the data are reported and describes sample locations with the types and levels of molds found at each location.

Explains connections between mold levels and types as well as our on-site observations. We provide easy to understand correlations between the conditions in the building and the mold levels and types to help you understand the extent of the mold problem, or the lack of one.

Recommendations: Provides detailed remediation recommendations for each inspected area. This section is detailed enough that a specialized mold remediation company can easily follow the scope of work to successfully remediate the mold-contaminated space.

We also offer suggestions to help prevent mold growth from occurring in the future and how to maintain a “healthier” indoor environment.

What is a Mold Inspection?

A mold inspection includes the following:

  • Detailed documentation of the history of the problem
  • Visual inspection of all areas of concern
  • Quantitative air, cavity (wall, floor, ceiling), and surface sampling
  • Easy to understand, comprehensive report (see below)
  • Follow-up phone consultation

Mold Inspection Report Summary

Introduction: Describes the inspection including the location and purpose.

Inspection and Laboratory Procedures: Details all methods used in the inspection including how air, surface, and wall/ceiling cavity samples are collected, the growth medium used, and some general laboratory procedures.

Results: Explains how the data are reported and describes sample locations with the types and levels of molds found at each location. The control sample results are included here and are used for comparison with results from the areas of concern.

Explains connections between mold levels and types as well as our on-site observations. We provide easy to understand correlations between the conditions in your home or building and the mold levels and types to help you understand the extent of the mold problem, or the lack of one. There is also a general discussion in this section that details information about mold, general affects of mold exposure, and specific information about the types of molds found.

Recommendations: Provides detailed remediation recommendations. We also offer suggestions to help prevent mold growth from occurring in the future and how to maintain a “healthier” building.