FAQs About Mold Inspections and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Testing in the Gulf Breeze, and Pensacola, FL, Area:
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We are proud members of the NAERMC (National Association of Environmentally Responsible Mold Contractors) and IAC2 (International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants). We provide unbiased Mold Inspections & Mold Testing. We are the most trusted company in the Gulf Breeze and Pensacola area for mold inspections and indoor air quality testing. Toby Kilgore, CMI® is a Florida Licensed Mold Assessor MRSA3257 and Mold Remediator MRSR3436. Although we do not provide mold remediation services, Toby earned his license in remediation as he believes it is important to be qualified and licensed in both professions, which will provide a more thorough and more knowledgeable experience than hiring a Mold Assessor that is not also licensed as a Mold Remediator. When looking for a professional to evaluate your home or business for potential indoor mold growth it is important to use someone that is not involved in the remediation process. This is exactly what Accurate Inspections of NWFL offers; unbiased mold testing without a conflict of interest.
Accurate Inspections of NWFL DOES NOT recommend hiring anyone to conduct mold testing if they are not licensed in the state of Florida as a licensed Mold Assessor. Be VERY skeptical of anyone who recommends hiring someone who is not licensed to conduct mold testing.
Unless you have dealt with similar issues in the past, it is very common to be confused about what to do and where to start. You might even be wondering why you need a mold inspection if you can actually see mold.
When is a Mold Inspection Needed?
We are usually called into a home or business for one or more of the following reasons:
- Recent Water Damage
- Visible Growth
- Strange Smell
- Health Complications (Sinus, Breathing Problems, etc.)
- Looking For Peace of Mind
- Real Estate Transaction
We help people in all of the above situations find out not only if they have a problem, but also where the source is. What most restoration companies don’t want you to know is that not all mold is dangerous. The truth is that mold is all around us and every indoor environment has acceptable levels. Any inspection that is done without testing is simply a guess at what is going on with your indoor air quality. Our service is so valuable because our air and surface samples offer hard evidence about what is going on in your home or business.
Any respectable mold remediation company who is suggesting a home or business needs professional intervention should support the idea of a third party company like Accurate Inspections coming in to do an inspection and mold testing. Even when it is known that a problem is present, customers still benefit from involving an unbiased party in the process. Our sample collections will let you know exactly what is going on and gives a clear picture of PRECISELY what type of correction is necessary. Determining how far a problem has spread is crucial in determining the size of a work area. If the work area can be contained, you can be sure you’ll save on your restoration cost.
We have no problem letting our clients know that elevated conditions do not exist and no further action is required. However, when a problem is present we offer a detailed report with a step-by-step protocol for removal. In the long run, it is very likely that you are going to save money by hiring us to get an inspection first. Either you get peace of mind with our test results showing there is no problem or a mold is non-toxic, or you save money going into the remediation process with our detailed protocol to ensure only necessary work is done and the job is done right the first time.
Whatever the reason that brought you to us, the experts at Accurate Inspections of NWFL are here to help you get answers to the questions you have. If you think that your home or business may have a mold or indoor air quality problem, it is important to act quickly and get it taken care of. We say this not because you are in imminent danger, but because the sooner you find these types of problems the easier and less expensive they are to correct. Take some time to look around our site to get answers to frequently asked questions. Give us a call or text us at 850-776-9686 to speak or chat with a customer representative.
UNBIASED MOLD TESTING
When looking for someone to handle work inside your home or business, we understand that customers want to work with a company they can trust. Accurate Inspections of NWFL operates under a strict code of ethics. Mold Inspection & Mold Testing have operating procedures that employees must abide by so customers can expect excellence regardless of their location or what types of problems they are experiencing. If you are having indoor air quality issues, the choice should be clear; use Accurate Inspections of NWFL, the most trusted mold testing company in the Gulf Breeze and Pensacola, FL area.
“I know I have mold, I can see it. Why do I need a mold inspection?” This is something that many people are curious about and a question we receive quite a bit, especially when trying to explain to other people about our business. Well, you don’t NEED a mold inspection, but here is how clients benefit from getting one and how our service is valuable. The most important thing that we offer is an evaluation of your indoor air quality. When indoor organic growth problems exist, they release thousands of spores into the air that have the potential to cause health problems. Without taking air samples, there is no way to determine how far this problem has spread. Most of the time when situations like the picture above exist, we see elevated levels throughout the entire floor of a home or business. In order to fix these air problems, extensive air cleaning needs to take place. You should also understand that the visible growth that you see is often only the tip of the iceberg. Chances are once you see something on walls, furniture or above a professional mold remediation will need to take place. Bringing us in first will allow you to go into that process informed and our report will lay out every step that needs to be taken. Knowing the scope of work will not only help keep costs low, but also make sure your indoor environment gets fixed correctly the first time. On the other side of things, if you do not see anything, but are experiencing other symptoms of a mold problem you may be right. Our expert inspector has seen just about every situation that you could imagine. If what you are experiencing in your home or business is due to mold, we WILL find it and provide you with the information necessary to get rid of the problem.
The Mold Removal Process
If you do decide to go directly into the mold removal/remediation process, we highly recommend that you hire an inspector separate and unbiased from the restoration company hired to complete post remediation clearance testing. Whenever a professional is brought in to clean an area, they use a containment as the work they are doing is actually releasing a significant amount of mold spores into the air. At the same time they run air scrubbers to filter out these spores and return the area to normal. Clearance testing is done by taking an air sample from within a containment area to make sure the air has returned to normal. This should be done before the rebuild process so the company hired can do additional work if necessary.
Here is a quick recap for how our process works:
- Call or Email us to Schedule an Appointment
- Visual Assessment of Property
- Air and Surface Sample Collection
- Tests Sent into Independent Lab for Analysis
- Client and Inspector Receive Lab Results
- Inspector Provides Client with Detailed Protocol for Mold Remediation (If Necessary)
- Clearance Air Testing after Remediation is Complete to make sure Remediation was Successful. (If Necessary)
- Full Customer Support Throughout
We appreciate you taking the time to visit our website and hope that you have learned everything you need to know about this subject. If you have other inquiries, want to ask something specific about your home or business, or would like to schedule an appointment please give us a call at 850-776-9686 or schedule online anytime here on our website and we will be happy to assist you.
Northwest Florida Cities We Serve:
Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key, Warrington, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Midway, Milton, Avalon, Pace, Jay, Molino, McDavid, Cantonment, Century, Walnut Hill, East Hill, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Mary Esther
Accurate Inspections of NWFL, LLC
362 Gulf Breeze Parkway #160
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561