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Mold Testing Calgary

What Is Involved In Mold Testing?

Mold Inspection Calgary


 

Our Calgary mold inspection team will:

  • Interview the occupants
  • Conduct a building evaluation and assessment
  • Do a visual inspection of the premises
  • Conduct air quality or other tests
  • Develop and explain the plan for your mold (or other contaminant) remediation

We often begin by interviewing occupants to determine if they are experiencing symptoms that may indicate the presence of molds in their environment.

An assessment of the building history is performed. Have there been incidences of water accumulation, high humidity, flooding, or renovations? Outdoor visual clues include building code violations, construction deficiencies, staining on stucco or siding and drainage issues.

Next, the investigator visually inspects the indoor environment for persistent dampness, indicators of mold growth and the presence of visible mold. Should any visible mold be found, you will be informed immediately.

Should toxic molds, such as Stachybotrys, be found or suspected, you will be notified and a suggested course of action will be outlined. We may also inspect the outside of the structure for clues about water intrusion or building deficiencies, which also may be contributors to water damage or mold.

In some cases, no mold is found nor suspected. In other situations, sampling of a suspicious area may be necessary to identify a pathogenic mold species or confirm mold presence. Molds are not the only contributor to poor indoor air quality.

We provide some of the most comprehensive mold inspection Calgary has to offer its commercial and residential properties.

To schedule a mold inspection call: (403) 249-0610

 

Health Concerns


Our mold inspectors can assess whether other contaminants may be of concern:

 

  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or other odors
  • Particulates and dust (e.g. fibreglass, skin flakes, asbestos)
  • Bacteria Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide
  • Cat dander, dog dander, cockroach allergens Dust mites Other allergens
  • Bird or rodent feces
  • Drug lab chemicals
  • Pesticides
  • Radon

In special cases where mold is suspected of growing in an interior wall, we can perform air sampling of the inside wall without damaging the wall or performing destructive inspection. As well, we can perform carpet dust sampling to determine the presence of allergens (e.g., cat, dog, cockroach), or determine whether the carpet has been water damaged.