The purpose of a typical mold assessment is to identify the condition and quantity of suspect mold affected building materials
A mold assessment can consist of the following elements:
- Visual reconnaissance
- Collection of physical samples (air or surface samples to be submitted for lab analysis)
- Moisture readings
- Infrared camera scan
- Report of findings
- Preparation of a mold remediation protocol if greater than 25 square feet of fungal growth/mold damage is found, a remediation protocol is required by the state.
The presence of elevated moisture in building materials can be an indicator of building performance issues and it establishes and environment for mold/fungal growth. Addressing moisture intrusion is a priority. Identification of the moisture source and corrective action are the first steps in correcting the problem.
It is important to note that the Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules (TAHPR) take precedence over the Texas Mold Assessment and Remediation Rules (TMARR). As an example, if a water leak occurs in a commercial/public building, it is imperative to locate an existing asbestos containing materials (ACM) survey or to conduct an ACM survey to document the affected materials do not contain asbestos. It is unlawful to remove wet materials until they have been verified as asbestos free.
If you suspect mold growth or have visible mold growth in your facility please call us to discuss.