Inspecting for Mold Ensures Remediation Success

When done diligently, mold inspection of Dunwoody properties should identify all fungal growth observed for treatment. You may have worked first with a company that offers testing or inspection services, confirming only the presence of mold somewhere on the premises. Now that you require remediation of the problem, AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs must seek detailed evidence of fungal activity in all spaces of your home or commercial building. Then our certified technicians can follow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols, the US industry standard for mold remediation, to fidelity. Relying solely on the information gained by another company is inadequate.

Why Is Inspection Crucial to Microbial Remediation?

AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs knows that locating and mapping out the precise perimeters of the active colonies is vital to mold remediation. However, ongoing inspection requirements continue throughout the project because the fungi grow and spread until decisively interrupted by a high-quality remediation intervention. Dealing effectively with fast-growing primitive organisms is a dynamic exercise. As long as the conditions conducive to growth remain available to germinating spores, they will find a way to multiply. The persistence of the fungi needs only a bit of water and an organic surface, readily found in most buildings. Counter this persistence with the relentlessness of remediation technicians dedicated to looking not only for today’s outbreak but also for potential moisture sources in the future.

  • Dual Inspection Goals

Current Microbial Evidence

Armed with general observations from property owners and other contractors, AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs mold technicians get to work on-site. Musty smells and stained walls guide us in the right direction, but we sharpen our perspective with a comprehensive visual inspection. Our team locates the growing fungi by illuminating dark corners with flashlights and peering into hard-to-reach areas with the help of stools or ladders. Because no light is needed for mold to thrive, we gain access to building cavities any way we can, including carefully cutting drywall portals to view hidden colonies behind walls. Detailed data inform us of where remediation must occur.

Predicting the Site of a New Infestation

Room by room and space by space AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs experts are also looking for the next mold-friendly property corner. Unresolved water damage, the beginnings of cracks or leaks in pipes or appliance hoses, and condensation from AC or refrigerator compressors are all examples of moldy trouble waiting to happen. Resolving these moisture problems together with professional microbial remediation is the best way to leverage the inspection data of our experienced technicians. 

Using Inspection Data to Conquer an Outbreak

Although it might seem easier to spray antimicrobials to eliminate the fungi in your building, AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs knows the EPA protocol as taught by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI) recommends mechanical removal of the offending organisms as the only effective remediation strategy. Our team dons personal protective equipment (PPE) and:

  • Contains workspaces with visible colonies we documented, using heavy-duty plastic barriers and negative pressure air scrubbing equipment

  • Physically removes the organisms, scraping and brushing, and occasionally using controlled blasting media.

  • Applies EPA-registered antimicrobials to inhibit rebound growth 

  • Recommends moisture management interventions to avoid future infestations   

Rely on AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs for reliable mold inspection and remediation services in Dunwoody. Call us at 404-474-8443 to schedule a consultation and devise a plan to manage mold and the moisture that feeds it.

Connecting water damage vulnerability to the next outbreak is based on proven EPA research. The full range of services offered by AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs affords our mold inspection technicians the training and knowledge to predict accurately where infestations could recur. Thus, when our workers conduct a fungal inspection in Dunwoody, they keep their eyes open for scenarios where moisture management could improve.

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