Moisture May Be the Cause for a Mold Inspection

One of the strengths AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford brings as a Johns Creek mold inspection resource is our expertise in residential and commercial water damage mitigation and remediation. Our crews master training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI) in part to understand the relationship between moisture and subsequent mold growth and damage. If water removal and applied drying techniques lag more than 24 to 48 hours after plumbing or appliances fail or precipitation leaks into a building, spores always in the environment absorb nearby moisture and begin their life cycle as full-blown mold outbreaks.

Where there is Moisture, there could be Mold Growth

AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford conducts Johns Creek mold inspection using a broad lens, looking not only for obvious evidence of multiplying colonies of organisms but also for microbial spread into building cavities and recesses where the fungi grow unnoticed. Using experience gained during other jobs and moisture detection strategies learned during IICRC and NORMI coursework, our technicians follow the water to determine the perimeters of the infestation. Moisture detection and metering tools assist in mapping the standing and absorbed fluids, clarifying for our crews where to concentrate efforts to find all structural components, contents, and spaces containing moldy debris. 

Our assessment of your property also includes diligent searches for drips from loose line connections or slightly cracked hoses or pipes, or missing grout and caulk. Seepage linked to improper grading or missing or aging gutters and downspouts also feeds the opportunistic spores, exposing often ignored building materials in basements, crawl spaces, and attics. These remotely situated organic structures face the threat of infiltration and consumption by the hyphae of rapidly expanding mildews and molds.

Testing and Inspecting for Mold

AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford provides state-of-the-art mold testing as a support for other inspection methods. Testing is not always indicated when the affected areas are identified but can assist in confirming microbial involvement without the need for significant demolition if spread to otherwise inaccessible areas is a concern. Protocols for remediation are the same regardless of the fungal species. However, testing is useful to suggest that health issues suffered by occupants might relate to a particular strain, informing healthcare practitioners who treat the symptoms. 

Can the Mold Inspection Change Remediation Protocols? 

Comprehensive mold inspection in Johns Creek focuses on AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford crew’s efforts as we follow well-established and research-based mold remediation practices. Our remediation team proceeds as follows once the damaged areas are defined:

  • Wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) by technicians assigned for their safety and limiting the spread of moldy residues into other areas of your property

  • Wrapping and sealing of workspaces with heavy-duty polyethylene, often including separate sealed dressing, loading, and hazardous waste portals to minimize drift     

  • Employing negative pressure air scrubbing equipment to improve the containment seals and using HEPA filters to exhaust the contaminated atmosphere

  • Removing of organisms mechanically with scrapers, brushes, and on occasion, controlled media blasting

  • Bagging moldy debris for lawful disposal as hazardous waste

  • Wiping down scraped surfaces with EPA-registered products and vacuuming with HEPA-filtered equipment

  • Treating cleaned surfaces with EPA-registered antimicrobials to inhibit mold rebound

Sustaining Mold Remediation Results 

Our Johns Creek mold inspection does support remediation in an additional and vital way. As discussed, we use lingering water damage and persistently moist materials as a roadmap to guide our inspection walk-through. Subsequently, we help arrange for water damage mitigation and remediation and moisture management inside your property based on the meanderings of the water and dampness we investigated. Moisture eradication is the most effective way to prevent spores from finding liquid or absorbed water that can cause additional mold proliferation. Mold remediation without moisture management is incomplete.

Mold inspection in Johns Creek by AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford’s IICRC and NORMI-certified technicians confirms the perimeters of the invasion by discovering the moisture sources that fuel the fungal growth. Removal of all mold organisms, compromised building materials, and improved moisture management results in sustainable remediation outcomes.

AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford is a trusted partner when home and business owners need reliable Johns Creek mold inspection services. Call us at (470) 819-2070 to schedule an assessment and explore remediation options.

AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford

3050 Business Park Drive # D

Norcross, GA 30071

(470) 819-2070


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