Mold Inspection in Westerville, Ohio
Looking for Mold Inspection in Westerville?
As building methods in Westerville, Ohio continue to focus on energy savings by increasing insulation factors such as better roofing materials, insulation and windows the tradeoff is in the indoor air quality.
Remember growing up, the rate those suffering of allergies and asthma reactions indoors was much lower than today. The health effects of these building trends continue to climb as the air you breathe indoors becomes more and more restrictive, creating indoor air quality problems.
As the leading water damage restoration company and offering mold inspection in Westerville, the effects of mold on our environment, our clients, and their family or employees has always been a major focus in the services we offer. Having an extensive background in mold water damage cleanup has given us a unique ability that many of the local mold inspectors can’t offer. Finding and fixing the source of the problem.
From leaking pipes, improperly vented exhaust fans, leaking roofs and foundation walls; moisture and excess humidity inside a your home or business will often lead to damaging mold. Drywall, flooring and other materials inside your home will often provide the perfect grounds for mold damage and you could have a mold problem in as little as 24 to 48 hours from the onset of a water leak.
Do I need a mold inspection in Westerville?
Every home and business in the Westerville, Ohio area has some form of mold growing in it. Often, it’s harmless and in fact, good for your environment. Some molds are important to sustaining life and many have been found to have excellent medical purposes. However, mold spores that have formed as the result of a water damage often have allergy causing effects that could be harmful to your health. As mold is allowed to flourish in your Westerville home or business, the effects of mold damage to your property and health continue to increase.
When inside your home, are you suffering from allergies? Itchy eyes? Running nose? Sneezing? Hard to Breathe? The air inside may have mold spores that are causing these problems with your health.
Have you experienced water damage? Discovered a leaking pipe? Do you smell a musty odor in your basement or crawlspace? Often these are indicators of a mold issue that could be growing inside your home or business.
From attics to air ducts, mold spores can surface and grow anywhere that the environment provides the right conditions. Quickly cleaning up water spills and running a dehumidifier in your basement or crawlspace will help to prevent most mold problems from starting, preventing the need for mold removal from the onset and most likely eliminating the need for a mold inspection in Westerville.
How to Prevent Mold Damage in My Home?
Given the right conditions, mold spores and growth can start in as little as 24 to 48 hours. Forming quickly, it’s important to keep moisture, excess humidity and condensation under control and cleaned up as soon as you discover it.
The CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention has makes the following suggestions in controlling mold growth and the potential for damages caused by mold in your home or business.
- Quickly cleanup and properly dry any water damage or water leaks.
- Repair leaking roofs, windows, and pipes as soon as discovered.
- Make sure that bathroom exhaust units are properly ventilated to the outside.
- Run a dehumidifier to control excess humidity in damp areas such as a basement or crawlspace.
Mold needs certain elements to grow and flourish such as a water or moisture source and a food source such as drywall, wood flooring, framing, insulation and can thrive on many of building products used in homes and businesses throughout Westerville, Ohio.
Who to Call for Mold Inspection in Westerville?
Offering mold inspection in Westerville, Ohio for more than 20 years, IICRC Master Certified with advanced designations for mold inspection and mold removal, iDry Columbus takes the health and safety of your environment seriously and has performed thousands of successful projects over the years. From hospitals and senior living facilities to immune deficient in both residential and commercial properties, we understand the need for high quality responsible services in our industry and continually raise the bar in mold inspections.
In offering mold inspection in Westerville, our focus is your health and safety. Using the latest in technology to find and identify hidden water or moisture damage, we work to stop the source of the issue causing the mold growth and damaging your property.
Keep in mind that finding, identifying and correcting the source of the problem is the most important step in any mold inspection. Contractors that only identify the mold growth and offer remediation are doing so, knowing that the mold will come back and cause another problem for you.
Knowing who to call for mold inspection in Westerville is only the first step in your effort to find a quality mold inspection company. Ask for their experience and IICRC certifications. Keep in mind that the City of Westerville does not require special licensing for mold inspection companies so be sure to check reviews and ask for references before making an appointment for a mold inspection in your home or business.
What is a Mold Inspection?
From the attic to the crawlspace, mold can form anywhere. Often found in dark, damp areas molds thrive on many of the building materials found in your home, overlooked until it’s too late and damage has occurred.
Much like a home inspection in Westerville, Ohio, a mold inspection in Westerville is mainly a visual inspection of an affected area or suspected areas within a home or business done prior to potential mold remediation. An inspection test could consist of sampling including both air and surface samples though not required, the main purpose of any mold inspection should be in identifying what is causing the mold issues.
Using the latest in tools and equipment from the water damage industry, we can find and identify areas of hidden water or moisture issues that often cannot be easily seen and may have been overlooked by other mold inspection companies.
In our effort to continually raise the bar in our mold inspection services, we are now including ATP Cleaning verification and testing during the course of any mold inspection. ATP testing is the global standard used in hospitals, health care and health departments in testing the cleanliness of a surface both before and after cleaning and mold remediation.
In the average residence, mold inspections typically average an hour or more, and if applicable, should always include thermal imaging, moisture documentation and a clear line item report for your review. With the ATP Cleaning verification system, the track and trend software allow you to know it’s clean and verified!
Testing for Black Mold?
Mold inspection is a touchy business. It’s been targeted by Westerville news outlets, and contractors looking to take advantage of others using the “black mold” scare tactics of the last 20 years are still in use today. From home inspection contractors to “mold removal” contractors, we’ve seen sales pitch after sales pitch regarding mold testing.
Many of these contractors will not tell you that if you can visibly see mold growth in your home or business; outside of special reasons, testing is not the recommended course of action. Save the money on testing for the mold removal and cleanup. Can you imagine leaving the mold there if testing reveals it’s a “good mold”?
What Does a Mold Inspection in Westerville Cost?
Our residential and commercial mold inspection rates are among the best in the industry for what we provide. To the adage of “you get what you pay for”, we’ve worked to include every detail in assuring that we not only provide accurate details in your report, images and ATP cleaning verification but we also take every step in the identification of the source and cause of the mold damage in your Westerville home or business.
- IICRC Master Certified / AMRT Certified Inspector
- Convenient, around the clock residential and commercial appointments. No afterhours charges
- Xactimate Estimating Software – Accepted and Approved by every major insurance carrier.
- Thermal Imaging w/ Structural Overlay – Pin point accuracy in water damage.
- Moisture Monitoring – Accurate to a 1/100th of a point in moisture content.
- Same Day – Onsite Reporting
- Guaranteed Service
Is a mold inspection in Westerville covered by insurance?
Insurance policies usually do not cover mold that is the result of a condensation, flood damage, foundation leak, or high indoor humidity; additionally, most carriers will not provide coverage for any item considered a maintenance issue such as a known leaking pipe or window.
As a property owner in Westerville, the expectation by your insurance carrier is that you make timely water damage repairs as soon as an issue or problem is found.
While mold is not covered in under most policies, there may be coverage if the damage is the result of a covered loss such as a recent water damage. In these cases, the insurance carrier will assign a property adjuster to review the damage claim, our report and estimate and will issue payment up to the predefined policy limit for mold remediation services. Keep in mind that a mold inspection in Westerville is not typically counted towards any policy limits that may apply.
Every home and business owner\’s insurance policy are different, and the best advice would be from your agent or insurance carrier directly. A good rule of thumb would be to make an appointment once a year to review your insurance coverage with your agent. Items such as sump pumps and drain backup are not typically covered unless an additional endorsement is discussed and added to your insurance policy.
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Emergency water damage, flood water extraction, and mold damage services available around the clock and around the state. Rest assured if you need an expert available at 2 am, contact us, your call will be answered and service will be on the way.
We take great pride in the fact that our services are ranked and reviewed highly throughout Columbus and surrounding communities. We\’ve built on our relationships with home and business owners, insurance carriers, adjusters, and agents throughout the state and across the Nation to ensure that your needs are met and every damage claim is prepared, serviced, and resolved quickly.
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