How SERVPRO of Bend Assesses Mold
The first step we do in assessing mold is to non-intrusively determine if mold is present by visually examining the premises; visible mold helps determine the level of remediation necessary. If mold is actively growing and visibly confirmed, sampling for its specific species is usually unnecessary.
Intrusive observation is sometimes needed to assess the mold level. This includes moving furniture, lifting (or removing) carpets, checking behind wallpaper or paneling, checking ventilation ductwork and exposing wall cavities. Detailed visual inspection and the recognition of moldy odors are used to find problems. SERVPRO of Bend focuses on areas where there are signs of liquid moisture or water vapor (humidity), or where moisture problems are suspected.
If you suspect mold in any structure, call a firm that is certified in Mold Identification and Remediation, such as SERVPRO of Bend.