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Mold Assessment FAQ
At Ave Today, we understand that discovering mold in your home can be worrisome. To help you identify signs of mold growth and take the proper next steps, our team of certified mold assessors in Florida has put together this FAQ page to address some common questions homeowners have about mold assessments.
Q: What are some signs of mold growth I should look out for?
A: Some common signs of mold include visible mold growth in black, white or green patches, a musty odor, water stains on surfaces, high indoor humidity, allergy or respiratory issues, and materials in the home showing signs of decay. If you notice any of these, it could indicate a mold problem.
Q: How can you test for mold that I can’t see?
A: We use specialized techniques like air sampling, surface sampling with swabs, thermal imaging cameras, and moisture meters to detect hidden mold growth you can’t see with the naked eye. Identifying concealed mold early is key.
Q: What does the mold assessment process involve?
A: Our comprehensive mold assessments involve a visual inspection, air/surface sampling, examination of moisture levels and HVAC systems, and a detailed inspection report with our findings and recommended remediation plan if needed.
Q: How long does a mold inspection take?
A: For a typical single-family home, the on-site inspection takes 2-4 hours. The entire process including the detailed report may take up to 2-3 days. Multi-family or commercial buildings may take longer.
Q: How much does a professional mold inspection cost?
A: Pricing can vary based on factors like property size and mold extent. We provide free estimates, and can often bill insurance directly if covered. An investment in a professional inspection now can prevent much costlier issues later.
Q: What are your inspectors’ credentials?
A: Our inspectors are certified through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We hold all required licenses issued by the State of Florida.
Q: Can you provide referrals for mold remediation too?
A: Yes, we work with reputable local mold remediation companies and can provide unbiased referrals for qualified contractors to safely remove mold detected during the inspection.
Q: Can mold assessments find all mold in a home?
A: Our thorough process inspects throughout your home, but mold can hide in hard to reach places. We make every effort to identify all mold present using state-of-the-art tools. A follow-up assessment after remediation can check for completeness.
Q: Should I hire the same company for inspection and remediation?
A: We recommend separate companies to avoid conflicts of interest. Ave Today provides unbiased assessments, and we can refer you to trusted remediators.
Q: How soon after an inspection can remediation start?
A: We advise beginning remediation as soon as possible once hazards are identified. However, depending on remediation company availability, it may take a few days to start.
Q: What kind of repairs might be needed after remediation?
A: Remediation can involve structural repairs if mold has damaged wood, drywall, insulation etc. We assess damage and can connect you with contractors to restore your home after mold problems are fixed.
Q: How can I prevent mold from returning after remediation?
A: Preventing moisture buildup through maintenance like leak repair, humidity control, and ventilation improvements helps avoid recurrence. We’re happy to advise on prevention strategies tailored to your home.
Q: What is your service area in Florida?
A: We serve customers throughout South Florida in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Martin, and Monroe counties. Contact us to learn more!
For a professional mold assessment in Florida counties throughout South Florida, call Ave Today at (954) 800-3387. Our experts are here to help provide a thorough inspection and peace of mind.