When mold is discovered by a home inspector or a home owner - a mold assessment is required to assess the mold. The purpose of a mold assessment is to verify mold is present, and/or identify conditions that create a conducive environment for mold growth. According to NYS Labor Law Ch 551 Art. 32, the mold assessment includes an inspection typically visual (intrusive inspections may be necessary) of the structure to compile a mold remediation plan. A mold assessment is required prior to a New York State mold remediation company starts mold remediation. The mold assessment provides a detailed process on how to rid your home of mold and how to prevent it from coming back. Additionally a price range is provided within the mold assessment. A mold assessment can be performed by our sister company Albany Mold LLC. Albany Mold LLC AlbanyMold.com is a licensed mold assessment company.
Who can perform a Mold Assessment?
In the state of New York, a licensed New York State mold assessment company such as the Albany Mold LLC can provide clients with a mold assessment.. This law became effective from January 1, 2016, that only a licensed mold assessor can provide a mold assessment. Mold Assessors make the remediation plan. After a mold assessment is provided a licensed New York State mold remediation company can remediate the mold.
When Do I Need A Mold Inspection?
A mold inspection and or assessment is typically performed when:
1.) visible mold and or questionable mold is present.
2.) the occupant of a home and or business exhibits health issues that resemble mold presence (indoor air quality testing may be requried).
What Is A Mold Assessment?
A mold assessment contains the following information that is then provided to a mold remediation company of your choice:
1.) Where the mold is located
2.) Why is the mold there
3.) How to remove the mold
4.) How to correct deficiencies such as moisture issues and or ventilation etc to prevent the mold from returning.
What Happens if the mold is questionable and or not visible?
If mold is questionable (visible staining and or discoloration is present) a tape test can be performed and sent to a mold certified lab for testing. This will either confirm or deny the presence of mold.
If the mold is not visible but an occupant is having health issues an indoor air quality test can be performed. Various samples from different rooms within the structure are captured and sent to mold certiified testing lab.
To Schedule a Mold Assessment, Mold Sampling or In-door Air Test Call Our Team at: 518-649-9111