Michael and Karen Crowe / Licensed Home Inspector / Certified Mold Inspector

 

Frequently Asked Questions
 

 

Q: Do I have to have both the mold inspection and the mold testing or can I do one without the other?
A: Mold inspections and mold testing services can be purchased separately, however, one typically raises questions that can only be answered by the other. For example; if an air test indicates an elevated mold condition exists, something in the inspection will explain why. On the other hand, if mold is discovered in the inspection, sampling will determining the type(s) and severity.

Q: How long does it take to do an assessment and get the results?
A: Scheduling an appointment usually requires two or three days notice. The length of the investigation varies upon the size of the property. Lab results usually take 3 business days (Same or Next day service is available).

Q: Are your Mold Inspectors Certified?
A: Yes. We hold certifications under Environmental Solutions Association and utilize EMLAB, one of the top AIHA accredited environmental microbiology laboratories in the United States. 
 
Q: Can I hire you to perform Mold Remediation work?
A: No. We are not Certified Mold Remediators or General Contractors.  We can, however write a remediation plan which can then be given to a Remediator, Contractor or used by the Homeowner.

Q: Are you Industrial Hygienists?
A: No. Industrial Hygienists are often over-qualified for residential mold inspections, and often times cost prohibitive.

Q: What Is An Industrial Hygienist?
A: Industrial hygiene is the science of keeping people safe at work and in their communities. Industrial hygienists (IHs) are professionals dedicated to the health and well-being of workers. Originally industrial hygienists worked primarily in factories and other industrial settings but as our society has changed, so has the definition of industrial hygiene. Today, IHs can be found in almost every type of work setting. Industrial hygienists also use the term OEHS or occupational and environmental health and safety to refer to the work that they do.

Q: What Does an Industrial Hygienist Do?
A: IHs still work to prevent illness or injury from hazards in industrial settings. They may also be found working to prevent ergonomic injuries in the office; measuring noise levels at an airport; supervising the safe removal of lead, mold or asbestos; and in thousands of other settings. Industrial hygienists may sample air, soil or water to determine if there are harmful substances present. They may fit test a respirator to ensure that a worker is breathing cleaner air.