Mold Inspection and Testing Services in Phoenix, AZ

Mold Inspection Phoenix - Carity IAQ Solutions

Get Mold Inspection, Mold Testing, and Mold Consulting Services by a Board Certified Indoor Environmentalist.

Because we don’t provide remediation or restoration services, nor do we solicit “kick-backs” for our mold testing, mold inspection, or mold consulting services, you can count on 100% conflict of interest free solutions.

Any recommendations we make will always have an occupant’s best interest in mind. We service the greater Phoenix metro area and beyond. Call today.

Board Certified Indoor Environmentalist

We can help with any mold concern or situation

The need for mold testing and/or mold inspection services can stem from multiple concerns and scenarios. We’re here to help you filter those concerns and situations to determine what the best recommendation, for you, would be. Sometimes testing for mold is the right option and sometimes you just need a visual mold inspection and written report. Some situations will require both testing and inspection to pinpoint the problem and to prescribe the correct solution. The key to knowing which is the best option comes with experience. This is where we can help. Our mold inspection, consulting and testing experience, along with our professional equipment, allows us to best serve your needs.

Benefit from a mold remediator’s perspective

Though we don’t offer mold remediation, some of our consultants have had hands on experience in mold remediation (removing mold) which gives us a unique perspective when prescribing treatments for mold problems. If you’re going through a mold remediation project, you’ll want to have a third party (to avoid conflicts of interest) mold testing company (like ours) perform a post remediation verification (PRV). This will ensure the remediation was a success. Testing should be done BEFORE any containment barriers are removed and BEFORE any reconstruction activities begin. PRVs include visually inspecting containment areas for proper cleanliness, measuring structural materials for moisture content, and testing the air inside and outside of containment areas for elevated mold spore levels. This collective information (most specifically a lab analysis of the air samples taken) will determine whether your remediation project was successful or not.

SOPs + checks and balances = better piece of mind

We follow industry standard operating procedures (SOPs) when testing for mold and use accredited laboratories for sample analysis. Furthermore, we have all lab data interpreted by a third party analytical service to better understand what this data says about a your indoor environment and to further remove any conflicts of interest. This helps establish a more solid system of checks and balances in our mold testing and inspection process.

We test and inspect for ALL types of mold and can test for MVOCs (microbial volatile organic compounds)

If you’re like most people you’ve probably heard of “black mold” and know that it’s not a good mold to have around your home or business in high amounts. The scientific name of this infamous black mold is Stachybotrys Chartarum. Stachybotrys is a mold species that’s capable of producing mycotoxins. What are mycotoxins? Mycotoxins are a toxic secondary metabolite produced by organisms of the fungi kingdom, or more commonly known as molds. Did you know that there’re a number of mold species that can be found indoors which are also capable of producing mycotoxins? Aspergillus, Ascospores, Chaetomium, and Penicillium are a few other toxigenic (capable of producing toxins) molds you don’t want to have hanging around in elevated quantities! These are also moisture problem indicators. What does all this mean? Well, the different names and types of mold probably don’t mean much to you but, they tell us quite a bit about what’s going on in your indoor environment.

Let us help you narrow down your concerns and develop a plan of action that will provide both an effective and cost efficient solution by applying our expertise in the field of indoor environmental quality.

Service Area:

Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale, Peoria, Fountain Hills, Gold Canyon, Apache Junction, Ahwatukee, Buckeye, Surprise, and more…

When testing your air for mold spores, we use a sampling machine designed specifically for this task. The pump draws air into a sampling cassette at a calibrated rate of 15 liters or air per minute for a designated amount of time (typically 1-5 min).

Inside the sampling cassette is a microscope slide with a sticky media that collects air-borne particulates as they impact the slide during sampling.

Once the sample collection is complete, the sample cassette is then sent to an accredited lab for analysis.

A surface sample will identify and confirm what’s growing on a surface. This information can then be compared to an air sample and what’s floating in the air. Such information can determine whether or not the mold that’s growing on a surface has become air borne.

Knowing what kind of mold is growing can also be helpful if someone’s health has been negatively impacted due to exposure.

Additionally, if your selling a property contaminated with mold, a surface sample is also good for documentation and disclosure purposes. It’ll serve as a solid starting point (documentation wise) in the remediation process.

Call us for more details about surface sampling for mold and whether this is recommended for your situation.

Sometimes things aren’t always what they seem. Therefore, we never leave a stone unturned when investigating for microbial contaminants. It often starts with a musty smell or a some kind of visual damage to the surface of a material. Sometimes air testing reveals elevated mold spore levels with no signs of visual mold growth.

Our expert mold investigators are trained to find these hidden mold problems. After all, locating the source of the fungal amplification site (where the mold is physically growing) is key to prescribing a solution and/or remediating the issue correctly.

A borescope inspection is one way to inspect for “hidden mold”. Our borescope inspections for mold are designed to inspect inside wall cavities, under or behind cabinet systems, inside ductwork and more.

Just like with a borescope, our thermal imaging cameras help us locate hidden damage that the naked and untrained eye will miss.

These devices detect temperature differentials. When materials are wet, they’re cooler then the materials that are dry and thus will show on the thermal image camera in the “cool” zone of the color spectrum. Because mold requires moisture to grow and thrive, finding these areas of elevated moisture will assist in finding mold growth.

It doesn’t take much for mold to become an issue. It’s very crucial to quickly and thoroughly dry even the smallest areas of water damage.

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