Mold Inspection Services
Always retain the services of an independent, third-party, licensed Mold Assessment Consultant (MAC). It is a conflict of interest for any remediation company to tell you that you have mold, perform the remediation and then tell you the job is done correctly. NTX Environmental employs state licensed Mold Assessment Consultants (MAC) committed to providing the highest level of professional service in the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) industry. Our licensed professionals are reliable, honest, and thorough. We have the credentials, training, and background experience to accurately assess your microbial concerns, and the communication skills to clearly describe the results to you. Call today for a no cost phone consultation regarding mold inspection or testing.
Our inspections consist of a visual examination of the readily accessible, visible, and installed systems and components of the specific room(s) or area(s) identified and defined by the inspector and agreed to by the client. NTX provides an extremely thorough mold inspection of your home to verify the exact cause of the damage and to make sure there aren’t other areas that have hidden leaks, not yet discovered. All inspections are conducted in accordance with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Mold Assessment and Remediation Rules (TMARR). Our goal during the inspection is to:
• Discover where and why excess moisture is entering your property
• Identify the affected areas and measure the amount of mold
• Conduct air monitoring, surface sampling, and bulk sampling as necessary to compare the results with normal background mold levels
• Recommend safe and cost effective ways to eliminate the moisture and resolve the mold problem
• Determine if the health of your family is at risk and if professional remediation is necessary
The most common IAQ complaint is mold. Mold can present many health concerns such as watery, itchy eyes, a chronic cough, headaches or migraines, difficulty breathing, rashes, tiredness, sinus problems, nasal blockage and frequent sneezing. When performed correctly, the remediation of any significant amount of mold involves several steps:
1. An independent, third-party, licensed Mold Assessment Consultant (MAC) should perform an initial inspection to determine the extent of the mold contamination.
2. Mold spore testing involving either air, surface or bulk sampling. Air samples are collected from areas of the home to verify if mold amplification has been distributed to unaffected areas of your home. Surface sampling is conducted on household items to determine if mold spore settling has occurred. Mold testing/sampling is also beneficial if you or anyone living in the home are experiencing allergy-like symptoms, as they could be related to elevated airborne or settled mold spores.
3. Preparation of a Mold Remediation Protocol to detail the necessary steps involved in removing the mold contamination from your home. The mold remediation protocol serves as a guide to the licensed Mold Remediation Contractor (MRC) on the proper removal and cleaning of the affected areas, and if followed properly, should ensure a timely, thorough, and successful mold remediation. Per the Texas Department of State Health Services, only a licensed Mold Assessment Consultant can write a remediation protocol.
4. Hire a licensed Mold Remediation Contractor (MRC). The protocol can be submitted to mold remediators in order to obtain quotes for the removal and cleanup, taking the guesswork out of which building materials need to be removed and from which areas.
5. Perform a Post Remediation Verification, sometimes referred to as a “clearance test”. The post remediation verification needs to be conducted after the removal and cleanup of the mold has been conducted, but PRIOR to the reconstruction of any building materials. The previously affected areas are inspected to verify that all removal and cleaning procedures have been followed per the protocol. Mold samples will be collected in these areas to verify that the home has been returned to a normal indoor environment and is safe for re-occupancy.
6. An assessment consultant who determines that remediation has been successful shall issue a written Passed Clearance Report to the client at the conclusion of each mold remediation project. In addition, if a licensed Mold Remediation Contractor (MRC) was used to perform the remediation, a Certificate of Mold Damage Remediation will be issued on a form adopted by the Texas Commissioner of Insurance. The Certificate of Mold Damage Remediation is your legal documentation that your home has undergone a mold remediation and that it has been successfully remediated and cleaned. This document is especially beneficial for legal documentation to insurance and mortgage companies and should you ever decide to sell your home it gives potential buyers peace of mind that the issues were addressed and properly corrected.