Accurate Mold Assessments Provided by a Licensed Mold Assessor
Mold may be discovered in your home you have under contract and or in your current home. A mold assessment determines why the mold is there, how to remediate the mold, and how to prevent the mold from returning. 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 per NYS prior to mold remediation by a NYS licensed mold remediation company.
Additionally, the cost of the mold remediation is provided within the mold assessment, giving you an idea of the associated expenses before you hire. 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 Albany Mold LLC, can provide clients with a mold assessment. Laws became effective from January 1, 2016 stating 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 or (2) the occupant of a home and or business exhibits health issues that resemble mold presence (indoor air quality testing may be required).
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, to prevent the mold from returning
What Happens if the Mold is Questionable and/or Not Visible?
If mold is questionable (i.e., 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 certified testing lab.
To Schedule a Mold Assessment, Mold Sampling, or Indoor Air Test Call Our Team at: 518-649-9111