Mold Inspection & Testing | MI&T
Welcome to the home of MI&T | Mold Inspection & Testing; the biggest and most trusted mold inspection only company in the United States. When looking for an individual to evaluate your home or business for potential indoor mold growth it is important to use someone that is not involved in the remediation process. That is exactly what MI&T offers; unbiased mold testing without a conflict of interest.
Unless you have dealt with similar issues in the past, it is very common to be confused about the what to do and where to start. You might even be wondering why you need a mold inspection if you can actually see mold. We’ve tried to answer questions just like that throughout this website. Hopefully after your visit, you will have a better understanding about how everything works. If you’d rather speak with a live person to ask a question specific to your situation we will be happy to help, just give us a call.
When is a Mold Inspection Needed?
We are usually called into a home or business for one or more of the following reasons:
- Recent Water Damage
- Visible Growth
- Strange Smell
- Health Complications
- Looking For Peace of Mind
- Real Estate Transaction
We help people in all of the above situations find out not only if they have a problem, but also where the source is. What most restoration companies don’t want you to know is that not all mold is dangerous. Truth of the matter is mold is all around us and every indoor environment has acceptable levels. Any inspection that is done without testing is simply a guess at what is going on with your indoor air quality. Our service is so valuable because our air and surface samples offer hard evidence about what is going on in your home or business.
Any respectable mold remediation company who is suggesting a home or business needs professional intervention should support the idea of a third party company like MI&T coming in to do an inspection and mold testing. Even when it is known that a problem is present, customers still benefit from involving us in the process. Our samples collection lets you know exactly what is going on gives a clear picture of PRECISELY what needs work. Determining how far a problem has spread is crucial in determining the size of a work area. If we can contain the work area, you can be sure you’ll save on your restoration cost.
We have no problem letting our clients know that elevated conditions do not exist and no further action is required. However, when a problem is present we offer a detailed report with a step-by-step protocol for removal. In the long run, it is very likely that you are going to save money by spending some on getting an inspection first. Either you get peace of mind with our test results showing there is no problem or a mold is non-toxic. Or you save money going into the remediation process with our detailed protocol to ensure only necessary work is done and the job is done right the first time.
Everyone has a different reasons that brought you here is, the experts at MI&T are here to help you get answers to the questions you have. If you think that your home or business may have this type of problem, it is important to act quick and get it taken care of. We say this not because you are in imminent danger, but because the sooner you find these types of problems the easier they are to get rid of. Take some time to look around our site to get answers to frequently asked questions. Give us a call at 855-600-MOLD to speak to a customer representative.
Unbiased Mold Testing
When looking for someone to handle work inside your home or business, we understand that customers want to work with a company they can trust. MI&T operates under a strict code of ethics. With an independent inspector, you truly never know what you are going to get. Mold Inspection & Testing has operating procedures that employees must abide by so customers can expect excellence regardless of their location or what types of problems they are experiencing. If you are having indoor air quality issues, the choice should be clear; use MI&T, the most trusted mold testing company in the nation. Many people initially are unsure about dealing with a nationwide company, but there is a reason we a wide range of returning customers and such positive feedback. When you hire a local inspector who is basically running a one man show, you are putting yourself at risk for getting bad inspector. While there are plenty of great technicians out there, there are also many who have complaints or do bad work. If those unhappy customers complain to the inspector nothing is really done and they continue going on about their business. At MI&T, we have a much better system of checks and balances. All customers complaints/concerns are taken very seriously and we are not afraid to replace an inspector if we feel he/she is not the best person for the job.
“I know I have mold, I can see it. Why do I need a mold inspection?” This is something that many people wonder and a question we get quite a bit, especially when trying to explain to other people about our business. Well you don’t NEED a mold inspection, but here is how clients do benefit from getting one and how our service is valuable. The most important thing that we offer is an evaluation of your indoor air quality. When indoor growth problems exist, they release thousands of spores into the air that have the potential to cause health problems. Without taking air samples, there is no way to determine how far this problem has spread. Most of the time when situations like the picture above exist, we see elevated levels throughout the entire floor of a home or business. In order to fix these air problems, extensive air cleaning needs to take place. You should also understand that the visible growth that you see is often only the tip of the iceberg. Chances are once you see something on walls, furniture or above a professional mold remediation will need to take place. Bringing us in first will allow you to go into that process informed and our report will lay out every step that needs to be taken. Knowing the scope of work will not only help keep costs low, but also make sure your indoor environment gets fixed correctly the first time. On the other side of things, if you do not see anything, but are experiencing other symptoms of a mold problem you may be right. Our expert inspectors have seen just about every situation that you could imagine. If what you are experiencing in your home or business is due to mold, we WILL find it and provide you with the information necessary to get rid of the problem.
The Mold Removal Process
If you do decide to go directly into the mold removal process, we highly recommend that you hire an inspector separate from the restoration company hired to complete post remediation clearance testing. Whenever a professional is brought in to clean an area, they use a containment as the work they are doing is actually releasing a significant amount of mold spores into the air. At the same time they run air scrubbers to filter out these spores and return the area to normal. Clearance testing is done by taking an air sample from within a containment area to make sure the air has returned to normal. This should be done before the rebuild process so the company hired can do additional work if necessary.
Here is a quick recap for how our process works:
- Call or Email us to Schedule an Appointment
- Visual Assessment of Property
- Air and Surface Sample Collection
- Tests Sent into Independent Lab for Analysis
- Client and Inspector Receive Lab Results
- Inspector Provides Client with Detailed Protocol for Mold Remediation (If Necessary)
- Clearance Testing (If Necessary)
- Full Customer Support Throughout
Some people seem to be skeptical about choosing a nationwide company rather than a local company. We actually take pride in the fact that we are nationwide and have no problem letting our client know that. We can assure you that even though our company services multiple major metro areas, we have just as much local presence and do just as much if not more business in your area as any other inspector you would choose. On top of that, dealing with a larger company brings something to the table that simply isn’t there with an independent inspector. Having the inspector be an employee creates a nice system of checks and balances. Not only do our experts in the office look over reports and go to each other for advice when they are unsure of a problem, but it also protects the customer. If you are unhappy with your independent inspector, you will complain to them and that will be it; they don’t have to worry about any sort of discipline. With MI&T, we take any complaints we get from a customer seriously. If we feel the problem is serious enough or complaints are reoccurring, we have no problem letting the inspector go in hopes of finding a better one to take their place. This ensures that each of our customers is getting the most out of their money and a qualified, hardworking inspector to evaluate their property.
We appreciate you taking the time to visit our website and hope that you have learned everything you need to know about this subject. If you have other inquiries, want to ask something specific about your home or business, or would like to schedule an appointment please give us a call at 855-600-6653 and we will be happy to assist you.