The people in the areas of Austin, Texas that are worried about indoor mold growth damaging their personal possessions and harmfully effecting the health of themselves and those around them no longer have to worry as they have an partner in the war against mold! MI&T offers unbiased Austin mold testing without a conflict of interest. Our skilled assessors will answer all the questions that you have about these frustrating problems and find out once and for all whether you have a mold problem or not. Our sample collection offers physical evidence of exactly what you are breathing in on a consistent basis.
We get you answers by performing mold testing along with a detailed visual inspection by our technician. Free mold inspection Austin do not include this service and are quite simply just guessing at what is going on in your home or business. Air sample collection gives you hard evidence about the current state of your air quality. We can take samples of air from areas you smell or see something out of the ordinary. If there are small indications of excess moisture on a wall we can do in-wall samples to conclude if there is a problem beneath the surface. Surface sample collection is used when visible mold growth is present. Certain species of fungus are not easily airborne unless disturbed; this includes the feared toxic black mold stachybotrys. Identifying the species present is essential in determining whether or not the issue could be handled by yourself or calls for professional intervention.
Currently licensed in Texas as Mold Assessor Consultant, otherwise referred to as ‘Mold Inspector’. Texas State TDLR Lic.#MAC1528.
Started my career in 1993 in the indoor environmental and restoration field.
Extensive experience in mold inspections, mold remediation, water mitigation, construction, indoor environmental.
Certifications earned during my career, including but not limited to:( IICRC WRT; Water Restoration Technician)
( IICRC AMRT; Applied Microbial Remediation Technician)
( IICRC; Odor Control Tech)(IICRC; Fire & Smoke).
National Center For Healthy Housing Renovator, Lead & Asbestos Training,
IAQA Certified Indoor Environmentalist.
ACAC Certified Indoor Environmentalist.
Major Metro Served: Serves Austin TX, San Antonio, and everywhere in between.
What do you like most about being a mold inspector?:
; I enjoy helping people solve their indoor environmental and mold issues. I gain satisfaction with resolving these issues, knowing that I am helping people live healthier lives.
Describe an inspection that you are particularly proud of: (Specifics on mold issue, Client relationship, What was rewarding about it)
I had a client that had just moved into a home, he and his family started to become ill with symptoms of sneezing, coughing, and general overall fatigue (believe it or not, he had an exotic cat which was actually sneezing while I was there at the home for the inspection, this was one of the reasons he called us as well, he said his cat had been sneezing since they moved in). I did my inspection and found suspect areas in the basement where there was moisture in the crawlspace, and a musty smell. I recorded the moisture levels in my report and collected air samples throughout the home. After receiving the air sample results from the lab, it was determined that they had extremely high levels of Penicillium/Aspergillus molds spread through the air throughout the entire home from the basement. I made recommendations to the client to mitigate the issues, and within a few days time the home was healthy, and the client was extremely happy that all of their adverse symptoms subsided (including the cat)(true story). The client had me back to his home weeks later to retest the indoor space for reassurance, and we were all happy to find that the mold had not returned. I am happy to know that I was instrumental in helping them live a healthier lives by improving their indoor environment.
Why should a prospective client choose you to perform their mold inspection?:
I have performed over 600 inspections this past year with no complaints. I enjoy interacting with people, and work well with all my clients, always finding a resolved outcome in every situation. I have three decades of combined experience in construction, indoor environmental, water-damage mitigation, mold inspections, mold remediation.
Mold Inspection & Testing Austin Texas
For clients that do have elevated levels of mold in their home, we offer a complete protocol for restoration. This includes a step-by-step process for how the remediation should be handled and who should be doing the work. Austin Mold remediation is different than a standard remodeling job. When removing contaminated materials, you are sending thousands of mold spores into the air. For this reason, problem areas should be contained and equipped with an airscrubber while work is being completed. After contaminated materials are removed, walls must be hepa vaccumed and treated with antimicrobial solutions and sealants. These are things that professional remediation companies have the capabilities of doing that a normal contractor would not. If this type of work is attempted by someone without the proper experience, there is a good chance they will only further the air quality issues within the residence or business.
WHEN DEALING WITH THESE SORT OF ISSUES IN YOUR PROPERTY OR BUSINESS, YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU USE A COMPANY WITHOUT A CONFLICT OF INTEREST. HIRING A Austin MOLD REMEDIATION COMPANY TO FINISH AN INSPECTION IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOU DON’T WANT TO DO. THESE COMPANIES OFTEN OFFER FREE INSPECTIONS TO GET THEIR FOOT IN THEIR DOOR TO PITCH A LARGER, MORE COSTLY JOB. AS WE ALREADY MENTIONED, SOMETIMES CLIENTS HAVE RESULTS THAT COME BACK WITH NO PROBLEM AT ALL OR ONE SMALL ENOUGH TO BE HANDLED ON THEIR OWN. A VISUAL INSPECTION COULD NEVER TELL YOU THESE TYPES OF DETAILS AND SOME MOLD REMOVAL COMPANIES WOULD NOT FOREGO THE OPPORTUNITY FOR WORK BY LETTING YOU KNOW YOUR CONCERNS ARE UNJUSTIFIABLE.
HERE AT MI&T, WE OPERATE UNDER A STRICT CODE OF ETHICS. OUR INSPECTORS ARE THE BEST AT DETERMINING WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE A PROBLEM, WHERE THE SOURCE IS, AND GIVING YOU SPECIALIZED ADVICE ON HOW TO FIX IT. SO IF YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT YOUR INDOOR AIR QUALITY, CALL THE COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST AT 512-222-5565. WE ARE HAPPY TO OFFER OUR SERVICES TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CITIES AROUND Austin, Texas.