ermalere are many reasons that could have brought you to the home of the best Mold Inspection and Mold Testing company in Los Angeles CA. Regardless of exactly what brought you here one thing is for sure, something has you concerned that mold may be a problem in your home or business. Here is the good news, our company operates without any conflict of interest. Since we take no part in the mold removal process, you can be sure we are there to give you honest answers and won’t have to worry about trying to use scare tactics to pitch expensive repairs. There are no regulations or licenses in the state of California, but all of our inspectors are certified with years of experience.
Certain symptoms or common problems bring people to us on a regular basis asking for help. One thing that many people notice when having a mold problem is a musty odor or a strange smell. Some people start to worry about their indoor air quality after being sick for some time or experiencing reoccurring issues; usually respiratory problems. Another reason why people come to us is they are purchasing or leasing real estate and want to make sure they are not taking over someone elses problems. Others choose to get mold removal done right away and call on us to make sure the job was indeed completed correctly; otherwise known as a clearance test. Visible growth on clothing, furniture, and/or building material is another reason why people choose to hire us for a Los Angeles mold inspection. Last but most certainly not least, is when people are simply looking for peace of mind. There may not me any particular symptoms of a mold problem, but some people want their air quality tested for peace of mind for them, their families, or co-workers.
Professional Background (Include any relevant schooling, certifications or work experience):
I have 20 years of mold inspection and remediation experience. I worked for several Servpro and Service Master locations for over 15 years as part of a remediation crew where I was hands-on in the critical processes of water damage mitigation and remediation. After that, I advanced my title to Mold Inspector at MI&T. Being on the other side of mold has made me well-rounded in mold inspection. I obtained a certificate in WDR (Water Damage Restoration) in 2005 and a certificate in Lead and Asbestos Abatement in 2011. This year, I have taken courses at NATCHI online and I passed the final exam with a high score. In 2020, I plan to achieve the CRMI (Certified Residential Mold Inspector) certificate from PMII.
Major Metro Served: How long have you lived here and what do you like most about living in this area.
I have lived in Southern California for 28 years and I enjoy being able to go to the snow, or see the beach, or go the desert in the same state.
What do you like most about being a mold inspector?
I love interacting with my clients and speaking to them about my knowledge of the field. I take pride in helping families live in a healthy environment.
Describe an inspection that you are particularly proud of: (Specifics on mold issue, Client relationship, What was rewarding about it)
A recent client of mine, a new homeowner with two children, had just moved into their new home one month prior to the inspection. The homeowner had dealt with mold at her last property, so she was familiar with the damage it could cause. She had begun to tell me that her children had been feeling sick since they moved in, but the home inspector did not spot any mold. As I was surveying the area, I had not inspected any visible mold either. On my out, I realized that there could be a problem in the closet of the bedroom, so I asked for permission to investigate. After moving boxes of toys out of the closet, there was visible mold present about one foot high up the wall. I discovered more mold growth when I pulled up the carpet. I advised the client and her children to stay away from the room until test results arrived. The client was pleased with my work.
Why should a prospective client choose you to perform their mold inspection?
With a friendly and eager attitude, I believe I am personable as well as trusting to a client. I build relationships with my clients where they feel confident to ask me questions and refer me to others. I am truthful and I understand the importance of confidentiality when I enter a home. I am professional and understanding of how to conduct a proper inspection.
Mold Inspection & Testing Los Angeles California
While there will never be 2 properties that have the exact same problem, you can be sure that our expert inspectors have seen situations that are very similar to yours numerous times. Here at MI&T, we only hire the most qualified inspectors and equip them with state of the art technology to make sure we figure out exactly what is going on at the location of the mold inspection Los Angeles California. The most valuable tool that our assessors have is their moisture detection tools; either a moisture meter and/or thermal camera. This piece of equipment can look at a building in a way that the naked eye simply cannot. Because early detection is your best defense against avoiding expensive remediation bills, having this at our disposal is a huge advantage in the fight against mold. You can be sure that if there are any places where water is starting to seap in, we will locate it.
Los Angeles mold testing is how we get concrete evidence that backs our claims of what is going in your home or business. There are normal levels of mold in every indoor environment. Air sampling is done by comparing one or more samples taken from inside to an outside sample that serves as a control and sets a baseline for what is acceptable. Whenever any visible growth is present, we will recommend that a surface sample is taken. Matching up the species of mold in the air with the physical sample will ensure that we have found the source of a problem. Swab samples are also important for another reason. Certain types of harmful mold like black toxic mold are not easily airborne, so it is important to find out for sure exactly what that growth is.
Residents and business owners should know that MI&T is the most trusted mold inspection in the country. We have built a reputation for being one of the few mold test only companies in all of Los Angeles county. We know that unless you have dealt with these problems in the past, you are unsure of what steps to take. Helping people just like yourself and getting answers to the questions you have is exactly why we are in business. Please call 424-652-8081 with any questions or if you are ready to schedule an appointment.