Worried your building might have moisture intrusion or mold problems?

Moisture and Mold Inspections

Worry your building might have moisture intrusion or mold problems? See leaks, drips, or water stains? Smell “musty” moldy smells? It’s time for a Mold Inspection.

Water problems do not usually fix themselves. A small roof leak, window condensation, faulty gutters, poor drainage, or leaky plumbing can start small but quickly create major problems in any building. Identifying and eliminating the source of moisture and the extent of water damage is key, and that requires a trained eye and the right equipment.

HBS quickly and safely finds sources of moisture and mold using a flashlight, thermal imaging (IR) camera, and moisture meters. We identify the extent of damage and report how to address the important issues. We provide mold sampling and testing if it adds value. With our report, your contractor or builder knows how to go beyond superficial repairs and get to the root cause.

Beside the services outlined below, in some instances HBS writes a Mold Remediation Protocol (MRP) outlining requirements for the safe removal of mold from a building. Mold Remediation Protocols are very detailed instructions that include safety requirements and scope of work for your specific project. Our MRPs are designed in accordance with industry-accepted standards (IICRC S520 Mold Remediation Standard).

Mold Clearance Testing services are available upon request, and often this will follow a mold inspection and mold mitigation.

mold inspectionsWe are committed to helping those with asthma or Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) and do not wear offensive fragrances.

Mold Inspection Success Stories

Commercial: A medical packaging plant had recently installed a new Reverse Osmosis (RO) water filtration system. Ironically, the RO system leaked in the walls and did more harm than good. We performed a Mold Inspection and defined the scope of work. We performed air quality monitoring during remediation, and mold clearance testing upon project completion. In the end the company had sufficient documentation to satisfy their investors and regulatory agencies that they had done their due diligence and fully contained and mitigated the mold problem. We helped minimize their down-time with a speedy response, and they were happy their employees were given peace of mind after our inspectors reported their final findings.

Residential: A client with severe mold allergies suffered inexplicably in two rooms of her fiance’s home in San Jose. During our mold inspection we found four sources of moisture and three places with active mold growth of which the client was unaware. A week after her contractor had fixed the moisture issues and removed the mold, we got a call saying she could finally be comfortable in her fiance’s home. We may have even saved their marriage!

Mold Inspections: Testing Benefits

Mold InspectionsHBS brings qualified inspectors and high-tech testing equipment to every job. Through strategic partnerships with high quality labs we are able to offer affordable and reliable mold testing. We provide user-friendly interpretation of scientific lab reports. Our reports include photos to help convey what we found and instructions on how to mitigate and create a healthier indoor environment.

Water Damage and Mold Inspection Services

  • HBS meets you onsite
  • We do not spread spores and cross-contaminate spaces.
  • We usually inspect the whole house
  • We take mold samples only if it adds value
  • We email or mail our report
  • We follow up with a phone call

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