Limited Mold Inspection
A limited mold inspection is performed by an IAC2 certified mold inspector.
The difference between a Complete Mold Inspection and a Limited Mold Inspection is a limitation of the non-invasive visual examination of the building. The limited mold inspection does not include a visual examination of the entire building, but is limited to a specific area of the building identified and defined by the inspector and agreed to by the client.
The inspector and client prior to the inspection shall agree to the limitation of the visual examination. As a result, potential sources of mold growth in other areas of the building may not be inspected.
The inspector will perform:
• A non-invasive visual examination of the readily accessible, visible, and installed systems and components of the only the specific room or area defined by the inspector
• At least two air samples
• Probably one surface sampling at an area of concern
The inspector will report:
• moisture intrusion,
• water damage,
• musty odors,
• apparent mold growth, or
• conditions conducive to mold growth.
• results of a laboratory analysis of all mold samplings taken at the building.
The limited mold inspection is a fast and affordable way to confirm the existence of mold and, if possible, determine the type of mold present in a specific, defined area of the building.
An example of a Limited Mold Inspection: The client requests a limited mold inspection to be performed. The scope is specifically limited to the under-floor crawlspace of the building. Only the crawlspace will be inspected including a non-invasive examination of the crawlspace. At least one mold sample will be taken, typically a tape sample if apparent mold is visible.
A Limited Mold Inspection includes:
• Visual examination limited to a specific, defined area of the building
• Mold samples
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