When it comes to a mold assessment, it is different than mold remediation or mold treatment. And for business and commercial settings, it is a requirement in most cases by the NYS Department of Labor. So if you are looking for a professional mold assessment to help satisfy this criteria, then look no further than New York Indoor Air Quality Solutions. Let’s learn more about mold assessments and their importance.
What is a Mold Assessment?
Before looking to get a mold assessment, it is important to understand exactly what this process is. Mold assessments refer to the process of assessing whether there is or has been mold growth in a building. In a nutshell, mold assessments identifies any mold and serves as a guide on how to best cleanup the project.
Standard mold assessments includes questionnaires about the history of the building, any symptoms of people working inside the building, a visual inspection, and of course dependable mold testing. Testing for mold is a huge part of this process and is something you can trust us to complete.
What Mold Assessors Do
As professional mold assessors, we know how to handle mold and the issues it causes. Mold assessors, in general, are required to prepare a mold remediation plan that is specific to the issue at hand. And before any work is complete, the plan needs to be shared with the client for approval. This plan includes some of the following aspects:
- Estimation of the cost of the mold remediation. Learn more general information about the mold remediation process.
- The rooms and areas where work will be done.
- Estimated quantities of materials to be cleaned or removed.
- Which methods will be used for each type of remediation within each area.
- Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required to be supplied to workers.
- If the work is being done in a building with people around, then some sort of notification must be shared to notify all occupants of the process. In the post, share requirements that are appropriate to the size of the project, duration and points entry and exit.
- Any proposed clearance procedures.
- A specification of the containment in order to prevent the spread of further contaminants.
- Lastly, if a contractor is needed to fix underlying water and moisture issues, share what needs to be done in order to prevent any further mold growth.
Mold Assessments FAQ
Am I Entitled to a Copy of the Mold Assessment?
Yes, you are entitled to a copy of any mold assessments. Before we begin with the remediation, we will share the findings of the assessment in order to show transparency.
Does a Mold Assessor Perform Samplings as Part of an Assessment?
No. In most cases, air sampling and mold testing are not necessary as part of the assessment. This is mostly due to the fact that there are no national or state standards for “safe” levels of mold. This is because mold spores are a natural part of the environment, so they are always in the air you breath and on the surfaces you touch.
The most important element of mold assessments is the visual inspection. This effectively identifies the mold problems present and can determine safe cleanup strategies.
What is General Cost of a Mold Assessment?
The New York State law for mold assessments does not say how much this process should cost. There are a lot of different factors that go into the determining of the cost. So we recommend giving us a call and telling us about your situation. That way we can better understand the problem at hand and provide you with an affordable estimate for the work. After we talk, we can provide you with a more clear picture of what needs to be done.
Contact New York Indoor Air Quality Solutions Today!
New York Indoor Air Quality Solutions offers professional mold assessments that will get to the bottom of any sort of mold-related issue. Learn more about mold from the NYS website. Get answers to common questions and how to handle mold in your home or business.
Of course, you can reach out to our office for more information about mold and the mold assessments we provide clients across Nassau and Suffolk County on Long Island, New York. Many people over the years have turned to us for professional handling of mold problems. So please, do not hesitate to reach out today and give us a call. The number for our office is 631-275-5999.