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Property managers or landowners have a responsibility to ensure that regular inspections are performed to detect mold in a timely manner. A mold inspection is the best way to detect an infestation in a building early, determine its cause(s) and eliminate it.
Mold infestations can have far-reaching consequences: The building fabric is attacked and the health of tenants is put at risk, which in turn can lead to fines and litigation.
A mold inspection checklist assist with walkthroughs of buildings and apartments. Step-by-step instructions ensure that all areas are thoroughly inspected for mold infestation. The data collected can then be used to prepare a mold assessment.
The spores of mold have a harmful effect on people's health. If a large amount of the spores enter the body through inhalation, allergies, irritation and systemic inflammation, as well as infections, can occur. For a layman, mold infestation in buildings is not too easy to recognize at first glance. It is all the more important to be aware of the typical signs of mold infestation:
In general, mold growth is not visible to the naked eye, making it difficult to identify. The following areas should be checked with every mold inspection checklist because mold likes to there:
On the exterior of a property, the foundation, windows and doors, central air system, faucets, sprinkler hose attachments, and roof are often affected by mold growth because these areas are often exposed to wetness. A mold inspection checklist should therefore answer the following questions:
If signs of mold infestation can be found, a mold test should be performed to provide clarity. It provides information about whether mold is present, can measure how high the exposure to mold is and, depending on the type of test, can also indicate which genus of mold is involved.
Such mold tests can usually be done without a professional. However, for a more detailed examination or if there is already a large mold infestation, an appraiser should always be called in to check the building or the apartment with further tests for mold.
If the mold infestation has been confirmed by a test or a mold report, it should be removed immediately to prevent damage to the substance and health. Depending on the severity of the infestation, various procedures are possible:
If there are several areas in an apartment or building where mold has occurred, it is worthwhile to use a checklist for mold removal or mold remediation, so as not to forget any spot. In addition, during mold treatment, notes can be made in the checklist as to what causes the mold. It is important not only to remove existing mold, but to prevent re-infestation.
Taking a mold inspection can be costly and tedious, as the entire area of the property must be walked - inside and outside. A mobile inspection app like Lumiform makes it easier to walk the perimeter and identify potential mold.
With the help of a digital mold inspection checklist and moisture testing , mold infestations can be identified early by making the following task easier to implement: