Mold Inspections in Washington, D.C. Now Regulated by Law
Mold inspections in Washington, D.C., yield critical information about mold, inadequate ventilation, insufficient insulation, roof leaks and heat loss, which all contribute to poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and the environmental health in and around a property. Mold inspections in Washington, D.C. also help achieve a healthier home environment and can prevent permanent staining of walls and ceilings, protect the integrity of your building structure, and prevent damage to your home and belongings.
Some mold is normal and natural in every home or building. But when mold colonization occupies over 10 square feet experts, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, FEMA, and the Centers for Disease Control, recommend professional mold inspection in Washington, D.C. This is especially important if anyone is sensitive or highly allergic to the toxins released by mold or if you plan to renovate or sell your property. Only professional certification through mold inspection in Washington, D.C., can provide you with the vital documentation needed for necessary medical care, health or property insurance coverage, or any legal requirements for the sale or purchase of a home.
A 2013 survey by the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia revealed 50 percent of court complainants in rental housing conditions noted mold or mildew as a problem, but D.C. law did not specifically address mold standards. Until this year. With passage of the Air Quality Amendment Act of 2014, landlords of multi-unit rental properties in the District are now required by law to remediate mold when it is reported.
New technologies are also leading the way to effective mold control and remediation. Thermal imaging is a non-invasive technique employing infrared technology to detect unseen damage from moisture and it’s common companion, mold. Since water is a harbinger of mold, finding hidden water leaks with thermal imaging can help a licensed, certified mold inspector pinpoint specific areas in your home or building to determine if mold sampling should be done behind a wall or walls. This type of mold inspection in Washington, D.C., gives owners a clear picture of the extent of any mold contamination and sets specific parameters for future mold remediation.
Remediation can be expensive. The results of thermal imaging can clarify the amount of work needed and the costs involved. That’s why mold testing gives Washington, D.C. property owners the information they need to decide a successful course of action.
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