Mold is a variety of fungus which grows from spores in the air and can settle and reproduce on surfaces. They thrive in temperatures between 40 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Therefore, routine mold inspections are needed for home and commercial property owners to check the health of their building infrastructure. Here we will discuss a few critical elements regarding Mold Inspections:

  • What is a mold inspection, and what do inspectors look for?
  • Why are they so crucial for the upkeep of property and infrastructure?
  • How does Fielda simplify and streamline these mold inspections?

What are mold inspections, and what do they include: Inspectors check properties for mold using various tools. One such tool checks for the concentration of spores in the air. Usually, both exterior and interior air samples are collected and analyzed. They also use air sampling to find out the humidity and water level in the air; high humidity is more conducive to mold formation. Inspectors also use thermographic readings to identify temperature differentials in a given space. Finally, visual inspection is used to locate affected areas; spots that are commonly prone to mold formation include the Air Handling Unit (AHU), exterior walls, attic and roof, and plumbing.  

Why are these inspections significant: Mold can cause several problems in the maintenance and upkeep of a property. Unchecked can eat into the walls, roofing, or flooring, causing damage at the surface and in layers below. This corrosion can sometimes result in expensive repairs. Molds also pose health issues. Inhaling air with spores and in areas affected by mold can cause respiratory conditions and allergies. Mold inspections help proactively monitor mold formation and conduct the necessary maintenance or remediation. Significantly, mold inspections are useful when properties are bought, sold, or leased. They help involved stakeholders validate the health of the building and anticipate any additional costs of repairs if needed. 

How Fielda simplifies Mold Inspections: During inspections, technicians use tools like the air suction and sampling machine for spore detection, air humidity readers, thermographic cameras, etc. These result in various readings and often involve some lab testing and reports. Fielda helps inspectors seamlessly collect data, customize how they enter the different data points, and coordinate with the lab and other individuals involved in the process. As a result, they can instantly share observations, highlight repairs required and communicate status updates to customers on the go. Fielda also helps inspectors include photos and videos of inspected property directly from their mobile devices for more comprehensive reporting.    

Collect: Gather mold inspection data effortlessly with Fielda’s customizable digital forms 

Share: Gain access to mold inspection data in real-time to share with owners, insurance companies, or potential buyers 

Manage: Assign tasks post-inspection and track completion status with Fielda’s custom workflow management feature 


About Fielda: Fielda helps companies manage and maintain their assets and gain real-time oversight of all tasks, workflows, and projects to improve operational efficiency, enhance team productivity and impact the bottom line. Whether it’s installations, inspections, repairs, replacement of parts, servicing and maintenance, or routine audits, with Fielda’s mobile data collection, GIS-enabled technology, automated and custom workflows, and analytics, you can eliminate errors, enhance response time, ease workflow bottlenecks, and simplify your field operations.

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