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Mold Inspection

Foresee potential mold formation and prevent costly infestations with a mobile app

Published 16 Aug 2021

What is a Mold Inspection?

A mold inspection is the process of detecting the presence of molds in a property or facility and analyzing its cause and then eliminating it. Landlords or property managers should regularly perform mold inspections to foresee potential mold formation before they turn to an infestation.

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Mold infestations can lead to further contamination and pose negative health risks to tenants (e.g., sinuses, wheeling and exacerbation of asthma) which in turn, can result in fines and legal disputes.

Areas to Inspect During Mold Inspections

Property managers or landowners should be responsible to perform mold inspections before and after the occupation of a property. Often, mold growth is invisible to the naked eye which makes it difficult to detect. To help you get started, here are the crucial areas where mold is likely to grow:

1. Indoors

Indoor areas such as the basement, HVAC, kitchen, ceilings, laundry room, attic, and living room are the most common areas inside the house where mold could grow. Do a visual inspection in these areas and answer guide questions in a mold inspection checklist like:

“Do you have any musty odors?” “Do the walls, floors and ceilings have any visible signs of cracks or stains?” “Is there any water damage or moisture in or around the fireplace?”

2. Outdoors

External areas of the property such as the foundation, windows and doors, central air unit, faucets, sprinklers hose attachments, and roof are also possible areas mold could grow because these are the areas that often get wet. Easily detect mold formation with inspection questions like:

“Do you have any musty odors?” “Do the walls, floors and ceilings have any visible signs of cracks or stains?” “Is there any water damage or moisture in or around the fireplace?”

What is iAuditor and How Can It Help with Mold Inspection?

iAuditor by SafetyCulture is a mobile inspection app that helps mold inspectors perform inspections faster and more consistently. With iAuditor, you can easily identify mold formations and prevent infestations from damaging the property. Here’s how to do a mold inspection with iAuditor:

  1. While on your mobile device or tablet, download the mold inspection checklist.
  2. Walk around and visually inspect the property for mold formations.
  3. Take pictures within iAuditor, provide annotations if needed, and attach them to your mold inspection checklist.
  4. Add in notes to inspection items and assign corrective actions to yourself or others.
  5. Complete the inspection by signing off with an electronic signature that automatically captures the time and date.

SafetyCulture Content Specialist

Jai Andales

Jai Andales is a content writer and researcher for SafetyCulture since 2018. As a content specialist, she creates well-researched articles about health and safety topics. She is also passionate about empowering businesses to utilize technology in building a culture of safety and quality.

Jai Andales is a content writer and researcher for SafetyCulture since 2018. As a content specialist, she creates well-researched articles about health and safety topics. She is also passionate about empowering businesses to utilize technology in building a culture of safety and quality.