Mold Inspection

Foresee potential mold formation and prevent costly infestations

Capture photo evidence of mold presence with a mobile app

A mold inspection aims to detect the presence of molds in a property or facility, determine its cause, and eliminate it. Landlords or property managers should regularly perform mold inspections to foresee potential mold formation before they turn to an infestation. 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.

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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

  2. 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?”

  3. Outdoors

  4. 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?”

    Mold inspections can be tedious because it seeks to protect the whole property area from mold infestations—both in the interior and exterior of the property. With a mobile inspection app like iAuditor, you can easily keep an eye out for potential mold formation and prevent costly infestations. Use iAuditor for your mold inspections and be able to:

    • Convert your paper forms into digital checklists
    • Conveniently perform mold inspections on your mobile or tablet device
    • Take or attach photos and add notations during inspection
    • Get insight on the condition of your properties with analytics
    • Automatically generate comprehensive reports and share with team members. Preview sample report.
    • Use for free with small teams. Unlimited reports and storage, integrations, and real-time analytics for premium accounts.
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1. Mold Inspection Checklist

A mold inspection checklist is used to check for mold presence on both the interior and exterior of a property. This checklist is specifically built to use for mold inspections on residential housing. Property managers and landlords can use this checklist to ensure that property is free from the manifestation of mold and bacteria. Maximize the use of this digital checklist by following the steps below:

  1. Conduct a visual inspection on both indoor and outdoor areas and answer with ‘Yes, No & N/A’ responses
  2. Provide actions to areas identified to have mold or bacteria
  3. Add comments or notes
  4. Take photo evidence of identified mold presence
  5. Sign off by capturing the digital signature of the assigned inspector

2. Mold and Moisture Checklist

A mold and moisture checklist is used as a guide in inspecting residential properties for signs of excess moisture and mold growth. Use this checklist to immediately detect and treat the presence of mold to avoid negative health problems. This checklist specifically covers areas such as:

  1. Basement / Crawl Space
  2. Exterior / Yard
  3. Floors, Ceilings, Windows, & Walls
  4. Kitchen & Bathroom
  5. Attic
  6. Appliances