During the PRV process, the state licensed mold assessor will conduct various evaluations to ensure the effectiveness of the remediation efforts. These evaluations will include:
- Inspection for visible microbial growth: The assessor will visually inspect the area to check for any signs of remaining mold growth.
- Measurement of moisture and humidity levels: Moisture and elevated humidity is a critical factor in mold growth. The assessor will measure the moisture levels of the building materials and humidity levels using an infrared camera and moisture meter to ensure they are within acceptable ranges.
- Air and surface sampling: Samples will be taken from the air and surfaces in the remediated area to analyze the concentration and types of mold spores. The air samples will be compared to a base control sample taken outside of the affected area and to pre-remediation samples if available. This comparison helps determine if the mold spore levels have been successfully reduced to an acceptable standard.
By conducting a thorough PRV, you can obtain important information about the effectiveness of the mold remediation process. This verification step provides confidence that the work was completed successfully, and the area is safe for occupancy. It also helps to ensure the health and well-being of the occupants by minimizing the risk of mold-related health issues. Additionally, having PRV documentation can be essential for insurance purposes and legal compliance in some cases.