Destructive Testing – performed With Engineering Controls
Destructive testing is an investigative process that can be used to determine where a mold problem originated, and it helps to determine the scope of the remediation plan. There are often cases where a visual inspection does not suffice to properly identify all areas of contamination because most microbial problems are not visible. With the assistance of forensic consultants and the implementation of the proper engineering controls, layers of the structure are peeled back to pinpoint the exact source of the problem.
Destructive Test Process
- Identify probable areas for testing through visual inspection
- Construct and set up containment barriers
- Begin invasive investigation through structural layers
- Identify hidden source of water intrusion and mold contamination
- Develop plan for remediation, abatement and correction of the construction defect
The destructive testing process is used by our certified mold abatement technicians to access hidden areas where excessive mold growth and contamination is suspected to exist. Destructive testing can be used to find mold growth in reservoirs that have developed above ceilings, underneath floors and even behind walls.
This procedure is not only used to inspect and locate the source of contamination, but to remove the mold spores and thoroughly clean the affected area as well. Destructive testing is necessary in these instances because simply cleaning the visible mold will not eliminate the problem if it exists beneath the surface of the wall or floor.
At Sibley Construction Services, our technicians take extra precautions to ensure that the proper barriers are set up to isolate all mold-affected areas. This minimizes the amount of dust created during the course of action and allows the occupants to stay in unaffected areas of the residence or commercial building during the investigative process. Proper containment of the affected area with barriers helps to safeguard human health.
Contact us today to find the source of your mold contamination problem.