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The investigative procedure generally consists of the following:

· Develop understanding of problem and history

· General walk around and then focused investigation

· Obtain information on all building materials and code requirements in area of loss
(i.e., type of materials, age, type of insulation, type of HVAC system)

· Building science and HVAC specialties

· Document environmental conditions within structure

· Perform moisture mapping and document fungal patterns

· Conduct environmental sampling

· Develop sketch of building footprint and document all evidence discovered

· Eliminate sources of causes of fungal conditions

· Connect the dots and develop a firm understanding of the Origin and Cause


Preparing to enter crawlspace for inspection.  Typically a dust mask is worn instead of a full face respirator.

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