What are Clearance Inspections? These are inspections done to ensure the work just completed, such as a mold remediation or category 3 water mitigation, has been done properly and the area is free of mold and/or the bad bacteria associated with category 3 water. (Category 3 water is water from any drain because of the bad bacteria and other contaminants that are present. I will use the phrase 'toilet water' when talking to clients to put it in proper perspective.)
When a mold remediation is performed sometimes a company (or its technicians) can get lax in following proper protocol when performing work. If a company knows you are not going to get a Clearance Inspection they may well not perform the work as well as it could or should be done. I have performed recent Post Mold Remediation Clearance Inspections where the company knew this inspection was taking place and it still failed inspection due to some missed preparation on their part.
Both types of inspections will involve verifying the areas are dry, visually acceptable and various types of samples are taken to ensure the bacteria is gone and/or the mold spore levels are within industry guidelines. A written report is prepared of the inspection documenting all related items and giving it a thumbs up or thumbs down. So help keep your family safe and have these Clearance Inspections performed.