Mold Inspection – What You Need to Know

Our mold inspection technicians utilize state of the art equipment and methodology to access, and locate water damaged areas where mold may grow.

Recent studies show that the airborne concentrations of bacteria and fungi increase significantly with humidity. Water can either transmits these harmful organisms directly to humans, or create environmental conditions where these organisms multiply and concentrate, and increase the risk of exposure and adverse health effects. Even when treated, water makes contact with organisms in a well-maintained structure, conditions are created under which the organisms (bacteria and fungi) may grow rapidly. The longer even “clean water” is permitted to stay in contact with a building, the greater the risk of a biological source that can affect human health. Colonies of bacteria and fungi increase exponentially when exposed to water damaged (wet) environments. The longer the environment remains wet, the more rapid and abundant the biological growth

When an infectious or sensitizing species of bacterium or fungus grows in large numbers of colony forming units, or to the extent that they overwhelm other species in an environment, the risk of sensitization, hypersensitivity reactions and other health effects increase proportionately. All humans, regardless of’ their health status, are susceptible to sensitization, depending upon the duration and concentration of the exposure.

Immuno-compromised individuals are also highly susceptible to adverse health effects when exposed to a water damaged building.

Fungal spores and wet environments often trigger asthma attacks. Individuals prone to asthma (about 7% of the population) are particularly at risk in water-damaged environments. Not only do humidity levels correlate with asthma: recent studies also suggest that biocides, such as those used in the restoration process, may also be a contributing factor to the asthma attacks.

Mold/Fungi and Indoor Air Quality Consulting

  • Initial Indoor Air Quality Investigations (Mold/Fungi) per Indoor Environmental Standards     Organization standards
  • Bulk Sampling of Building Materials and Contents
  • Swab Sampling of Building Materials and Contents
  • Surface Tape-lift Sampling of Building Materials and Contents
  • Air Sampling (Mold/Fungi)
  • Air Sampling for Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Hydrogen Sulfide, Methane
  • Occupant and Worker Exposure Monitoring
  • Remediation Project Final Sampling
  • Remediation Project Specification Design and Review
  • Remediation Project Management, Oversight and Monitoring