Testing the air quality of your home or business is a very important part of providing a clean environment for your family and employees. Air quality testing can mean several different things such as, testing for viable and non-viable mold spores in the air or on the surface, bacteria testing in the air or on the surface, measuring gaseous compounds in the air, testing for types of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), bulk testing of building materials, and dust collection.
We coordinate with the homeowner or building manager to inspect the property including structural components, contents, and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems for visible suspect microbial growth or unusually high amounts of dust and debris which may cause respiratory problems. Our investigative services include:
- Exterior Control Sample: This shows us whats going on around the envelope of the structure and give us a benchmark to help compare the interior samples.
- Interior Air Samples: They help us identify the mold spore count as well as the genus and species of the molds present on the interior of the structure.
- We perform a thorough inspection of all components including air handlers, filters, duct work, crawl spaces, attics, rooftops, air intakes and exhausts.
Phase One: There is no such thing as to much information
We want to know as much about your situation as possible. Not only will we be surveying the structure but also the people involved as well. Each scenario is different and different people have different reactions. The more we know the better we can assess the problem and offer solutions for your situation.
Documentation is key. Our protocol includes photographic evidence, a record of our findings, air temperature readings, intrusive and non-intrusive moisture readings, humidity readings, dew point, grains per pound, and thermal imaging.
Phase Two: The Solution
Once the problem or problems have been identified, you will be provided with a detailed scope of work and recommendations based on the most current and up to date industry standards. This may include:
- A comprehensive list of equipment used to document our findings.
- A detailed report of our investigation including findings, VOC’s, mold spore counts, its particular species, and structural breakdown.
- A detailed scope of work to be performed by a third party remediation company.
Phase Three: The Clearance
After the remediation has been completed satisfactory per the outlined scope of work we will perform a post-remediation verification to confirm that the indoor environment is back to a state referred to as “normal fungal ecology”. This includes:
- A thorough inspection of the property and contained areas.
- Air Sampling inside and out of the contained area.
- Once the results are compiled by a third-party lab you will be provided with a letter of clearance.