Mold Inspection Services
A typical Mold inspection service will consist of the following elements:
- A thorough Inspection of areas of concern, emphasizing areas of water intrusion, if any.
- If required, moisture levels in the building materials in the areas of concern will be tested.
- Collection and Analysis of required Air-O-Cell samples or other air sampling methods inside and outside the building to measure the mold spores in the air.
- Final Report consisting of all findings and recommendations.
Bulk Sampling: Mold Swabs and Bio Tape
The sampling process using either Swabs or Bio Tape is primarily to confirm and identify mold or any other indoor air condition that may cause discomfort for the occupants in a building. Generally, when excessive moisture accumulates in certain parts of a building, mold growth will occur. It is impossible to eliminate all molds and mold spores in the indoor environment; however, mold growth can be controlled indoors by controlling indoor moisture.
Air Sampling: Air-O-Cell and Agar Plate
Using Air-O-Cell cassettes or Agar Plates, air samples can be collected and analyzed by an accredited and licensed laboratory, to confirm the presence and identification of mold spores. Generally, the presence of mold spores in the air in a building, at levels greater than the outside, indicates a mold source inside the building.
Mold Abatement Monitoring and Testing
Although no regulations exist at present for the Remediation of Mold in Buildings, Westchester Environmental LLC will use, at a minimum, recommendations based on the following documents, to establish remediation procedures and re-occupancy criteria:
- EPA Document EPA 402-K-01-001”Mold Remediation in Schools & Commercial Buildings”
- US Department of Labor / OSHA “A brief Guide to Mold in the Workplace” and
- NYC Department of Health – Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Disease Epidemiology –“Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments”