Indoor Air Quality Testing:
The air quality within the indoor environment can be affected by contaminants within the building and those introduced from outdoors. Our health and comfort indoors is closely associated with the overall quality of the air and other indoor stressors. Introduced chemicals, material off-gassing of VOC’s, MVOC’s, humidity levels, mold, bacteria, odors, and temperature, can have an adverse effect on the indoor air quality, our health and comfort. The certified professionals at SEBS understand these factors and offer viable solutions.
Indoor Air Quality Services:
- Mold Sampling
- Bacteria Sampling
- Allergen Sampling
- Volatile Organic Compound Testing
- Pesticide Sampling
- Chinese Drywall Testing
- Water Quality Testing
Mold Testing / Moisture Assessment:
According to the EPA, Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, and re-occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. It is impossible to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment. However, mold growth can be controlled indoors by controlling moisture indoors.
At SEBS, we understand that mold testing should only be conducted as part of an overall assessment strategy. Controlling moisture is the only viable method of controlling mold growth indoors. Therefore, a mold investigation or a mold sampling strategy should include assessment of the mold source or underlying moisture condition.
As part of your mold assessment strategy, we recommend the following (in accordance with industry accepted standards and guidelines):
- Visual Observations of the building exterior and air conditioning system(s)
- Moisture Testing of selected materials
- Thermal Image Scan for thermal anomalies associated with moisture
- Air and Surface Sampling for viable & non-viable mold spores
Please contact us to discuss your indoor air quality concerns.