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INDOOR AIR QUALITY (Sick Building Syndrome) TESTING

 

MOLD INSPECTIONS, MOLD TESTING, MOLD ASSESSMENTS

Residential, Commercial, Medical Facilities, Government (Local, State & Federal)

Mold Inspections The Villages

SICK BUILDING SYNDROME:

Indoor Microbial Specialist specializes in the evaluation and investigation of typical Indoor Air Quality (Sick Building Syndrome) concerns that can originate from poor indoor ventilation, air contaminants, odors, moisture and wetness, fungus (mold) and bacteria contamination, and thermal conditions. "Sick building syndrome" is the name given to a collection of illnesses and symptoms that afflict multiple occupants of particular buildings.

The symptoms include sniffles;

  1. stuffy noses; itchy eyes;

  2. sinus infections; scratchy throats; dry, irritated skin;

  3. upset stomachs; headaches;

  4. difficulty concentrating;

  5. and fatigue or lethargy.

 

The key factors in diagnosing sick building syndrome are a rapid recovery and the disappearance of symptoms after an affected individual leaves the building.

If your facility has water leakage, mold could be causing your symptoms. Indoor mold grows in damp or wet areas such as bathrooms, basement walls, around windows, and near leaking water pipes. Moisture can also be caused by lack of maintenance, condensation, increased humidity, or climate change. Ceiling tiles, carpeting, drywall, and insulation can serve as food for molds, which require dead or decaying matter to survive. When molds are disturbed, they release spores into the air. When spores settle on wet surfaces, they grow quickly, digesting the surface and eventually destroying it. Strong odors are associated with some molds. Mold problems have

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increased as buildings have become more tightly sealed and energy efficient. Poor ventilation lets dampness collect on surfaces, which become reservoirs for molds. Heating and air conditioning systems can exacerbate mold growth by spreading spores throughout a building. Molds produce allergens, irritants, and, in some cases, toxic substances. Exposure to these substances can cause headaches, breathing difficulties, skin and eye irritation, allergic reactions, asthma exacerbations, and epistaxis.

 

WHEN SHOULD I GET A MOLD ASSESSMENT?

If you are not sure if you have mold or not, ask yourself these questions:

 

� Is there a musty smell coming from anywhere in your home or business?

� Has your home or business ever experienced a leak from sinks, toilets, appliances, or from the roof?

� Has your home experienced any other water problems before?

� Are you or anyone in the building experiencing symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, scratchy throat, itchy eyes, etc?

 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, there is a good chance you may have what is known as Sick Building Syndrome. You may need a mold inspection and mold testing performed in your home or business.

 

INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST Specialize in Comprehensive Mold Inspections & Mold Assessments Services):

� Single and Multi-family Mold Inspections

� Commercial, and Light Industrial Property Mold Inspections

� New Residential Construction & Commercial Construction

� Medical Facilities (Offices, Clinics & Hospitals)

� Government (Federal & State)

� Military Installations

� Condominium Mold Inspections

� Rental Properties Mold Inspections

� Expert Witness (court cases)

� Mold Inspections & Survey

� Indoor Air Quality Testing

� Mold Assessments & Allergens Testing

� Engineering and Environmental Consulting

� ERMI Testing & Evaluations

IAQA association

 

HOME INSPECTOR USA (HIUSA) & INDOOR MICROBIAL (MOLD) SPECIALIST (IMS) is a proud active member of the world renowned InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors), Environmental Solutions Association (ESA), Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) and the International Association of Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2). We have teamed up with the leading

provider of environmental laboratories testing services in the world such as: Pro-Lab, Environmental Testing & Research (ETR) and Environmental Monitoring Solutions (EMSL). We are also certified IAC2 (Indoor Air Consultants). We are committed to consumer education, we urge you to be present during the latter part of your Mold Inspection and Assessment when you can ask questions to the Mold Inspector and Mold Assessor on the spot and better understand our comprehensive technical reports.

 

INDOOR MICROBIAL (MOLD) SPECIALIST Comprehensive Mold Inspection report and Mold Assessments reports are customized for the individual client. Included in the Comprehensive Mold Assessment reports you will find extensive digital photography depicting the major issues found and detail description of the issues identified. Our Mold Inspector does not rely upon "canned" material or checklists as our competitor's Mold Inspector (s).

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