If you are concerned about the presence of mold in your home or building, the number one priority  is the health of those living or working in the building. A complete and thorough assessment checking for humidity and moisture, as well as visual inspection that frequently involve the collection and laboratory analysis of air or specimen samples, is sometimes appropriate. Often, it makes more sense to simply take a step back and discuss with an expert your situation and what direction is best for YOU.

In many instances, mold contaminated homes and buildings need to only eliminate the source of the mold and clean up the resulting contaminant. Still, in other situations, where the mold source is not obvious and/or the type of fungi needs to be specifically identified, mold inspection, testing, sampling and identification, may be appropriate.

With Enviroshield you'll get:

  • Over 30 years of experience in the environmental industry
  • OSHA certified and trained technicians
  • Laboratory testing performed by American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) accredited and proficiency tested microbiology laboratories

Mold Health Effects

Molds are suspected to be a major source of indoor allergens and may also trigger asthma. The types and severity of health effects associated with exposure to mold depend, in part, on the type of mold present, and the extent of the occupants' exposure coupled with existing sensitivities or allergies.

mold and fungus sporeMolds produce tiny spores that reproduce. The spores waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. As the mold begins to grow, mold spores will be produced and will spread to other areas. Mold can grow on nearly any surface if the conditions are right. When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or un-addressed. There is no practical way to eliminate all molds and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.

How It Works

mold and mildew in the home Site Investigation:

  • Conduct site inspection, Interviews, field screening, testing of surface areas and spaces for locales that would be or could be conductive to the  growth of mold.
  • In instances where testing is appropriate, samples are collected and sent to an independent laboratory for analysis.

Site Investigation Report:

  • Issue a site investigation report that outlines the results of the initial site inspection, field screening and laboratory test (if performed).
  • A recommendation for no action or a remediation plan will be provided.
  • Surface areas that can be cleaned and restored are itemized along with those specific items that would be recommended for removal and proper disposal.

Abatement/Remediation:

  • Corrective action to either clean and/or remove the impacted areas (done by others).

Post Remediation:

  • If appropriate, post abatement field screening or testing is performed to verify the effectiveness of corrective actions.

Final Report:

  • The final report documents remediation action and results.