The causes of indoor air pollution are numerous. They include the obvious, such as the presence of black mold.
Even if there is black mold present, further study is needed as there are several molds which produce black spores including the common fungi cladosporium, alternaria and rhizopus. At EEI, we understand that there is often several steps involved in determining the health risk due to any black mold present. For example, the collection of air or wipe samples may be needed to determine the particular type of fungi that is the cause of visible black mold present in a home or business. Other exploratory techniques may be employed such as a moisture meter to determine if various building materials contain enough moisture to support mold growth. Once the health risk is determined, EEI personnel have the necessary skill and expertise in removing and preventing the regrowth of black mold.
Once the source of the black mold growth has been determined, EEI then provides our clients with recommendations on how to effectively eradicate the mold growth and prevent the black mold from regrowing. Sometimes the solution is a surface disinfection and in other cases the solution may entail the removal of building materials heavily contaminated with black mold.
The removal and/or disinfection of these items can be performed by EEI. In fact, EEI's employees are highly trained and experienced in containment procedures. Containment procedures are needed when removing mold contaminated building materials so as to prevent the dispersal of mold spores into non-contaminated areas of a building or dwelling. Improperly removed mold contaminated building materials can result in widespread illness among the building occupants. The illness is a result of mold spores being spread into a building or home as the contractor failed to use proper containment procedures. Mold spores become airborne easily, and if a containment fails, the airborne spores will readily spread into adjoining areas and possibly the ventilation system.
If a client requires testing of the visible black mold, EEI can identify the type of fungi responsible for the black mold and quantify the amount of black mold spores present in the air. EEI will then provide a client with a detailed report if desired. This report includes an introduction which provides the background, and scope of work for the project. The next portion of the report provides an executive summary of the data collected along with a more detailed description of the results. Conclusions and recommendations based upon the data are also provided. The report also contains a complete description on how the data was collected, including a summary of the sampling and analytical techniques utilized. The final section delineates the quality assurance and quality control measures implemented to ensure accurate data. Finally, the report will include an Appendix containing support documentation for the project.
Whether your need is testing, disinfection or remedial services, EEI has the qualified staff on hand. No matter what time of day, EEI's full-time personnel are available. All of our field workers are OSHA certified, state licensed, and insured. With over 100 years of cumulative experience in the construction and consulting business, EEI's employees are adept at handling our client's needs in a timely and cost-effective manner. This commitment to our client's satisfaction is why many of our projects are with previously satisfied customers.