During the 1990's, there was considerable media attention paid to how mold and spores can affect people's health. While there is still plenty of research to be done, scientist and medical professionals both agree that there is a link between exposure to mold and fungal spores and a variety of health effects in certain individuals. Exposure to elevated concentrations of mold spores has been shown to cause hay fever and allergy type symptoms, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, Humidifier lung, Woodworker's lung, and sinusitis to name a few health affects. When an individual has a severely depressed immune system, exposure to elevated concentrations of certain types of mold spores can result in invasive fungal infections which in extreme cases can result in death.
For most people, the presence of mold spores results in either a unpleasant odor being present, and/or being afflicted with constant cold like symptoms. An important part of any mold and spores investigation is knowing how to test and how to use the data. At EEI, we have extensive experience in investigating and resolving indoor air quality problems caused by mold and spores. EEI personnel know that even if there is no visible mold present, there can be a mold problem. Problems with the building envelope, hidden leaks and chronic dampness can all result in mold growth behind walls, above ceilings or hidden in carpet. This condition in turn may result in a high spore count in an occupied space or unpleasant musty and moldy odors permeating into the building.
Upon the completion of any mold and spores investigation, EEI provides our clients with a report providing all the necessary documentation, if proof of due diligence is needed. 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.