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With over 100 years of cumulative analytical laboratory and air quality experience, the team at AirWell has seen it all. We are glad to be a resource for our clients, providing an interpretation of results and opinions on steps required to properly address the issues that our clients face.
What testing should be done after remediation is complete?
Perform testing for whatever contaminant is being remediated. If that is mold contamination, then have a Certified Mold Inspector (CMI) perform an inspection and collect samples for mold. If asbestos is being abated, a post-remediation PCM clearance should be performed. If remediation is being conducted after a septic backup/leak, an inspection and sampling for E. Coli and Enterococci should be conducted.
How do I know if my test is a pass or fail?
In the narrative that is included with your analytical report, we will indicate any issues found and provide suggestions for dealing with these issues as necessary. You are also welcome to call us for a phone consultation once you receive your final report.
What testing should be requested when buying a home?
The answer to this question depends on your objectives and budget. Often the sellers of a home will do the absolute minimum mold testing to prevent the buyer from backing out of the purchase. Although this is the cheapest option, it is not in the best interest of the new residents of the home. The best option to determine if environmental conditions exist that could impact the health of a resident is to have an Indoor Air Quality expert perform an inspection of the property, with emphasis placed on mold, VOCs, and particulate matter. If renovations are to be performed, consider inspections for the presence of asbestos and lead paint.
Finally, if budget only allows for a DIY mold test, consider performing mold testing through ImmunoLytics (**Hyperlink to IM website).
What testing is required prior to renovating, remodeling, or remediating?
- If your home was built prior to 1978, a lead paint inspection should be performed in any area that is to be disturbed (e.g. – remodel, window replacement, painting preparation, etc.).
- If your home was built prior to 1980, an asbestos inspection should be performed in any area that is to be disturbed (e.g. – remodel, window replacement, painting preparation, etc.).
- If any visible mold is found during renovation, remodeling, or remediating, all activities should stop and the mold should be contained to prevent contaminating other areas of the residence. An inspection of the area may be necessary to develop the appropriate remediation plan.
How do I know if I have a mold problem and where it is located?
The best route to determining if you have elevated mold levels within your home is to have an onsite mold inspector perform a visual inspection, an InfraRed inspection for active water leaks, and collect samples to determine the current mold levels.
If budget does not allow the hiring of a Certified Mold Inspector (CMI), the next best alternative is conducting DIY mold plate testing through ImmunoLytics (**Hyperlink to IM website) in as many areas of the home as possible.