Initial Mold Assessments
Identifying Mold Problems at the Source
You think you might be dealing with a mold problem but how bad is it and what lengths are you going to have to go to in order to fix it? The answers to these questions will be determined by the results of an Initial Mold Assessment conducted by one of our experienced Mold Testing Consultants. At American Environmental Group, we recognize how critical it is that you get accurate, reliable results from your Initial Mold Assessment. We conduct all tests to the latest standards and requirements in order to ensure our custom-tailored solutions will be fully compliant. In addition, make sure to have your indoor air quality tested.
What Happens in an Initial Mold Assessment?
An Initial Mold Assessment serves two purposes: to find out how much damage has occurred due to mold and to determine how much work needs to be done to fix it. The assessment is performed by a skilled Environmental Technician who uses high-quality equipment and careful methodology to collect samples that are sent to an accredited laboratory for analysis. The subsequent data is interpreted by our team, who then develop a Remediation or Abatement Plan for the Mold Removal Contractor. We also provide thermal imaging to help identify mold.
AEG Environmental Technicians use various reference materials for field activities and the development of our Initial Mold Assessment report including but not limited to:
- “Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings,” U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Publication No. 402-16-01-001 (2001)
- “Recognition, Evaluation and Control of Indoor Mold,” American Industrial Hygiene Association (2008)
- “Guidelines on Assessment & Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments,” New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (2008)
- “Bio-aerosols: Assessment & Controls,” American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (1999)
- “Field Guide for the Determination of Biological Contaminants in Environmental Samples,” American Industrial Hygiene Association (2005)
- “Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality;” Standard 62.1. American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)
- “Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings” Standard 62.2, ASHRAE
- “Selected Standards for the Assessment of Indoor Environmental Quality,” Indoor Environmental Standards Organization’s (IESO) 2nd Ed. (2003)
- The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC)