MOLD INVESTIGATION AND REMEDIATION
EnviroHome is an expert in Mold Indoor Air Quality/ Moisture Entry Investigations or M-IAQ/MEI.
M-IAQ/MEI's are commonly performed following hurricanes and other water entry events commonly associated with insurance claims or recurring health concerns related to mold.
Call now to discuss your Mold remediation needs!
OUR INSPECTION FOCUS
Is the house currently impacted by mold and do health concerns exist?
Are there wet or water damaged building materials in the home?
Are there indications for the potential for hidden mold concerns within the building/residence?
What is the cause and origin of the moisture problem that has led to mold amplification?
What is the extent of mold impacts within the home?
What steps must be taken to correct the source of the moisture entry problem?
What steps must be taken to address the removal of the mold?
KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN HIRING A CONSULTANT TO TEST FOR MOLD
Is the company a State Licensed Engineering firm? Do they have building construction experience and are they a certified in the state?
By hiring a State licensed engineering firm you are ensuring that your company is qualified in all components, construction, indoor air quality and moisture entry, to properly evaluate and address the problem. Mold problems in a home or structure are caused by water/moisture problems. It is critical that the person inspecting your home/building is knowledgable in building construction practices and mechanical systems (HVAC, etc.) so that the source of the problem is identified and corrected. EnviroHome, Inc's inspectors are not only state licensed engineers but they are also building contractors and certified indoor environmentalists. Additionally, in many states, companies offering mold related services must now be licensed or certified mold assessors.
Does the company have E&O Insurance?
Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance is likely the only recourse that a homeowner will have in the event that their mold testing firm misses something in the inspection. E&O insurance that covers mold related liabilities is very difficult to procure and requires extensive experience and qualifications. Having E&O insurance goes a long way to establish the credibility of the company you are hiring. EnviroHome, Inc. is one of the few companies who can qualify and does carry E&O insurance. Make sure that you hire a company that carries at least $1,000,000 of E&O insurance.
Will every room be tested as well as the HVAC system?
Hidden mold concerns can be isolated to a specific area of the residence. As a result, the inspection should include detailed inspection and testing of every room and area of the house separately. The HVAC system is a prime source for dust, dirt, moisture and mold and as such, should be tested or evaluated separately.
Will they use infrared cameras and moisture meters to look for hidden water/moisture entry concerns?
Infrared cameras and moisture meters should be used to evaluate the building material moisture levels throughout the house. Infrared cameras are necessary to visually inspect inaccessible areas such as high ceilings and the underside of the roof deck in the back of the attic.
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