At Core Environmental, LLC, it is our job and passion to minimize water damage and the problems it causes as much as possible. It takes as little as 48 hours for mold to flourish, which is why our water damage restoration services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Our Residential Services
Indoor Air Quality Testing
Water Damage Restoration
Crawl Space Remediation
Vapor Barriers and Encapsulations
Meth Lab Testing and Cleanups
New Construction Treatments
Eviction and Foreclosure Clean Out.
Inspection and Testing Services - Mold
Core Environmental, LLC conducts visual examinations of the buildings environmental condition. The typical process begins with an inspection and assessment of water damage and the extent of contamination visibly present. Further examination is sometimes necessary in certain cases to determine if any hidden contamination is present within wall cavities, etc. We do try our best to be as least invasive as possible.
Inspections and consultations may include the following, some of which for an additional fee (such as inspection reports, testing, etc): evaluation of existing mold damage in the property using the highest quality sampling equipment and the latest testing technology. Testing also includes the investigation of environmental conditions that may be causing mold to grow as well as identification of those items that may need repair or replacement. The inspection also identifies moisture intrusion areas as well as non-visible parts such as wall cavities, where mold can grow undetected by the human eye.
When this portion of the inspection is complete, our report will provide clear answers on amounts and type of mold that has been found, if any, and whether it is considered toxic or not. The answers will be given in the form of a comprehensive evaluation of the structure that includes a thorough walk-through, sampling of air (upon request for a fee/test), substances, and surfaces, and a complete report that will include:
1. Lab Analysis of samples (if samples were taken)
2. Findings, moisture testing results.
3. Remediation (removal) steps, if necessary
4. Environmental Guidelines
5. Preventive maintenance measures and recommendations
6. Photos and Diagrams
Some Key Points:
A typical inspection of a property lasts approximately one to two hours and may take longer depending on square footage. Each inspection is different and the number of mold samples (if requested and are available for a fee per sample taken) will vary depending on the size of property and scope of work. An outside sample is required and is taken as a comparison or baseline to interior samples taken. Therefore, if air sampling is conducted, the client should expect a minimum of two samples to be taken on any given inspection.
During the course of the inspection, Core Environmental, LLC will examine the overall condition of the property. After the inspection is performed, collected samples will promptly be sent to a microbiology lab for analysis. Turn around time for lab analysis and complete reports are available from the same day to one week. Unlike our competitors, costs will NOT vary. The same day result is the same price as results in a week. Results can be delayed due to the lab's workload or inclement weather.
If mold abatement (removal) is necessary, an estimate for work will be provided.
Core Environmental, LLC provides emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our emergency services include water damage mitigation, fire and smoke damage, mold and biohazard remediation, board-up and tarping services, catastrophe response, and mitigation services, and much more. We have the know-how and capacity to secure damaged property quickly and efficiently, helping to minimize secondary damage.
Whether cleaned on-site or packed-out and cleaned later in a controlled environment, skilled Core Environmental, LLC technicians are able to clean, sanitize and deodorize most household contents that appear at first to be unrecoverable. Through the use of the latest in cleaning technology, precious keepsakes may be kept rather than lost forever.
Why is Mold Testing Necessary?
Owner Liability / Health Risks
It helps determine types and concentrations of potentially toxic molds, which assists the assessor in determining whether or not an environment is habitable or needs to be vacated. This, in turn, helps to avoid exposing inhabitants and workers to potential health effects that may be related to mold contamination. Since there currently are no permissible exposure limits regarding mold exposure and susceptibility varies from person to person, it is highly recommended that testing is conducted to determine if contamination is at potentially toxic levels. Performing the initial testing will provide the owner with the protection of due diligence in case of a formal complaint or lawsuit filed by the occupant.
It assists the assessor in providing the most accurate mold abatement project estimate, thereby saving the customer money by avoiding the need for change orders if mold abatement becomes necessary. If an estimate is provided by visual inspection only, the size, price, and scope will be based on only what is seen, measured, and guesstimated. And since mold degrades building materials that it grows on, it should be removed as soon as possible so as not to cause further, more extensive damage that can result in added costs.
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