Indoor Air Quality Assessment
An Indoor Air Quality or Indoor Environmental assessment is much more than an inspection for mold and a lot more than the simple collection of a few air samples for mold spores. The odors you smell in your home are not always mold.
An Indoor Air Quality assessment must be conducted using a comprehensive whole-house or whole office approach to identify and correct contributors that may be compromising the indoor air quality within homes and offices.
To help identify these contributors that may be compromising your Indoor Air Quality, IAQ Solutions measures the actual performance of your HVAC System both Active (HVAC Running) and Inactive (HVAC Off).
What Does IAQs Measure For?
IAQ Solutions will measure each room of your home or office for:
IAQ Solutions IAQ Assessment Tools
The handheld IAQ Assessment tools listed allow us to identify contributors that may be compromising your indoor air quality on site at the time of our assessment. Collecting a few air samples for mold spores is not an Indoor Air Quality Assessment and sampling the air for mold spores is not an Indoor Air Quality sample. Its an air sample for mold spores.
LEED IAQ EQ 3.2 Testing
Boroscope (fiber optic) Inspection
Post Remediation Clearance Inspection
Black Light / UV Scan (long wave ultraviolet)
Air Quality Matters.
Comprehensive Solutions for a Breath of Fresh Air.
The Benefits of IAQ Inspections
✓ Identify Allergens in your home or office.
✓ Identify Asthma Triggers in your home or office.
✓ Identify the presence & source of mold spores in your home or office.
✓ Identify the source of unusual Odors or VOC's in your home or office.
✓ Identify the possible elevation of Particulate.
✓ Matter in your home or office.
✓ Employers increase productivity.
✓ Property owners protect their investment.
✓ Doctors find assistance with their diagnosis.
✓ Lawyers can show an association between mold and an illness.
✓ Real estate brokers can present properties with documented Healthy Indoor Environment.
Most Importantly you'll have a Specific Plan of Action to reduce or eliminate the Allergens, or Asthma Trigggers, Mold, VOC's, or Particulate Matter in you home or office.
Creating Healthy Spaces.
Protect Your Home & Office with IAQ Assessments.
The IAQ Visual Inspection
A visual inspection is the most important initial step in identifying a possible indoor contamination problem. The visual inspection is conducted with the aid of the seven principles of healthy homes, Dry, Clean, Pest-Free, Safe, Contaminant-Free, Ventilated, and Maintained. This is an essential part of the IAQ assessment.
The ventilation systems should be visually checked, particularly for filter efficiency, filter bi-pass, the storage of materials in the area of the air handler, and the systems overall cleanliness. The use of a boroscope, (fiber optics) to view space inside ductwork.
During the thorough visual investigation of your home or office (including the attic, crawl spaces and basement) we examine:
Heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems.
Moisture barriers for proper installation and condensation occurrence via existing wall openings and a fiber optics scope.
The moisture content of floors, walls and ceilings--even beneath surfaces--using a non-invasive moisture meter.
The temperature and humidity of the indoor and outdoor air using properly calibrated instruments.
All water-damaged areas and locate the point of water intrusion
Remember that collecting a few air samples for mold spores is not an Indoor Air Quality Assessment and sampling the air for mold spores is not an Indoor Air Quality sample.
Your Indoor Air Quality Mold Inspector & Consultant Should
1. Carry Certification By The American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) as a Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) With Accreditation By The Council for Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB). A CIEC is the most respected certification in the field of indoor environmental consulting.
2. Carry Environmental Consultants Professional Liability Insurance with Mold Coverage & Commercial Liability Insurance Including Environmental Liability From Legends Environmental Insurance Services, LLC. the gold standard for firms in the IAQ and Mold industry.
3. Only use American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Accredited Laboratories. Only laboratories accredited by AIHA have been assessed by AIHA and determined to be in compliance with AIHA Accreditation Policy Modules and ISO/IEC. NACLA recognizes AIHA’s accreditation program as compliant with the ISO/IEC 17011 standard.17025:2005.