Residential Mold Investigations

During a property purchase, facility construction, maintenance or refurbishment, we can help you investigate and design programs to prevent or repair damage from water intrusion.  We know how to address the impacts from water intrusion, a precursor to mold. Unfortunately, mold can be found anywhere conditions favor their growth. For example:

  • Central air handling systems can become breeding grounds for mold, fungi, and other sources of biological contaminants and can then distribute these contaminants through the building.

  • Mold and bacteria thrive in warm, dark and/or moist places. Bacteria are a significant concern when buildings are impacted by sewage and flood damage.

  • The fungi “Stachybotrys” is a real cause for concern, high-level exposure to can cause adverse health effects in exposed persons.

  • Allergic reactions can range from mildly uncomfortable to life threatening, as in a severe asthma attack.  Some common signs and symptoms are watery eyes, runny nose and sneezing, nasal congestion, itching, coughing, wheezing and difficulty breathing, headache, and fatigue.

  • Biological contaminants are the real culprit in poor indoor air quality. In fact, studies show that some of the symptoms people experience from "sick building syndrome" are associated with the growth of odorous fungi and toxigenic molds in air conditioning systems, or on surfaces in the building.