Mold Testing, Monitoring and Remediation Strategies
The goal of Environmental Health Investigations, Inc. (EHI) in this rapidly evolving area is to assure that our New York (NY) and New Jersey (NJ) clients are assisted in avoiding potential problematic situations in a timely and cost‑effective manner.
EHI is the industry leader in:
Locating, Inspecting, Testing, and Assessing areas for mold
Developing sampling and analysis programs
Analyzing and quality assuring laboratory data
Developing remediation strategies and evaluating abatement costs
Creating mold training programs to avoid future infestations
Auditing field and remedial operations
Monitoring and Re‑inspection services
Proving Expert Witness Testimony
With an experienced staff unique in the industry EHI is committed to providing the attention and sensitivity required in this developing and highly visible arena. Our certified industrial hygienists and broad base experienced environmental professionals are well positioned to work with large or small organizations to address their mold issues.
Typically, EHI uses a stepwise approach with our clients to investigate conditions including mold infestations. A site visit is the first step during which a senior EHI staff member works with a company representative to evaluate the scope and depth of the required response. EHI then tailors a proposed work scope to the particular needs of the situation.
The most important initial step is a Phase I inspection and assessment of the extent of the mold growth and water damage. With our extensive experience with Mold Testing, we have identified that Sick Building Syndrome and Building Related Diseases are most often due to mold. Our Mold testing services include the ventilation systems and other systems not readily accessible. We use specialized equipment to view spaces inside duct work or behind walls to detect moisture and identify hidden sources of mold growth.
If driven by potential litigation, an appropriate bulk, surface and air sampling plan would be developed and conducted by EHI using proper sampling methods for mold and microbial contaminants. Samples are sent to an accredited (AIHA) microbial laboratory; one participating in the Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP) and the results reviewed and analyzed by EHI personnel.
The next step is remediation beginning with the development of a twofold goal remedial plan. The plan=s first goal is the removal or cleanup of all toxic mold contamination without spreading contaminated materials to clean non‑abatement areas. The second goal is properly repairing the building or building infrastructure (for example the HVAC) to ensure that water damage and moisture buildup does not reoccur preventing mold establishment and growth. EHI personnel would develop the plan and oversee its execution to assure the highest quality standards are employed to meet the goals.
EHI personnel would also serve as consultants and expert witnesses as required. Our highly trained and experienced personnel have the required skills and expertise to address the complex issues associated with toxic mold projects. We are also sensitive to the concerns of management and employees and can integrate these concerns to provide an understandable interpretation of highly technical information.
Our unique professional staff and our twenty‑year experience will assure our clients will be guided through this new area of concern with the same professionalism which has become the hallmark of our company.