Issues related to indoor air quality (IAQ) and mold are coming to the forefront as homeowners, facility managers, building owners, property managers, school districts and employers continue to take a keen interest in ensuring the health and safety of their building occupants. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and mold problems can dramatically impact and individual’s health, reduce workplace productivity and morale, and adversely affect property values.
As a Certified Mold Assessment Consultant and member of the Indoor Quality Association (IAQA) Now Environmental Services is up to date on the latest testing and sampling techniques for IAQ and mold as well as current scientific information, and proposed Federal and State legislation regarding these issues.
Now Environmental Services routinely conducts comprehensive IAQ and fungal growth site assessments for institutional, commercial, industrial and residential clients using the latest technology and techniques. We follow a methodical approach designed to help our clients understand and effectively deal with their IAQ and mold issues.
Service call includes:
Multiple Air Samples inside the space for viable and non viable mold spores.
Bulk sampling of suspected mold growth. Process is capturing material on a glass microscope slide for laboratory analysis
Sampling of outdoor environment for benchmarking
Crawl space and attic inspection
Total moisture in building materials
CO & CO2 levels
Source probability assessment
Mold remediation/abatement protocol (extra fee)
The following references have been used when developing sampling protocol, evaluating data and making recommendations.
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
1) Bioaerosols: Assessment and Control
2) Guidelines for the Assessment of Bioaerosols in the Indoor Environment
Environmental Protection Agency
1) EPA 0402-K-01-001- Mold Remediation is Schools and Commercial Buildings
2) Building Air Quality – A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
1) ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62-2001 Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
2) Interpretation for ASHRAE Standard 62-2001
WISHA Regional Directives-Department of Labor & Industries
1) Appendix A: Evaluating Microbiological Contamination
Dr. Allen Clark IAQ Investigative Team Leader:
Dr. Allen Clark of NOW Environmental Services has over 10 years experience of performing IAQ and fungal assessment in general and in construction industries and residential settings. IAQ credentials for Dr. Clark include:
- Bachelors’ of Science in Chemistry,Haverford College,Haverford,PA.MD and PhD,Jefferson Medical College,Philadelphia,PA
- Mold, Spores & Remediation Training through the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
- Indoor Air Quality & Fungal Spore Identification, Denver Veteran’s Hospital, Denver, CO