We have a wide range of services to meet your specific needs.
We look deeper into the overall air quality and what their root causes may be.
All inspections are not created equal.
We are Forensic Environmental Inspectors
Our inspections are tailored to each unique situation. In general, our steps may include:
Questions about your concerns, symptoms, and other pertinent information related to your situation.
Visually looking at areas of concerns, patterns of air flow within the building, and exterior factors.
A verbal assessment of anything we may have found.
The use of specialized equipment such as handheld VOC detectors, flashlights, moisture meters, gas sniffers, etc. as needed.
A detailed written assessment and step-by-step estimate, if needed, emailed by the next morning.
A person who specializes in anticipation, recognition, communication, and control of environmental stressors that may result in illness, impairment, or affect the well being of people, animals, or physical structures.
The science of in-door air quality focuses on scientific and technical information, physical data, and critical analysis of a confined space.
Forensic science encompasses a number of scientific fields and has grown out of the need for a platform to present scientific investigations that address environmental contamination as well as the evaluation of the basic science that serves as the underpinnings to those activities.
We have testing options for a number of different air quality problems.
Testing the air or surfaces for mold. All tests are not created equal. Mold spores are microscopic. Mold growth is only visible when deterioration of a surface has occurred or a large amount is present. Different environments and surfaces require different types of tests and testing equipment. In most buildings and cases, air sampling and a swab testing are needed.
Meth Lab Testing
Testing for components or byproducts from the making of meth. Not all signs of a meth lab environment are readily visible. Byproducts are present and harmful well after a meth cooking event has occured.
VOC / Air Quality Testing
Testing for volatile organic compounds or VOCs. VOCs are present in everyday products. The fumes and odors from from wood stains and products, freon from an old refrigerator, and formaldehyde in the air are just a few examples. Sometimes a bad odor is more than just a bad smell and can be harmful.
Other Specialized Testing
We offer other testing to suit your needs. Examples include smoke residue or high heat testing after a fire. The laboratories we work with offer us a wide variety of testing and collection methods to help no matter what your situation may be. Contact us for further information or with questions.
Cleaning the air you breathe, the surfaces you touch, and getting to the root of the problem.
The complete package.
Prep - The prep work is just as important as the finished product. This step allows us to control spore movement throughout the process.
Cleaning - Getting surfaces ready for treatment. This step is the longest and most labor intensive part of the process.
Treatment - Killing spores and giving you the best breatheable air possible. The star of the show.
This step can include the tearout of surfaces, scrubbing, Hepa-vacuuming, hand wiping, and sweeping.
This step can include containment, ventilation, duct cleaning, and installing a UV light.
This step can include stain removal, the application of mold killing products, and fog sanitizing.
Ventilation, air movement, and humidity control are the keys to keeping mold from growing within a building.
Your house needs to breathe!
Caution: Don't feed the mold!
Movement is the key!
Ventilation is one key to air quality in a building.
As buildings get more energy efficient, the amount and type of ventilation may not adequate to keep up with the changes made.
Lack of ventilation allows mold spores, moisture, and conflicting temperature areas to become trapped within the home.
This can allow for mold growth, moisture for mold to feed upon, ice cover and ice melting within your attic that shows spots in the livable areas, and damage to your roof to name a few!
Air movement is the second key to air quality.
Air movement helps particles in the air land in smaller areas through out the home and to also get collected into air filters in the furnace.
Air that moves smells better. Stagnant air has a distinct odor like a closet at a relative's house that hasn't been opened for awhile.
Lack of air movement allows particles and dust to collect in larger areas and grow if the right conditions exist.
This can allow for mold spores to form a community in your basement, bathroom, attic, or other areas.
Humidity and moisture in the air is the last key to controlling air quality in a building.
Humidity and moist air is present everywhere, everyday, and in every building.
Controlling humidity through air movement and/or dehumidifiers is essential.
Humidity is the food that the commonly found airborne molds feed on. No other moisture, leak, or water source is needed.
Lack of humidity control can lead to continued mold growth, damp and musty odors, and a heavy feeling in your air.
The ability to reach and sanitize particles in the air quickly and effectively.
Fog sanitizing is quick and effective for neutralizing mold, germs, and other contaminants in the air you breathe.
Treating your air for mold, viral, and bacterial contaminants.
This is the backbone of what we do. This process allows us to treat everything in the air. We can reach into couches and carpets, over and into ducts, and into all the small places where a rag cannot reach.
Among the over 130 organisms the products we use can kill are:
Influenza A, B, & C
Hepatitus A, B, & C
Staphylococcus (staph infections)
Streptococcus (strep throat)