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Air Quality & Asbestos Testing

Indoor air quality inside your home/commercial space is never going to be 100% clean. However, if it causing respiratory issues then you should seek to have air quality testing done by an I.E.P. (Indoor Environmental Professional). Children, seniors, and small pets are usually affected before the average healthy adult. 

Air Quality testing is done by using the latest technology determining the presence of mold growth, types of molds, and the airborne mold spore concentrations by collecting samples from the indoor and outdoor air. There are two types of mold spores: viable & non-viable. Viable mold spores will grow if given the right conditions. Non-viable will not grow even if the right conditions are there. 

Sampling Process

When it comes to the sampling process there are many ways to test for mold. The most common is spore trap sampling. This process entails pulling air particles into the air cassette at 15 LPM for 1-10 minutes (clean environments) and 5 minutes in high mold activity areas.


At a minimum sampling should be collected in a complaint area, non-complaint area and outdoor setting for comparison. Sampling measures mold spores, pollen skin fragments, fibers, and inorganic particulate with an air-o-cell cassette. 


Surface sampling may be collected on a discolored surface to confirm that there is mold growth. Such methods are swabbing the affected area or using a tape lift

Dust sampling is another useful method on carpet using a dust cassette. 

Bulk sampling is done by removing a piece of affected material & sending to the lab for analysis. Preferred on porous surfaces such as: carpet, insulations, fabrics, fiberboard, oriented strand board (OSB) leather, & drywall. 


After samples are collected we send them to a third party, accredited microbiology lab to be analyzed under the microscope by microbiologists. Once air quality is determined, a report is created showing exactly what is in the air and how to get air quality back to normal conditions.


Providing a visual inspection to your home/ commercial space of areas that may be affected by mold growth. Provide detailed reporting of the source causing issue and how it can be remedied. 

Mold Inspection/Air Quality testing is needed when you notice the following:

A musky odor.

A growth on a material that you suspect to be mold but are unsure. This type of growth can be found on drywall, flooring, baseboards, and air ducts.

Begin to experience uncommon allergic reactions such as coughing, sneezing, skin irritation, eye irritation, difficulty beating, and asthma.

Detect moisture/dampness/humidity problems inside residence/commercial space.

Are purchasing/selling a home.

Pre/Post remediation work.

Types of Fungal Conditions

Normal Ecology: May have settled spores, fungal fragments or traces of actual growth that are a normal fungal ecology for an indoor environment

Settled Spores: Indoor environment which is primarily contaminated with settled spores that may have traces of actual growth.

Actual Growth: Has the presence of actual mold growth & spores. Actual growth includes growth that is active or dormant, visible or hidden. 

Removing Asbestos Roofing
1. Health Risks:

Asbestos exposure can lead to serious health issues, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. It is essential to identify and assess the presence of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) to protect individuals from potential exposure and associated health risks.

2. Legal and Regulatory Compliance:

Many countries have strict regulations regarding asbestos-containing materials. Testing for asbestos ensures compliance with these regulations, helping to prevent legal complications and potential penalties.

Why Asbestos Testing is Crucial

Asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral, was once widely used in various industries due to its heat resistance and durability. However, over the years, it has been discovered that exposure to asbestos can pose significant health risks, including respiratory issues and even cancer.

To ensure the safety of individuals and the environment, asbestos testing has become an essential step in identifying and managing potential asbestos-containing materials. This testing process involves the collection of samples from suspected materials, which are then analyzed in specialized laboratories.

3. Property Renovations or Demolitions:

Before conducting any renovations or demolitions in older buildings or structures, it is vital to determine if asbestos is present. Disturbing or removing asbestos without proper precautions can release harmful fibers into the air, endangering the health of workers and occupants.

5. Occupational Safety:

 Industries such as construction, shipbuilding, and manufacturing may expose workers to asbestos-containing materials. Regular testing helps to ensure the safety of employees and compliance with occupational health and safety regulations.

4. Property Transactions:

When buying or selling a property, it is essential to identify any asbestos-containing materials present. This knowledge allows for informed decision-making and may impact negotiations or the need for remediation efforts.

By conducting asbestos testing, individuals and organizations can proactively manage the risks associated with asbestos exposure, safeguarding both human health and legal compliance.

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