Air Quality Assessment
Indoor air quality
(IAQ) is a term which refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants.
IAQ can be affected by gases (including carbon monoxide, radon, volatile organic compounds), particulates, and microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria). Determination of IAQ involves the collection of air samples, monitoring human exposure to pollutants, and collection of samples on building surfaces.
The most common IAQ complaint in the State of Florida is mold. Mold can present many health concerns such as watery, itchy eyes, a chronic cough, headaches or migraines, difficulty breathing, rashes, tiredness, sinus problems, nasal blockage and frequent sneezing.
Presented below are steps to correcting your seemingly hopeless mold situation:
Is the first step to be performed form mold and Mold Xtermiators, a Florida licensed mold assessor, will determine the extent of the mold contamination. Mold Xtermiators provides an extremely thorough mold inspection of your entire home, not just the areas that have obvious damage. The benefit to this is to verify the exact cause of the damage and to make sure there arenít any other areas that have hidden leaks, not yet discovered.
Mold spore testing.
Mold testing can involve either air or surface sampling; most of the time, both are necessary. Mold spore air samples should be collected from areas of the home farthest away from the mold or water damage to verify if mold amplification has been distributed to unaffected areas of your home. Mold spore surface sampling should be conducted on household items to determine if mold spore settling has occurred. Mold testing/sampling is also beneficial if you or anyone living in the home are experiencing allergy-like symptoms, as they could be related to elevated airborne or settled mold spores.