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Mold Assessments

EE&G provides a wide range of in-depth inspections such as mold assessments and removal for mold found in buildings and on building materials. Our hygienists provide solutions and detailed data qualified to be used in court and insurance claims.

Our mold inspections can typically include:

  • Location of the source of the problem
  • Consultation for health problems caused by mold
  • Air or surface sampling, both culturable and nonculturable, if applicable
  • Data reports and documentation
  • The scope of work to remove mold, if necessary

The inspection will determine what kind of mold genus were found in any indoor environment. Our industrial hygiene experts will determine the cause of any indoor air quality problem and come up with a solution. Should Mold-Impacted materials be observed and subsequently removed, EE&G can perform a Post-Remediation Verification (PRV). The purpose of the PRV is to document completion of the scope of work and that the mold has been properly removed in allowance with current industry standards. A PRV typically includes a Visual Inspection, Air Sampling or Surface Sampling and Close-Out documentation.

These professionals, also known as certified Industrial Hygienists (IH), will charge an average of $300 to $500 to test your property and home for mold levels. That costs should factor into your total calculated costs, as added in above, for the mold remediation of your home.
Mold Testing: Air Samples. Air samples can be taken and analyzed in a variety of ways. The most common method uses a “spore trap” and is called a “spore trap sample.” Spore traps work by having a known volume of air pass impact a sticky surface as it passes through the spore trap sampling device.
A musty smell. Persistent physical symptoms (sneezing, runny noses, red eyes and skin rashes) that seem to lessen when the sufferer is not at home. If you see mold on the walls or floors of your home, and it’s less than a 3-foot by 3-foot patch, clean it using bleach and water, and let it dry completely.
Signs and symptoms of allergic rhinitis caused by mold allergy can include:
  • Sneezing.
  • Runny or stuffy nose.
  • A cough and postnasal drip.
  • Itchy eyes, nose, and throat.
  • Watery eyes.
  • Dry, scaly skin.
The most common black mold symptoms and health effects are associated with a respiratory response. Chronic coughing and sneezingirritation to the eyes, mucous membranes of the nose and throat, rashes, chronic fatigue, and persistent headaches can all be symptomatic of black mold exposure or black mold poisoning.
For people sensitive to mold, inhaling or touching mold spores can cause allergic reactions, including sneezingrunny nose, red eyes, and skin rash. People with serious mold allergies may have more severe reactions, including shortness of breath.