At Connected Restoration, we are aware of the serious health dangers and liability factors associated with mold damage remediation. It is crucial to handle these situations as urgently and efficiently as possible. As RespirCare Associates, we are equipped with the training, equipment, and expertise, to handle these situations with care.
“RespirCare Associates are a group of professionals with diverse backgrounds ranging from building science to mycology. RespirCare Associates have as their combined mission to act as a network for the collection and dissemination of current Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) information to consumers and participating associates. All information provided by RespirCare Associates are sourced to United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) or Health Canada references. With a goal of Biohazard awareness, education, and investigation, RespirCare Associates are dedicated to the advancement of ethical IEQ professional practices through networking, training and certification.”
ACAC Certified RespirCare Analytical Data Review Personnel review all projects, verifying the inspector’s credentials and laboratory accreditations meeting the AIHA Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP) requirements.
Indoor Mold Assessment
- Visual assessment of moisture damage and suspect mold growth
- Electronic moisture measurements or infrared thermal imaging
- Mold sampling assessment
- Project Management
- Post-Remediation Verification
Asthma Triggers & Allergen Screening
- Visual assessment
- Dust sampling assessment (allergen identification)
Mold Sampling Assessment
Conventional Mold Sampling – The primary purpose of mold sampling is to confirm or rule out the probability that mold is growing or originating indoors. The secondary purpose is to identify and quantify mold spore types and concentrations indoors for potential health risk assessment. There are three conventional mold-sampling methods:
- Surface sample; involves using a sterile swab or direct tape lift to collect mold from a surface for direct microscopic examination and analysis.
- Bulk sample; involves physically extracting a piece of material from a surface for culturing or direct microscopic examination and analysis.
- Air sample; involves trapping air in a special cassette specifically designed for direct microscopic examination and analysis.
Your inspector will make sampling recommendations based on observations made in the visual inspection.
- All sampling supplies and field documentation
- All laboratory fees and analytical reports
- Data interpretation of laboratory reports and documentation of elevated and/or unusual mold conditions according to Health Canada, United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and American Conference for Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) references.
- Independent analytical review by a highly qualified RespirCare Analytical Data Review Specialist with an appropriate Board Awarded American Council for Accredited Certifications (ACAC) certification.
- Analytical review includes a reference report with links to the USEPA, Health Canada or IICRC S500 and S520 recommended guidelines for self-clean up or referral to an appropriate specialist.