One Source Environmental will inspect and test for mold in your home, apartment, workplace, or commercial property. If you think you may have a mold problem or are buying or selling a property please contact us to schedule a mold inspection. A visual inspection in conjunction with air sampling and bulk/swab sampling (if there are any areas with visible mold) is done to determine if there is a possible mold contamination problem. This is perhaps the most important initial step and is used to make determinations of current problems and provide suggestions to prevent future mold growth before it becomes a serious problem. A certified mold inspector will examine all areas for water damage and mold growth. This will be done with equipment such as moisture meters, hygrometers, and boroscopes (fiber optics). Areas such as the HVAC system will be visually checked. Gypsum wallboard, ceiling tile, carpet, cardboard, and other cellulose material and surfaces will be inspected carefully for any signs of fungi growth. Any potential moisture problems behind sinks, tubs, walls, above ceilings, and on floors will be investigated for hidden mold growth.
Design services (creating remediation plans)
Upon determination of mold growth within a property, One Source Environmental will create a site specific remediation plan for your property. We will design the mold remediation project with an emphasis on cost effectiveness and safety.
Project management & monitoring services (overseeing abatement by other remediation companies)
One Source Environmental will manage your mold remediation project by overseeing all aspects of the project to ensure that the contractor is working in accordance with the site specific remediation plans. We are committed to a high standard of care, thereby reducing the risk to the contractors and building occupants.
One Source Environmental will perform a mold risk assessment in conjunction with an initial mold inspection. Assessing the risk of indoor mold contamination is an important step in determining the extent of contamination (within wall cavities and HVAC systems) and the extent of exposure to the inhabitants of the property.
Upon completion of mold remediation activities, One Source Environmental will perform a clearance visual inspection along with air sampling to ensure that there are no remaining airborne mold spores and that the mold has been completely eliminated from the property. No mold remediation project should be considered complete until a clearance examination has been performed.
Expert witness services
One Source Environmental has several Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) on staff to assist our clients with court proceedings related to mold contamination. Our senior staff has provided expert testimony in numerous litigations, providing testimony, written reports and laboratory analysis.
One Source Environmental will provide your employees with mold awareness training that will enable them to easily identify sources of water intrusion and mold/fungi growth within the indoor environment. Awareness training is essential for those with employees likely to be exposed to mold within the indoor environment.
Employee exposure monitoring
Employee exposure monitoring in addition to awareness training is essential for those with employees likely to be exposed to mold within the context of their work. One Source Environmental will monitor employees in the field using personal air pumps and field evaluation techniques to ensure employee safety with regard to mold exposure.
Air & swab lab analysis
Air monitoring may be necessary if there is evidence from a visual inspection that ventilation systems may be contaminated. The purpose of such air monitoring is to assess the extent of contamination throughout a building. It is preferable to conduct sampling while ventilation systems are operating. Air monitoring may also be necessary if the presence of mold is suspected (e.g., musty odors) but cannot be identified by a visual inspection or bulk sampling (e.g., mold growth behind walls). The purpose of such air monitoring is to determine the location and/or extent of contamination. If air monitoring is performed, for comparative purposes, outdoor air samples should be collected concurrently, and at a location representative of outdoor air. For additional information on air sampling, refer to the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists' document, "Bioaerosols: Assessment and Control."
Bulk or surface samples may need to be collected to identify specific fungal contaminants as part of a medical evaluation if occupants are experiencing symptoms which may be related to fungal exposure or to identify the presence or absence of mold if a visual inspection is equivocal (e.g., discoloration, and staining).
One Source Environmental only uses laboratories which are accredited by The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) (Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP). The laboratory must also participate in the quarterly proficiency testing (Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing Program (EMPAT).