Orlando Florida Mold Assessment

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Orlando Mold Assessment
Mold Inspection & Testing

 
If you have a water loss of indoor allergies possibly resulting from mold you are on the right site.  Indoor Air Quality Solutions can help you with all your mold inspection and mold testing needs.

Mold Assessment aka Mold Inspection

The most common IAQ complaint in the State of Florida is mold.  Mold can present many health concerns such as itchy watery eyes, coughing, headaches, difficulty breathing, rashes, tiredness, sinus problems, nasal blockage and frequent sneezing. 

 
Orlando Indoor Air Quality Solutions can help you correct your mold issues:

 

First you will need a mold assessment performed by Orlando Indoor Air Quality Solutions to determine the extent of the mold contamination all of our mold inspectors are Florida licensed mold assessors. Orlando Indoor Air Quality Solutions 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 and origin and full extent of the water and mold damage.


 
Mold Remediation Protocol

Orlando Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS will then prepare a mold remediation protocol.  Each mold remediation protocol should be written as a site specific scope of work outlining the areas of water and mold damage, the containment necessary to protect the unaffected areas of your home, the necessary steps to safely remove the mold from your home while preventing cross-contamination. 

 

A well written mold remediation protocol provides the necessary reference to the IICRC S-520 which guides a mold remediation company on the proper removal and cleaning of the water and mold damaged areas.

 

A well written mold remediation protocol will ensure a timely, thorough, and successful mold remediation. This will also help to cut down on expenses associated with the mold remediation by preventing unnecessary mold remediation techniques and, most importantly, you will be familiar with the mold remediation process. Being knowledgeable of the process and the areas involved will be beneficial to you as the mold remediation company explains what they are going to remove and clean inside your residence. 

 
 
The Orlando Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS mold remediation protocol can be provided to Florida Licensed Mold Remediation Contractors who can provide a written estimate for the specific mold remediation outlined within the mold remediation protocol.  The estimates can then be reviewed by the Orlando Indoor Quality Solutions staff to ensure the they cover everything in the protocol and are not adding anything unnecessary.

 


 
Post Mold Remediation Verification Inspection
aka Mold Clearance Testing

The final step is the Post Remediation Verification Inspection (PRVI) also known as a "mold clearance test".  The post remediation verification inspection needs to be conducted after the mold remediation is completed and before the reconstruction of any building materials. 

 
 
The IAQS Licensed Mold Inspectors will inspect the areas of previous water and mold damaged building material to verify that all areas are clean and dust free, that the cleaning procedures have been followed in accordance with the mold remediation protocol. 
 
 
Sampling is a crucial part of post remediation clearance because most, if not all, bioaerosols are invisible to the naked eye. This can make it very difficult to determine the extent or existence of any remaining mold in the remediation area by relying only on the physical senses of sight and smell. 
 
 
For the purpose of corroborating the consultant’s opinion of clean the air samples collected within the contained work area must contain no more than “Single Digit” raw counts of mold spores identified by the AIHA accredited laboratory direct microscopic examination.  For the purpose of corroborating the consultant’s opinion of clean the surface samples collected within the contained work area must contain no more than “Rare” or “No” mold spores identified by the AIHA accredited laboratory direct microscopic examination.  Laboratory results will be conveyed verbally within 2 business days of collection. 
 
 
To overcome this inability, mold samples will be collected of the air and surfaces inside the contained work area. These samples are then analyzed by direct microscopic examination to determine if the water and mold damaged building material has been successfully collected and removed and that the amount of remaining mold spores will not negatively impact the indoor environment once the build-back is complete that the containment is removed. 
 
 
The air sampling strategy used on this project is designed to detect both living and non-living airborne microbial spores as well as to identify the presence or absence of an elevated airborne mold condition.  Air samples are collected on “Air-O-Cell” cassettes with a high volume-sampling pump calibrated to a flow rate of 15 liters per minute. The Air-O-Cell cassette houses a sticky media that traps fungi particles by impaction on the media.  The air samples will be sent to an AIHA accredited laboratory for direct microscopic examination to identify the type of airborne microbial spores and determine the airborne concentration of those spores. The spore identification is to genus level unless otherwise specified.  The surface samples will be sent to an AIHA accredited laboratory for direct microscopic examination and the identification and semi-quantitative analysis of fungal spores on the tape lifts. 
 
 
Post Remediation Final Verification Standard

Remediation is considered complete when the contained work area has no established elevations of airborne particulate matter as measured with a laser particle counter, no elevations of mold spores above that of “Single Digit” raw counts with the mold air samples, the presence of either “Rare” or “No” spores identified on the mold surface samples. No remaining areas of an S520 Condition 2 or Condition 3. 

 

These post remediation clearance goals will ensure that the contained work area will have no negative impact on the surrounding unaffected Condition 1 areas once the containment is removed and the previously affected and unaffected areas reach an indoor equilibrium.

 

With the remediation complete and the PRVI goals attained the containment can be removed. Once removed the indoor environment will quickly reach equilibrium and a Condition 1 (normal ecology) – may have settled spores, fungal fragments or traces of actual growth whose identity, location and quantity is reflective of a normal fungal ecology for an indoor environment.


 
Mold Documentation

Florida law requires you to disclose any and all water loss events mold issues (past & present) when selling your home.  Together the mold assessment, the mold remediation protocol, and finally the post mold remediation verification provide the necessary documentation to provide your potential buyers peace of mind that all your Indoor Air Quality Issues were addressed and properly corrected with the help of Orlando Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS.