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Our mold testing services include the use of the most high-tech up-to date equipment available. Our assessors perform an in-depth inspection of the premises and provide you with a detailed report along with an explanation of areas affected. We test each area thoroughly while providing you with the best customer service possible . We are 100% licensed and insured.

The IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration states:

Molds are microorganisms that use organic substrates as a nutrient sources in the presence of moisture. Their spores germinate, grow and amplify when indoor moisture is uncontrolled through chronic water damage, catastrophic flooding, or simple neglect (lack of routine maintenance and cleaning). Under such circumstances, molds can grow and produce massive numbers of spores on a variety of surfaces such as wood, gypsum board, and paint. Additionally, many soil bacteria thrive in damp indoor conditions and are routinely found in environments where mold amplification is identified.

A variety of bacteria, yeasts and molds can also grow in stagnant water reservoirs of HVAC systems. Depending upon their location, fungi and bacteria may multiply significantly without being noticed by occupants.
The IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration states:

Following post-remediation evaluation by the remediator, it may be requested or required to verify the return of a structure, systems, or contents. This evaluation involves implementing internal quality control procedures that include visual inspection, olfactory evaluation, laser particle counting and moisture measurements.

In such situations, post-remediation verification should be performed by an interdependent Indoor Environmental Professional to ensure the site is clear of contaminants.
The Moisture Evaluation process is the process followed to locate excess moisture in building materials. Once the excess moisture is located, it is then documented and evaluated to create the proper credentials so that the drying and/or removal process can begin. During this process the source of the excess moisture is found and controlled.

The moisture detection process is very important to start as soon as signs are found because moisture on building materials can cause mold formation and eventually structural deterioration. There are many health related risks associated to mold exposure which creates a great importance to solving excess moisture issues as promptly as possible.


The IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration states:

9.4 Inspection Process

The moisture inspection process includes, but is not limited to: gathering information; conducting a survey of the structure including pre-existing damage; performing a moisture inspection and mapping its migration; developing a preliminary determination, and determining the need to involve specialized experts.

9.5.1 Determining the Extent of Moisture Intrusion and Migration

Determining the Extent of Moisture Intrusion and migration requires the use of moisture detection equipment. Since water can flow under walls, and come from above, it is important to inspect adjoining rooms even when no water is visible on the surface of floor coverings.

9.6 Determining the Category of Water


Third Party Building Damage Inspections are conducted to ensure all parties involved with the building damage claim are treated fairly. Building codes and industry regulations must be followed during the remediation and reconstruction process. Proper documentation of all stages must be executed and communicated to all parties involved. "The amount of documentation necessary to expedite a large project is often the primary justification for an in-site, full-time, or third party administrator."

The IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration states:

15.5 Administration

Regularly scheduled monitoring, inspection and evaluations are more crucial when processing a large project because of size, complexity, and potential variables. Many times a large project is administered or audited by a third party, ensuring transparency and fairness in billing. Even when projects are based on a measured estimate or bid, proper coordination of administrative practices during a large project is essential.

Category 2 water is a water quality classification that describes the second level of water contamination.

We assess the premises and evaluate the affected areas to signify which category of water the damage classifies as.

The IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration states:

Cat 2 water contains significant contamination and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if contacted or consumed by humans. Category 2 water can contain potentially unsafe levels of microorganisms or nutrients for microorganisms, as well as other organic or inorganic matter (chemical or biological). Examples of Category 2 water can include but are not limited to: discharge from dishwashers or washing machines; overflows from washing machines; overflows from toilet bowls on the room side of the trap with some urine but no feces; seepage due to hydrostatic pressure; broken aquariums and punctured water beds.

The cleanliness of Category 2 water can deteriorate for many reasons, including but not limited to: contact with building materials, systems, and contents; mixing with soils and other contaminants. Some factors that influence the potential organic and inorganic load in a structure include the age and history of structure, previous water losses, general housekeeping, the type of use of the structure, and elapsed time or evaluated temperature.


Category 3 water is a water quality classification that describes the second level of water contamination.

We assess the premises and evaluate the affected areas to signify which category of water the damage classifies as.

The IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration states:

Cat 3 water is grossly contaminated and can contain pathogenic, toxigenic or other harmful agents. Examples of Category 3 water can include, but are not limited to: sewage, toilet back flows that originate form beyond the toilet trap regardless of visible content or color; all forms of flooding from seawater; ground surface water and rising water from rivers or streams, and other contaminated water entering or affecting the indoor environment, such as wind-driven rain from hurricanes, tropical storms, or other weather-related events. Such water may carry silt, organic matter, pesticides, heavy metals, regulated materials, or toxic organic substances.
The most common cause of mold growth are leaks. There are many places in your home where leaks can occur, for example, within the roof, water heater, toilet, washer, faucets, and pipes. What happens is, a small leak develops and water trickles slowly into your home’s wall cavities causing stains to appear in your ceiling and inner walls. This is a very common sign of mold growth. This can affect your health and should be addressed as promptly as possible.

Leak detection services are among the few that a specialized contractor needs to be called to execute a professional evaluation as a third party company.

The IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration states:

4.2.2.1 Initial Inspection

Upon entering the building, professional moisture detection equipment should be used to evaluate and document the psychometric conditions inside and outside the building and the moisture content of materials in affected and unaffected areas.

12.4.4.6 Chronic Leaks

Water leaks from sources, such as plumbing, roof, dishwashers and refrigerators, is sometimes the result of days, weeks, or months of low-volume repeated or chronic leaking before discovery. Consequently, the water may have been in direct contact with wood flooring by traveling beneath the floordin surface between flooring layers, or through flutes, tongues, and grooves.


In cases where water damage is the cause of needed repairs, a cause of origin investigation is a necessity. This can be the result of a hurricane, leak, pipe burst, appliance overflow, sinkhole activity, or poor building construction. Our cause of origin investigation process includes determining the location and main cause of the water damage.

There are many rules and regulations set forth by the IICRC in dealing with the proper ways to conduct water damage restoration projects. These standards must be followed and regulated by a licensed professional. Because there are many health risks associated with exposure to building materials that have water damage, the use of the proper personal protection equipment, removal equipment, and tools is required.
The two types of water testing services we offer are bacteria testing and well water testing. Our bacteria testing services guarantee results within 48 hours and well water testing results within 3-5 business days.

BACTERIA ANALYSIS TESTS FOR:

  • E Coli
  • Coliform

WELL WATER ANALYSIS TESTS FOR:
  • Metals
  • Minerals
  • Clarity
  • Bacteria
  • E Coli
Methamphetamine residue lingers in any area or shelter it has come into contact with. It is easily absorbed by surrounding materials including carpet, walls and flooring. Regulations for clearance testing differ by state, but all areas and materials in the home should be tested.

Our testing services will be able to prove either the presence or the absence of contaminants related to past meth lab operations.

The Environmental Protection Agency Guidelines state:

"The purpose of post-remediation sampling is to show that cleanup effectively reduced contamination and, thus, the potential for exposure. Post-remediation sampling can also verify that cleaning was completed and that previously contaminated areas were cleaned to applicable standards. If post-remediation samples return results that exceed standards, the site should be cleaned again."

Our testing includes taking samples from the air or surfaces for all types of asbestos. Visual inspections are not sufficient enough to prove asbestos is present. You must get it tested by a professional to ensure all occurrences of asbestos are found and properly documented. Removing Asbestos from your home is the only way to completely eliminate the issue.

The IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration states:

If a regulated or hazardous material is part of a water damage restoration project, then a specialized expert may be necessary to assist in the damage assessment, and government regulations apply. Regulated materials posing potential or recognized health risks include asbestos.

If asbestos containing material (ACM) is encountered, restorers shall comply with the federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulation regarding the inspection and handling of these materials. Asbestos-containing material shall be handled with appropriate asbestos abatement procedures.


VOC (Volatile Organic Coumpound) is defined as any organic compound that enters a gas phase; especially that which adversely affects the air quality in a built environment.

Our VOC testing services include using our high-tech equipment to encapsulate molecules in the air to be analyzed. VOC's will then be identified and reported in a summary for the use by licensed professionals to ensure proper procedures.

The IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration states:

An obvious indicator of microbial growth and contamination is a "musty," "moldy", or "mildewy" odor. Bacteria and fungi produce a variety of volatile organic coumpounds (VOC's) during active growth on damp or wet building, finishing, and furnishing materials (Korpi et al, 1998). These microbial VOC's, which are detected through the olfactory senses (smell), are generated by many molds, and also gram-negative and actinomycete as they rapidly metabolize and amplify.



We can serve as your certified mold experts when dealing with court cases related to water damage and mold claims. We can take the stand and make sure the case you are involved in has the proper information and proof necessary. Attorneys hire us in claims related to water damage.

Our testing services include sampling the areas of concern and then conducting a detailed analysis of the results. If Chinese Drywall is found, immediate removal is required.

Chinese drywall is a material that was produced in China and sent to America that was installed between 2001-2009, mainly in 2006 and 2007.

Signs of Chinese drywall in your home include:
  • Look for "MADE IN CHINA" labeling on the back of drywall
  • Look for blackened copper materials in your home's wiring and air conditioning units
  • If a rotten egg smell is present in your home, it could be Chinese drywall

These are all signs of possible Chinese drywall presence. If you have these signs, it does not necessarily mean that is the case, you must get proper testing done.

Health risks associated with the presence of Chinese drywall include:
  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Bloody nose
  • Headaches
  • Asthma-related symptoms