Indoor Pollution Solutions—From Radon To Mold
Home Environmental Services in Westfield, Massachusetts, offers investigation and consultation services to keep interior environments safe from biological and chemical pollutants. Most biological indoor air quality issues arise from excess moisture due to leaks, high humidity, and dew point issues. Mold and fungus can develop on damp materials after only 48 hours and is an increasing concern in indoor environments.
Our investigators take samples from the air and material surfaces for microscopic examination, for culture of viable biological growths, or for DNA analysis. This data helps us determine the necessary remedial procedures and preventative measures. It can also help with your doctor in diagnosing and treating environmental illnesses or allergies to molds, dust mites, or animal dander. Our biological pollutant investigations target mold, bacteria, and allergens. We can provide Full ERMI Analysis and ERMI/HERTSMI-2 Analysis when helpful.
Remember that Sampling and Laboratory Analysis should always be combined with a comprehensive environmental assessment in order to understand the sources of biological pollutants and the steps necessary for a return to healthy conditions indoors.
"No sampling can replace the skill of the experienced mold inspector in investigating mold problems. ERMI may be a helpful tool. As further research refines the use and application of ERMI we will have a greater ability to direct the use of ERMI testing". Inside Indoor Air Quality: Environmental Relative Moldiness Index. by King-The Lin, PhD. Ritchie C. Shoemaker MD