AEI’s staff conduct exposure assessments for airborne or surface mold and can identify suspect microorganisms and fungal spores. AEI can also determine structural deficiencies that may allow for moisture intrusion potentially leading to mold growth.
No current standards for acceptable levels or tolerable quantities of bioaerosols (i.e., fungal spores and hyphal fragments) are given by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Administration (OSHA). However, in a report assessing the effect of molds on indoor air quality, the California Research Bureau concluded that, “all molds under proper conditions and concentrations are capable of adversely affecting human health. Therefore, it is clear that reduction and prevention of mold exposure is needed to decrease the risk of damage to human health.” The repair of water intrusion and the immediate remediation of visible growth are both critical to avoiding future health problems.
Inspection and Remediation Protocols
AEI employs only trained and experienced personnel to deal with any fungal problem. AEI is currently up-to-date with the ever-changing guidelines concerning mold inspection and remediation. Currently all of AEI’s mold investigations follow the ASTM E 2418-06 guidelines for assessing readily observable mold, as well as determining conditions and physical deficiencies conducive to mold. All recommendations derived from our inspections are in accordance with accepted guidelines determined by the EPA as well as the American Conference of Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH).
Moisture Management Plans (MMPs)
AEI can provide client-specific management plans that describe routines to manage moisture and prevent mold growth. These MMPs will also outline the steps to be taken if moisture and mold growth are discovered, specify who is responsible for remediation actions and provides adequate documentation to record all plan activity.
AEI has successfully completed hundreds of mold surveys, remediation protocols and MMPs for a wide array of property management groups, real estate agencies and local government agencies.