Baker Environmental Inc.

MOLD

Mold and fungal growths are as old as life is on earth. Neither plant nor animal, Mold lies in its own kingdom. One of the first known set of instructions for combating mold growth can be found in the Bible (Leviticus 14:33-53). Our biological assessment team at BEC includes biologists and specialists trained in the protocols to identify and sample for mold. Our expert staff understands the difficulties associated with Mold remediation projects and are dedicated to the unique needs of each customer
Whether airborne or in bulk areas of growth, mold can create havoc in your body destroying or critically affecting your immune system

BEC offers a number of inspection and remediation design services tailored to your special needs:

Mold Testing Methods

In an effort to identify all areas of mold growth, our professional staff and partners draw from a number of sampling techniques based on the particular conditions discovered at the structure.

Non-Viable vs. Viable Sampling

BEC can sample using either Non-Viable or Viable Sampling Methods. Viable sampling is more expensive and is only necessary to establish toxicity. Often we will recommend that the project proceed only taking non-viable samples. If warranted, viable sampling may be completed at a later date.

Visual Inspection Protocols

BEC’s staff and partners hold more than 60 combined years experience in the construction, maintenance and renovation of homes and businesses. Our staff will thoroughly inspect the structure for visible signs of mold, water staining or moisture intrusion. Included in the inspection is a look at attic spaces and crawlspaces. We will also inspect the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems for signs of leaks or sweat stains that can lead to mold growth. Additionally, we assess site drainage, check insulation, and inspect as possible moisture barriers and roofing systems.

Due Diligence Investigations

Before purchasing or leasing an office or home, BEC’s Mold Screen is a cost effective testing protocol that can help you assess airborne and localized mold content. Our standard procedure for the survey consists of a thorough inspection of the structure, the taking of indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity readings, acquisition of moisture readings for building components both near or at the identified growth and at control locations, interviews with the client and/or tenants, interior and exterior air sampling, bulk materials testing of visually identified areas of growth, soil sampling in crawl spaces, and the production of a report detailing all findings and providing remediation options with basic cost estimates. Screens can usually be scheduled within a few days of your call to our office.

Basic Mold Health Facts

Mold is in all homes and buildings throughout the world. It is that simple; but only certain molds pose health and safety problems. BEC’s staff will help you understand the health risks associated with household molds. We believe that there are two distinct factors that will determine if mold is a problem for you.