Indoor Air Quality Inspections:
Mold Inspections: Our mold assessment is conducted in a friendly and professional manner that is designed not to interfere with normal activities being conducted in the structure. The mold inspection is intended to accomplish the following:
- Quantify the quality of indoor air
- Identify moisture sources that may be leading to mold growth
- Test for high humidity and moisture content
- Identify mold growth
- Test to determine the actual type and concentration of mold if needed.
- Address any other mold related issues that are discovered during the inspection.
- Prepare and deliver a full assessment report documenting our findings (including the removal and/or remediation plan if needed) upon completion of the inspection.
If you feel that your work or home environment may be compromised due to mold, contact the professionals at Advanced Engineering, Contracting & Inspections for your mold inspection today.
Radon Testing: Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. It is released during the natural decay of uranium, which is found in most rock and soil and its occurrence in Florida is influenced primarily by geology. Although certain areas of the state are more likely to encounter radon problems than other areas, radon is a house-to-house issue. You may live in an area of low radon potential yet; your house can have elevated radon while your neighbor’s house has no radon. Radon is odorless, invisible, and without taste, and cannot be detected with the human senses. The only way to detect it is to test for it.
Any home may have a radon problem from such sources as:
1. Cracks in solid floors
2. Construction joints
3. Cracks in walls
4. Gaps in suspended floors
5. Gaps around service pipes
6. Spaces inside walls
7. The water supply
Most often, the radon in your home’s indoor air can come from two sources, the soil or your water supply. Compared to radon entering your home through water, radon entering your home through soil is usually a much larger risk.
The test that A.E.C.I. performs is a passive radon test using devices that do not need power to function. These include charcoal canisters, alpha-track detectors, charcoal liquid scintillation devices, and electret ion chamber detectors. These devices are exposed to the air in the home for a specified period of time and then sent to a laboratory for analysis.
Some of these devices may have features that offer more resistance to test interference or disturbance than other passive devices.
Meth Hazard Screen Surveys: The purpose of this screening is intended to be a general guidance for homeowners, landlords, tenants, hotel/motel owners and may be used for a real estate transaction.
FLORIDA STATEWIDE METHAMPHETAMINE Guideline
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 actually 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. In some cases, when portions of the site or structure cannot be cleaned, owners may consider encapsulation or removal if allowed by the oversight agency.
Because the selection of sampling sites greatly influences the results of post-remediation sampling, having an independent third-party conduct the sampling may be appropriate and is a requirement in some states. Areas that were involved directly with meth manufacturing activities should always be sampled after cleanup. Post remediation sampling may not be required in areas where contamination was deemed to be light, and where adjacent sampling showed no residual contamination. Typically, post-remediation sampling requires more samples than pre-remediation sampling.