Mold Investigation Services

Biological contaminants including molds, viruses and bacteria (primarily and collectively "molds" hereafter) in the indoor and built environment have become a major concern for property owners, employers and individuals.  In recent years, there has been a heightened awareness of the legal, financial and potentially-significant health concerns related to these biological agents. 

Human exposure is often a combination of four different aspects of molds:  The first is the living, growing mold, the second are it's spores, the dormant seeds.  The third type is the dead residual of non-living material, and the fourth are "mycotoxins" which are metabolic waste products generated by molds.

In response to growing awareness and concern, EnviroVision has established protocols to confirm the presence/absence of mold and other biological contaminants in the indoor environment.

EnviroVision’s experienced staff is trained to assess the mold issue scientifically, yielding practical solutions that eliminate the health effects and prevent the recurrence of mold growth.
 
To properly assess conditions present in your facility, it is important to obtain background information, physically inspect the building, conduct moisture measurements of substrates, and collect microbial samples. The following types of tests are available:
 

  • Non-Viable Air Sampling – air samples are collected via ‘Air-O-Cell’ or ’LARO’ type cassettes and read under an optical microscope. Both ‘live’ and ‘non-living’ microbes observed are reported.

 

  • Viable Air Samples – air samples are collected on a Petri dish lined with nutrients and the sample is allowed to incubate for a number of days. Only ‘living’ species of microbials forming colonies are counted and reported.

 

  • Non-Viable Wipe/bulk Sampling – a sterile medical specimen collection swab is wiped on the suspect surface and read under an optical microscope. Both ‘live’ and ‘non-living’ microbes observed are reported.

 

  • Viable Wipe/Bulk Sampling - a sterile medical specimen collection swab is wiped on the suspect surface and the specimen is then incubated for a number of days. Only ‘living’ species of microbial forming colonies are counted and observed.
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