Family First Environmental Corp

By: Family First Environmental  09-12-2011
Keywords: air quality, mold, indoor air quality


  Mold

Mold, visible or hidden, may cause adverse health effects.

We suggest that if you suspect, or are concerned that you may have a mold problem, that you call us and discuss the situation with one of our Certified Professionals.

An appointment for inspection and testing can be arranged at a time that is convenient for you.

We will inspect the building for "Red Flags" (possible mold sources) and evaluate the conditions for testing. The testing we perform will allow us to know what type of mold is present and at what level (comparative quantities).

An assessment can then be made based on the inspection and test laboratory results as to what steps will need to be taken to correct the situation.

A written report of our findings, lab test results, and our recommendations is provided in a timely manner for your use.

We remain available for constant consultation with our clients and as a trusted resource.

We are "Family First™" and our goal is that you have a healthy and safe home or workplace.

  Allergens

Many people suffer from various types of allergies and the presence of the allergens (or substances) that cause them are often found in the indoor environment. Some common allergens originate from dust mites, pollen, dander, pests, mold and food.

We suggest that you call us to discuss the suspected problem with one of our Certified Professionals and set up an appointment for inspection and testing.

Our testing will typically include a combination of air sampling, carpet sampling and/or wall check sampling.

An assessment can then be made based on the inspection and test laboratory results as to what steps will need to be taken to correct the situation.

A written report of our findings, lab test results, and our recommendations is provided in a timely manner for your use.

We remain available for constant consultation with our clients and as a trusted resource.

We are "Family First™" and our goal is that you have a healthy and safe home or workplace.

  Bacteria

Exposure to some types of bacteria may cause adverse health effects or disease. If you know or suspect that a plumbing or sewage back-up has taken place in the building; or there is standing water or possible contamination of HVAC System(s); or that unsanitary conditions exists; or are concerned that un-noticed breeding conditions may exist; then you may want to have inspection and testing completed.

Our Certified Professionals will prepare a report detailing our inspection and test laboratory results, and will advise you how to resolve a discovered problem. It is our experience that proper fast action is the best action in these situations.

We will be available for constant communication and consultation during the resolution of this problem.

  Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

If you suspect that you are experiencing a problem that may be related to exposure from VOCs then you may want to discuss this issue in more detail with one of our Certified Professionals.

We normally take the "whole air analysis approach" to testing for VOCs. The testing is targeted to an EPA specific 63 compound list of regulated compounds. Additional non-target compounds may also be tested for at the same time.

A written report of our findings, lab test results, and our recommendations is provided in a timely manner for your use.

We remain available for constant consultation with our clients and as a trusted resource.

We are "Family First™" and our goal is that you have a healthy and safe home or workplace.

  Pre / Post Remediation Testing

Pre-Remediation Testing

Prior to commencing any remediation project, it is important to have independent inspection and testing completed. The assessment that follows may dictate if any remediation, or the service of a remediator, is necessary.

Post-Remediation Testing

This is independent inspection and testing to determine the success of the mold remediation efforts and to document that the areas remediated are safe for the occupants to re-enter.

If there is a failure discovered by inspection and testing, then the remediator will have to correct the problem. Post-Remediation Testing will have to be completed again following the remediation corrections. This process is also known as "Clearance Testing" and if the remediation efforts are found to be successful, then the occupants may re-enter the area.

We can be with you from the beginning to the end of your project as we keep your concerns, your safety and your family as our only priority.

  Pre-Purchase

In the last 15-20 years it has become customary for anyone buying a house or a building (new or used) to have a Pre-Purchase Home Inspection to determine the condition of the structure and all of the home's components

Environmental testing is extra and home inspectors usually (and wisely so) defer to other experts that are far more qualified.

The significant relationship between indoor air quality and a healthy home is starting to be recognized by buyers and sellers. The State of Michigan, for example, now has a mold disclosure form that all sellers of residential real estate must give to buyers. In the States of California and Florida, as well as some others, mold inspection and testing at time of sale is now common.

Buyers in New York are just starting to become more aware of how important it is to know whether they are buying a healthy or unhealthy home for their family. Also, they want to know about the costs to correct any indoor air quality problems such as mold. The cost of remediation may be as low as the cost of a new bathtub or as high as total remodeling.

We suggest that if knowing about the indoor air quality of a house you wish to purchase is important to you, then have the appropriate inspection and testing completed prior to making the purchase.

Call us at any time to discuss your concerns or set up an appointment.

  Pre-Rent or Lease

Landlords and real estate agents have been telling everyone for years that many renters do not take good care of the premises and frequently leave the property or apartment in filthy or poor condition.

A new coat of paint will usually not correct a mold problem.

We suggest that if you suspect, or are concerned that there may be a mold, allergen, bacteria, or some other problem that you call us and discuss the situation with one of our Certified Professionals.

  Annual Home Check-Ups

Just as you would make sure that your child or spouse has an annual health check-up, we recommend that you have us give your home an "Annual Indoor Environmental Check-up".

The need for a healthy home environment is greater than ever before. The media constantly reminds us of this as they report on mold, allergen and air quality issues that effect the health of so many children and adults.

When you have a healthy home you are providing a safe home for your family.

If your home has had any mold, allergen, or air quality issues in the past or there is someone in the family with health issues, then we recommend that you have us give your home an "Annual Indoor Environmental Check-up".

Call us to discuss the appropriate level of service for your home with one of our Certified Professionals.

Our "Home Safe Home Certificate™" is issued for homes that pass all inspection and testing (These certificates are also useful when selling or renting a property).

Be pro-active and be "Family First™"!


Keywords: air quality, Healthy And Safe, indoor air quality, mold

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