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  • What is Mold?

    What is Mold?

    Concern about mold exposure in buildings continues to be a significant issue. The bottom line is that mold has been around for eons and is not going away.  It will grow whenever and wherever buildings get wet and materials suitable for ...

    William H. Spates III

  • Purpose of Air and Surface Mold Sampling or Testing during Assessment

    Purpose of Air and Surface Mold Sampling or Testing during Assessment

    As part of determining whether an indoor environment is contaminated with excessive amounts of mold and requires remediation, Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET) routinely performs air and surface mold sampling or testing. While there are many ...

  • Common Indoor Air Pollutants

    Common Indoor Air Pollutants

    Is the indoor air you breathe healthy? According to the World Health Organization, 40% of all buildings pose a serious health hazard due to indoor air pollution. The EPA calls indoor air pollution the #1 pollution problem inAmerica. The following is ...

  • Drawing the Line between Water Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation

    Drawing the Line between Water Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation

    Background of Water and Mold Damage In recent years, many insurance policies have instituted limits or caps on the amount that will be paid for “mold or microbial damage.” Often, what constitutes microbial damage is defined poorly, if ...

    Tim Toburen, Environmental Consultant

  • Why a Mold Inspection before Remediation is Always a Good Idea

    Why a Mold Inspection before Remediation is Always a Good Idea

    There are several important reasons why Indoor Environmental Technologies, Inc. (IET), and published industry standards, recommend that a mold inspection be performed by a separate company prior to starting mold remediation. In fact, many ...

    Tim Toburen, Environmental Consultant

  • Building Science Issue (Attic)

    Building Science Issue (Attic)

    Client: Upscale Custom Home Builder  Location: Florida Gulf Coast  Completion: Sept thru Oct 2007  Corrections Cost: ~$25,000 Key Project Team: Timothy Toburen Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET) was ...

    Timothy D. Toburen

  • Northern Gulf Coast Government Building case study

    Northern Gulf Coast Government Building case study

    Client: Federal Courthouse Location: Northern Gulf Coast  Completion: Sept 2005 thru Dec 2005 Corrections Cost: $4 Million+ Key Project Team: Timothy Toburen, Don Brewer IET worked with two different restoration and ...

    Timothy Toburen;Don Brewer

  • Blower Door Pressure Testing, Unvented Attics and Florida Homes

    Blower Door Pressure Testing, Unvented Attics and Florida Homes

    I recently traveled to theCaribbean on a building science investigation. A large multi-national corporation owns several homes there for local executives. These homes had been plagued with dampness and mold growth problems for several years.  ...

    Timothy D. Toburen Environmental Consultant Licensed FL Mold Assessor, MRSA1513

  • Treating the Symptom and NOT the Cure?

    Treating the Symptom and NOT the Cure?

    For years and years, we Americans have been looking for the quick fix.  What can we plug in to solve our problem?  With everything from chemical air fresheners to make our house smell “better” rather than giving the dog a bath ...

    Will Spates, President of IET CIAQP, CIEC, CMRS, AMRT, BBEC Florida License CRC1330224, MRSA1506

  • Mold Remediation Guidance For Indoor Environment

    Mold Remediation Guidance For Indoor Environment

    Remediation contractors are generally very conscientious, trying hard to bring each project to a condition where it will pass “clearance  testing” (the  Post-Remediation  Verification  [PRV] inspection) on the first ...

    Tim Toburen & Don Brewer Environmental Consultants

  • Chinese / Corrosive Drywall Update

    Chinese / Corrosive Drywall Update

    A lot has happened in the field of Chinese (aka corrosive) drywall syndrome since this subject has surfaced. As we learn more about the conditions present in Chinese drywall affected buildings and have better understood the extent of change ...

    Will Spates, President of IET