The building science experts at EC2 not only help people identify mold problems, they make sure any issues from microbial growth that is causing indoor air qualities (IAQ) problems are remediated properly.
When building occupants complain about IAQ conditions it is important for property owners to react. A common source of IAQ complaints is due to mold. Mold spores in indoor environments can cause everything from unpleasant odors and asthma to even potentially deadly infections in people with weakened immune systems.
There is no doubt that mold is a natural part of our environment. However, when found in high concentrations in indoor environments it can lead to not only health problems and decreased property values, but also potential litigation. Building professionals recommend quick and appropriate corrective actions when mold issues are encountered.
When property owners in Chicago and across Illinois are faced with mold problems they turn to the environmental consulting and building inspection service providers at EC2, Inc. (ec2). The company provides not only IAQ investigations, but also offer post remediation testing services to ensure any mold cleanup and removal was handled properly.
Ed Chambers, the President of ec2, suggests people facing mold remediation projects consider the following:
Was testing performed by an independent third-party (such as ec2) so that the extent of the mold problem is completely understood?
Did the contractor agree to provide containment of the affected area?
- The area must be completely sealed off from the rest of the structure and be placed under negative pressure utilizing air movers and HEPA filtration.
Will the remediation contractor remove materials from the areas being treated in sealed containers to prevent contaminated materials from releasing spores into clean areas?
Will post-remediation sampling will be performed to confirm remediation results?
- Air sampling by an independent third-party professional is essential and will confirm, through scientific laboratory results, that the contaminated area has been properly remediated.
About EC2, Inc.
EC2 is a leading provider of environmental consulting and inspection services for clients across the United States. Based in the Chicago area, the company provides their services to clients ranging from local companies and institutions to international Fortune 500 corporations.