Controlling Mold Services
Molds are ubiquitous in nature but can be detrimental when they grow indoors. Controlling mold growth is an important factor in maintaining healthy indoor air quality. When mold grows on the interior of a building envelope, spores and biological vapors from some molds can cause health reactions in certain people. CRB provides mold assessment and remediation oversight to commercial, residential and retail building managers and provides support to insurance firms and construction contractors.
CRB's hygiene professionals provides expert mold assessment and management services to help responsible parties quickly and effectively respond to indoor air concerns. We recognize that the key to controlling mold growth is most effectively prevented by controlling and eliminating moisture intrusion into building materials.
A mold survey begins with a careful visual inspection and electronic moisture measurements of a building for evidence of mold growth or moisture damage. When conditions that lead to mold growth are observed, a response plan can be quickly implemented to eliminate the mold.
Additional assessment for mold involves laboratory analysis of air samples or bulk samples to identify specific mold types. CRB understands that careful comparison of laboratory results with background conditions and visual results is important to make reliable recommendations, and to prevent unnecessary response actions. We provide the following laboratory analytical evaluations:
- Non-viable mold spore quantification and identification
- Viable fungal sampling and identification using impact sampling devices
- Bulk samples for mold type determination
- Background mold growth evaluation