A Growing Concern
and particulate matter
Volatile Organic Compounds
What You Can’t See, CAN Hurt You
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
has identified indoor air pollution as one of
the top five environmental risks to public
What symptoms might I see?
The most common health problems caused by indoor mold are
allergy symptoms. Although other and more serious problems can
occur, people exposed to mold commonly report problems such as:
Nasal and sinus congestion
Skin and eye irritation
Upper respiratory infections (including sinus)
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I may have mold growing in my home. What do I do?
When you are experiencing the symptoms of mold exposure, or you
suspect that you may have mold growing due to water damage,
there are a few choices available to you.
First, you can purchase a cheap do-it-yourself kit. The results
of these are highly suspect. Remember, it is your health and
your property. You only get what you pay for.
Secondly, you could contract with a mold remediation company
that also does inspections. It begs the question: if you are
paying someone who earns most of their income from mold removal,
do you think that they are likely to discover mold?
They are likely to run a number of air tests to attempt to
determine the presence of mold. These are not 100% accurate, nor
do they pinpoint the exact location of the mold.
As a Certified Indoor Environmentalist I have been
trained and tested to offer a comprehensive overview of indoor
air quality issues. Laying IAQ groundwork and evaluating air
contaminants, human pathogens, microbiology, environmental
factors, investigation of problematic HVAC systems, ventilation
issues and ASHRAE standards are only a few of the many factors
that contribute to my thorough assessment. I know how to
identify IAQ problems and design remediation plans.
My goal is to protect your family's health and property,
while keeping your remediation costs as low as possible.
A Visual Inspection: Outside and Inside A
visual inspection will be conducted outside and inside your
property as an important step of identifying possible
After the visual, imagine if you had Superman's power to see
through walls. Infrared imaging technology is the next best
thing: infrared detects tiny but crucial differences in
temperature throughout a house, including behind the walls,
beneath the floors and beyond ceilings. These temperature
variations often reveal "invisible" problems . Whether viable
mold is on a surface visible to humans or hidden behind walls or
ceilings, I will find it. The time needed will be impacted by
the size of your house and other factors; but will likely last
for 2-3 hours.
If water damage and / or mold are detected, we will show you
exactly where they exist.
We will also conduct surface sampling or bulk sampling,
depending on the situation. We will explain to you why we
collect what we do.
Further, we may recommend air sampling to you at that point, and
will discuss the pros & cons involved. If sampling is done, we
will protect the collection integrity and forward samples to a
certified laboratory. Dependent upon the testing required, you
will see your results in 2 to 7 days.
Using digital cameras, we will be taking photographs during this
time to include with your professional report to possibly share
with your insurance company.
What if I am buying a home?
Whether you are considering purchasing your first home, your
10th home, or a vacation home, remember: an inspection by a
Certified Indoor Environmentalist is the best way to determine
the condition of the property to protect your health and your
family's health before purchasing. Wilson’s Environmental is
uniquely positioned to help you.
New homes built in the past 20 years are experiencing severe
mold problems, due to the wood getting wet during construction
combined with today's air-tight building methods.
Homes in Mississippi and Louisiana have been exposed to flooding
and / or rain during construction. These conditions set the
stage for mold problems in your new home.