Residential Mold And Indoor Air Quality Investigations

Air Tamarack does residential mold and indoor air quality investigations. We have 2 basic types of investigation.  These investigations are conducted by a certified industrial hygienist and registered professional engineer.

A Phase I investigation is designed to determine if a home has a mold or indoor air quality problem. It includes up to 3 hours on-site, with a visual investigation both indoors and outdoors. Temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide are measured in the house and compared to the outdoors. Air quality aspects of the heating and cooling system are reviewed.  Limited moisture testing of building materials occurs in a non-destructive manner. A written report with a scope of work plus attached photos is created in an electronic pdf format, which is then emailed to the client.   Hard copies of reports can be mailed to clients at an additional charge.  ½ hour phone consulting regarding the report is included as a part of this package.  We can also provide a list of contractors able to perform any repairs needed.

A Phase II investigation is performed at homes where it is already known that there is a serious water penetration or mold problem. This is a very comprehensive, logical, methodical investigation designed to determine the types of mold, the extent of mold infestation and contamination, and the causes of the fungal problems. This investigation is recommended for houses that are going into litigation or for homeowners that cannot litigate and want to improve the air quality in their home. Wall design is determined for above grade, below grade and rim joist construction.  Window flashings, drainage planes and other fungal related structural issues are investigated.  Fungal airborne, settled dust, and bulk samples can be collected and analyzed by an AIHA certified analyst. Other areas of concern are investigated, depending on the situation. This investigation takes 2 persons approximately 4 - 6 hours on site to complete.   A written report with a scope of work plus attached photos is created in an electronic pdf format, which is then emailed to the client.   Hard copies of reports can be mailed to clients at an additional charge.

Air Tamarack is available to provide expert witness testimony.

We can also create detailed specifications, attend pre-bid meetings, conduct in-process inspections, and conduct clearance testing. Homeowners can choose if they want any of these services.

Please contact our office for more information.