Air contains gases and particulates that consist of bioaerosols like mold, fibers like asbestos, and allergens such as insects, dust, pollens, and other naturally occurring materials that can negatively affect the quality of the air we breathe. The impact of poor air quality on human health and the environment can be costly. In the workplace there may be a loss in productivity and for the individual it can lead to temporary respiratory problems and in some cases permanent damage to their health.
Our customers know they can rely on our air quality consultants' expertise to quickly identify a problem area. With experience and a keen eye for detail, we are able to provide interim and long-term solutions to remedy the situation.
A mold assessment, for example, may be performed to determine the extent, type and source of mold growth. Upon proper inspection, our specialists can recommend the next course of action in order to contain, remove, and clear mold remediation sites, with minimal risk to human health or the environment.
For additional information on how our air quality consultants are able to help, you can contact us to discuss options to properly evaluate the project site. Each site is different and each approach varies base on cost, individual concerns and actual versus perceived risk.
Asbestos, Lead and Mold Assessment Services
A mold assessment may be more involved than a typical water extraction problem gone wrong. It can involve other building hazards like lead paint and asbestos. One of the most common problems we have seen with water extraction and mold remediation is that the initial responders may not have the expertise to identify mold and lead in construction and often contaminate the site. Lead is found primarily in buildings built prior to 1978. HUD has strong regulations with published standards to regulate lead in child occupied facilities and new regulations are continually being updated as more information is being released on the affect of lead poisoning on adults.
At AET, we provide lead and asbestos surveys, design and project management services.
Asbestos is still produced and still found in buildings. Asbestos is a known carcinogen and it is heavily regulated. A certified building inspector must provide a good faith survey prior to disturbance in Washington State. Asbestos, lead and mold may be found together and each should be addressed during initial assessments prior to water extraction, renovation, repairs and demolition.
Washington State Asbestos Removal
Our Washington State asbestos inspections are conducted by AHERA certified building inspectors according to current federal, state and local regulations. We also have certified AHERA Management Planners and Project Designers with extensive experience in both the public and private sector. When you work with our air quality specialists at Alternative Environmental Technologies (AET), you can expect courteous, personalized, professional service.
And we look forward to the speaking with you about your project.