Advanced Industrial Hygiene Services, Inc. (AIHS) provides moisture and mold assessments utilizing the latest state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. A typical assessment is tailored to each individual case. Once background information is obtained, a site visit is scheduled. The site visit includes a walk-through inspection to identify and catalogue visible moisture impacts including water stains and/or visible microbial (fungal and/or bacterial) growth(s). Photo-documentation is an integral component of this process. AIHS uses non-destructive or minimally destructive techniques to identify concealed sites of water damage and resultant fungal growth. Non-destructive techniques include the use of thermal imaging to identify ongoing moisture problems with confirmation through the use of moisture detection meters. AIHS may also utilize boroscopic and remote video imaging for inspection of interstitial and hard to reach spaces. Measurements of temperature, relative humidity and differential pressurization are also taken as a means of assessing building performance.
The assessment also includes air sampling to measure effects of fungal growth on the indoor air quality. This may including comparative sampling for culturable fungi, fungal spores and microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOCs). Surface samples (such as swab, tape-lift, bulk and micro-vac) may be collected to confirm the presence of fungal/bacterial growths, mycotoxins and allergens.
AIHS also has the capability to measure the Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI) in residential properties using USEPA licensed PCR detection technology.
A final report is prepared summarizing the results of the assessment and the laboratory analytical reports. Recommendations are provided based on findings and conclusions. AIHS also provides remediation plans, project monitoring and post-remediation assessments.
All work is directly overseen by Bruce Marchette, CIH (Florida Certified Mold Assessor, License # MRSA21).
|Main Office & Lab
3611 NW 97 Avenue
Cooper City, FL 33024
Tel: 954-431-9005 (BRO)
AIHS is certified by the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development as a County Business Enterprise (CBE).