Indoor Air Quality Testing
Testing For Mold:
Air sampling is considered the highest level of scientific confirmation as it not only confirms the presence of mold spores and types from several locations at once, it also indicates the quantified amount of mold spores in the air. This information can then be interpreted using the Mold Spore Level Guide to understand the potential impact to health as mold spores caught in the air can be inhaled into the lungs. Mold spores found in the air are typically viable, meaning a living source or indoor reservoir exists.
Bald Eagle Inspection Services, LLC has performed many hundreds of Indoor Air Quality inspections in the Capital District Area, including Saratoga Springs, Clifton Park, Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Schaghticoke and beyond. Many clients have been healed from their ailments by performing this simple inspection and identifying air contaminants that have been suspected or unsuspected. Some clients are determined to prove an issue exists and some clients are just trying to be proactive. Indoor Air Quality tests are crucial in identifying hidden mold, black mold and the dangerous Stachybotrys. Whatever your situation may be, you can be assured that Bald Eagle Inspection Services, LLC will provide you with the highest quality service. I use only the industry leading equipment and testing media and send my samples to only the nations leading laboratories.
Bald Eagle Inspection Services, LLC only uses testing devices which are in normal, accurate working condition and regularly serviced. The pumping equipment uses digital technology. This equipment is highly accurate and very sensitive and requires no cleaning prior to sampling. There is no possibility of cross contamination from prior test locations. The pump equipment can be field calibrated and is calibrated at each sample location. High quality well maintained equipment is critical for accurate results. Bald Eagle Inspection Services, LLC spends top dollar on the best equipment to make sure clients are always receiving extremely accurate results. Other competitors use cheaper pumps such as diaphragm, vacuum and hydraulic which use hoses and must be regularly calibrated. These types of equipment can be inaccurate wasting time and money.
The collection media is Zefon Air-O-Cell cassette, calibrated at 15L/Min. All exterior samples are collected at 10 minute sampling time for a total volume sampled of 150L. All interior samples are collected at 5 minute sampling time for a total volume sampled of 75L. Sampling procedures are as per Zefon International Air-O-Cell cassette Laboratory and User Manual guidelines.
All samples are sent FedEx overnight to a certified and accredited laboratory for professional analysis. Results are delivered within 24 hours (1 business day) of receipt by lab.
Normal test analysis provides quantified amount of mold spores and types in the air, background debris, hyphal fragments (mold fruiting structures), pollen, and skin cells. Other contaminants that can be detected for additional fees includes: POLLEN; Mulberry (Morus), Oak (Quercus), Other indistinguishable pollen, Pine (Pinaceae), Ragweed (Ambrosieae), Sycamore (Platanus). OTHER PLANT; Algae, Diatoms, Fern, moss, etc. spores, Other indistinguishable plant (wood, trichomes, etc.), OTHER PARTICLES; ANIMAL; Epithelial (skin) cells, Hair, Insect parts, Mites, NON-BIOLOGICAL; Cellulose fibers, Glass fiber, Starch particles, and Synthetic fibers.
Other Indoor Air Quality Testing Available:
Bald Eagle Inspection Services, LLC provides a full gamut of indoor air testing available in the industry. I also offer radon, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), Formaldehyde, metals, Environmental Protection Agency hazardous air pollutants (EPA HAPs), tobacco smoke, off gas contaminants (solids/semi-solids), full industrial/manufacturing High Sensitivity TDT Air Scan® Analysis, and toxic organic compounds.
I offer custom tailored packages for Homes/Residential, Commercial/Office/Retail, Industrial/Manufacturing, Green Building/LEED® Certification, Schools, Hospital/Clinics and Additional Indoor Air Investigation Analyses. For a full list of air quality testing, click here!
Bald Eagle Inspection Services, LLC is a certified Advanced Radon Measurement Technician, for more information on my radon testing, please visit my Radon Testing page.
Mie Laser Scattering Technology (IAQ Screening):
Bald Eagle Inspection Services, LLC also utilizes devices for monitoring air quality in real time. These devices use Mie Laser Scattering Technology, this technology is capable of analyzing particle concentration by detecting particles as they pass through a laser field. At the time of the inspection, two separate devices are used to help identify and rule out potential erroneous results. If both devices have corresponding results, it can be concluded that the results are accurate and further “hard” testing can be recommended.
These devices measure PM2.5 and PM10 size particles. Particles of this size are measured in micrometers, which is the size that many indoor pollutants fall under. “PM” refers to atmospheric particle matter and reads in two different micrometer sizes, mold spores typically falls under PM10. I can also provide real time readings for Formaldehyde (HCHO), Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) and Air Quality Index (AQI). AQI is a number used by government agencies to communicate to the public how polluted the air currently is and total effect on health. Ask about utilizing this advanced laser technology at your inspection.
I provide theses services in Saratoga Springs, Ballston Spa, Malta, Clifton Park, Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Rensselaer County areas and many more surrounding areas.
Bald Eagle Inspection Services, LLC is a National Association of Mold Remediators & Inspectors (NAMRI) Certified Professional Inspector and an International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants Certified Professional Inspector.
NAMRI Professional #415946