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Robert D.
Edwardsville, IL
December 21, 2020

Tape samples were taken to test for mold in the crawlspace subfloor and rim joist. It was recommended to treat the moisture affected areas of the rim joist and subfloor in two separate crawlspaces. It was also recommended to control moisture and humidity in the crawlspace, insulate the band board area to prevent condensation building up and monitor the humidity levels in both crawlspaces to prevent future problems. An ideal humidity level would be 50% or below. 

Colleen P.
St. Louis, MO
December 19, 2020

A visual inspection was performed in the basement. Three air samples were taken one in the first level of the home, one in the basement and one outside for reference. The first level showed slightly elevated and acceptable levels. The basement showed slightly elevated in multiple categories and elevated in one identification. Recommended working with a remediation contractor on ways of reducing the count in the basement of the home to more acceptable levels. 

Roselin R.
Bunker Hill, IL
December 9, 2020

A visual inspection and three tape samples were taken to test for mold in the crawlspace of the home. The results confirmed actual fungal growth in the crawlspace. Due to the home being constructed as a manufactured home some areas were inaccessible for inspection. It was recommended to contact a remediation contractor to alleviate the mold. Waterproofing and moisture control was also recommended. Without controlling the excess water entering in to the crawlspace the problem will continue to reoccur.  

Bill P.
Edwardsville, IL
December 8, 2020

A visual inspection was made of the crawlspace. Three tape samples were taken of the crawlspace floor joist to test for mold. It was recommended to treat areas of the floor joist since the test results did determine mold growth. 

John W.
Barnhart, MO
November 20, 2020

A visual inspection was done at the property. Three air samples were taken to test for mold in the basement, first floor level and outside. An air test was also performed with the Air Advice that runs a 30 minute flash report for six different categories in the air. It was recommended to clean and seal the affected areas in the basement as well as to ventilate and control the humidity to control airborne moisture and harmful particles. An EZ Breathe ventilation system was also recommended to be installed to perform whole home air exchanges. 

Tiffany B.
Edwardsville, IL
October 28, 2020

Recommended homeowner remove insulation from subfloor where mold was present, treat subfloor and joist in crawlspace by spraying biocide and instructed the moisture and humidity must be controlled to prevent future microbial growth. 

Christy S.
Alton, IL
September 21, 2020

Upon visual inspection, it was recommended to remove water damaged materials and to install a waterproofing system to keep water from entering the basement. 

Doug B.
St. Louis, MO
August 29, 2020

Three air samples were taken to test for mold in the first level, basement and outside. The first level and basement level were overall good with no significant elevated readings, only slightly in a couple of categories which is not uncommon as we bring mold in to our homes every tie we open doors. It was recommended to monitor the water leakage in the basement area and remove any water damaged drywall and other possible contaminated areas such as the carpet.

An air quality test was performed using the Air Advice which checks 6 categories in the air. The chemical level was very high. This can relate to VOC's such as cleaning products, air fresheners etc. or possibly the HVAC system. The HVAC system may not be bringing enough fresh air in to the home through air exchanges which could also be causing the Carbon Dioxide level to be high as well. It was recommended to contact a HVAC company to inspect the system. The EPA recommends increasing ventilation within our homes and an EZ Breathe ventilation system was discussed as a product that conducts whole home air exchanges. 

Brian L.
Staunton, IL
August 21, 2020

Took mold samples of basement subfloor. Recommended having subfloor and joist treated with anti microbial biocide and sand clean affected areas. 

Ghassan R.
Alton, IL
August 21, 2020

A visual inspection was made in the basement of the home. Two tape samples were taken to test for mold resulting in confirmation of mold growth on the drywall in the basement. It was recommended to contact a remediation contractor to professionally remove all affected materials form the basement and remediate. 

Lisa L.
Glen Carbon, IL
June 20, 2020

Specific concerns were made in regard to the master bedroom, which is located on the main floor of the home adjacent to the kitchen area.

There were no visible signs of microbial growth of the interior of the home. Mold air samples were taken outside, master bedroom and in the basement. The outside test is done as a comparison knowing that the outdoor sample should be higher than the indoor samples. Readings in both the master bedroom and the basement area were similar in counts which may point to e a different cause to the problem which may relate to new products that are present in the master bedroom like the rug or bedding.

The second test was done using the AirAdvice monitor that provides a 30 minute flash report showing a snap shot that can be used to evaluate items such as the HVAC systems performance to indoor air quality standards relating to health and comfort within the indoor environment. These readings were taken in the master bedroom showing higher level indicators in three categories: particles, chemicals and carbon dioxide. Increasing ventilation within the home is recommended by the EPA to help reduce the above listed sources. Our homes are more energy efficient trapping contaminates within. It was recommended to install an EZ Breathe which increases air exchanges within the home, which is not being accomplished by the HVAC system. The chemical category can indicate new products being introduced into a room, possibly by the rug or bedding. It was recommended to remove the rug and bedding from the room to see if the sensitivity to these products were reduced or if they stayed the same. Other suggestions were to use good quality filters in the HVAC system, servicing the HVAC system and duct cleaning to remove any contaminates. Also, any areas where water damage has occurred should be cleaned and dried properly after a water leak to prevent issues. 

Bobbie D.
Staunton, IL
December 9, 2019

A visual inspection along with air and tape samples, humidity readings and an air quality test performed.

There were no visible signs of mold on the first or second level living areas. The attic was inspected and it was noted that there was water damage on the plywood around the chimney in the attic area. It was recommended to have this area inspected and repaired by a qualified contractor. Air samples were taken in the first level dining room and in the basement of the home. There was a more elevated reading in the basement sample which shows a need for correction of concerns in the basement and crawlspace area. A tape test was done on one location of the basement wall which showed a medium count of fungi which can be treated and cleaned. The basement and crawlspace area showed dampness and exposed soil with no moisture barriers in the basement or crawlspace and numerous cracks in both floor and walls. It was recommended to have cracks sealed in the crawlspace and basement foundation walls and the basement floor, an encapsulation liner placed over exposed soil in the crawlspace, debris removed from crawlspace, the subfloor and joist sprayed with a microbial cleaner in the basement and crawlspace and a sealed below floor drainage system should be placed under the basement floor to control ground water intrusion with an encapsulation liner over the basement walls after being treated with a microbial cleaner. It was also recommended to extend downspouts away from the home and make sure the landscaping slopes away from the foundation.

The Air Advice air samples were taken on the second level of the home and in the basement which checks six different categories in the air. This report showed a high level of particles and chemicals in the indoor air in the upper level suggesting that increased ventilation may be needed to remove pollutants from the air as well as a proper inspection, repair and cleaning of any issues with the HVAC system or duct work. Humidity readings were also taken on all levels of the home and were in normal range at the time of inspection. It was recommended to install an EZ Breathe Ventilation unit to perform daily air exchanges in the home to help remove harmful particles in the air. 

 

 

Rich A.
Alton, IL
November 26, 2019

Took two tape samples in areas of concern. Report showed rare numbers in a couple of categories that did not prompt for any major remediation to be recommended. 

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