Mold Inspection and Testing
ECOthink group (ETG) specializes in identifying, evaluating and controlling mold hazards in residential and commercial buildings. Our experts consist of Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIHs), safety and mold professionals with over 20 years experience in the field of mold inspection and testing. We provide a wide range of services that focus on solving your mold issues including toxic black mold also known as stachybotrys chartarum. Mold contamination is a serious issue that can detrimentally effect your health and significantly damage your property.
Mold contamination results from moisture intrusion. The first step in controlling the mold hazards is to eliminate the source of moisture. ETG can assist you in detecting leaks and moisture intrusion through inspections using highly sensitive testing equipment and our extensive field experience. We will provide feasible and effective solutions in a timely manner.
We work within the state of Connecticut and will respond expeditiously to your emergencies and requests.
The Connecticut Department of Health has issued mold removal guidelines titled “Connecticut Guidelines for Mold Abatement Contractors”. These are recommended practices and not regulations. The Connecticut guidelines for mold removal reference mold guidelines written by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Health Canada, and the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).
The CT DPH recommends that at a minimum, all mold abatement contractors working in Connecticut follow the principles and practices prescribed in the most current version of IICRC S520. The CT DPH also recommend that every mold abatement job site have a full-time supervisor at the jobsite who is formally trained to understand the principles and practices described in IICRC S520. In addition all workers should be adequately trained to understand the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), know how and when to use such equipment, and can work in a safe manner without causing harm to themselves, fellow workers and building occupants, or the building.
ETG services include the following:
- Mold investigations / mold inspections
- Air testing for mold
- Flood response services
- Moisture assessments
- Testing for sewage contaminants
- Development of remediation specifications
- Remediation services
- Monitoring mold remediation
- Clearance testing