AirSpec is able to serve all of your indoor air quality needs.


AirSpec is able to serve all of your indoor air quality needs.


We service residential, commercial, and industrial properties.


Our Services

Services

Mold Assessments

Our licensed mold assessors will determine the location, severity, and causation of reported water and/or mold damage inside a residence or building, perform relevant mold spore sampling, provide recommendations for corrective actions, and, if requested, develop an expert mold remediation protocol.

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Mold Remediation Protocols

We provide individual mold remediation protocols to deliver cost-effective procedures to remove mold growth from a building. The procedures are based primarily on our expertise and the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) R520 Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation.

The R520 is a procedural standard based on reliable remediation principles, available scientific and industry literature and information, and practical experience.


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Mold Growth Cause and Origin Investigations

A cause and origin mold assessment aims to determine the location, severity, and causation of water and/or mold damage inside a building. AirSpec will perform the necessary moisture source testing and develop a timeline for each causation.

We identify each causation as short-term, long-term, or chronic exposure to moisture. This classification is based on the maturity of the mold growth, the severity of water damage, experience, professional opinion, and species of mold present.


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Post-Remediation Verifications (PRV)

A post-remediation verification aims to provide reasonable assurance that mold amplification was removed from the indicated mold remediation work areas. The verification includes a thorough visual and odor assessment, dry conditions, clean surfaces, and satisfactory mold spore sample results.

Same-day clearance is available in most areas of Florida.


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Post-Water Infiltration Assessments (PWI)

A post-water infiltration assessment aims to provide reasonable reassurance that all remaining building materials in the indicated work area are dry following a water infiltration event. In addition, the impacted areas should not have any mold-like odors, and there should be no signs of visible mold colonization on the building materials. All mold spore sample results must indicate a normal fungal ecology.

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Indoor Air Quality Assessments

The purpose of an IAQ assessment is to evaluate an indoor environment and determine the causative factor(s) of the occupants' reported discomfort.

During an IAQ assessment, our assessors may look for the following: signs of visible mold and water damage, temperature and relative humidity, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds (VOC), noise, dust, asbestos, lead, radon, appropriate airflow/ventilation, and more.


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Peer Reviews

The purpose of a peer review is to examine mold assessment and remediation documents from other companies and to compare the findings, recommendations, processes, and invoices to known laws, standards, and publications that focus on the mold assessment and mold remediation industries. Our goal is to verify the accuracy of mold assessment and remediation claims for the requesting party.

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Industrial Hygiene Consulting

Companies that proactively manage industrial hygiene risks position themselves to protect their workers' health and well-being while enhancing their reputation, social value, and bottom line. AirSpec has several Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) on staff to meet your workplace needs.

The goal of our industrial hygienists is to anticipate, recognize, and evaluate health and safety hazards or concerns and provide corrective actions to prevent adverse health effects from exposures to identified hazards (i.e., chemical, physical, or biological). Our industrial hygienists determine potential workplace risks, gathering data and running tests to identify chemical, biological, physical, ergonomic, and air contaminant hazards.

They promote OSHA compliance by examining workplace conditions and providing recommendations to keep a workplace free from recognized hazards and ensure compliance. Early and comprehensive risk assessment and hazard identification, paired with practical hazard controls, monitoring, and training, enable organizations to stay ahead of emerging industrial hygiene hazards and limit their regulatory and legal liabilities.


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Laboratory Services

We provide an in-house evaluation of mold spore air and surface samples. Our turnaround time for these samples is typically 24-48 hours. Our McCrone Institute-trained microscopists analyze all mold spore air and surface samples.

Dr. Kathleen Steepy is our laboratory director and has a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from Carnegie Mellon University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Temple University. Dr. Steepy received advanced fungal spore identification training at the McCrone Institute in Chicago, Illinois.

Our Services

Services

Mold Assessments

Our licensed mold assessors will determine the location, severity, and causation of reported water and/or mold damage inside a residence or building, perform relevant mold spore sampling, provide recommendations for corrective actions, and, if requested, develop an expert mold remediation protocol.

Services

Mold Remediation Protocols

We provide individual mold remediation protocols to deliver cost-effective procedures to remove mold growth from a building. The procedures are based primarily on our expertise and the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) R520 Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation.

The R520 is a procedural standard based on reliable remediation principles, available scientific and industry literature and information, and practical experience.


Services

Mold Growth Cause and Origin Investigations

A cause and origin mold assessment aims to determine the location, severity, and causation of water and/or mold damage inside a building. AirSpec will perform the necessary moisture source testing and develop a timeline for each causation.

We identify each causation as short-term, long-term, or chronic exposure to moisture. This classification is based on the maturity of the mold growth, the severity of water damage, experience, professional opinion, and species of mold present.


Services

Post-Remediation Verifications (PRV)

A post-remediation verification aims to provide reasonable assurance that mold amplification was removed from the indicated mold remediation work areas. The verification includes a thorough visual and odor assessment, dry conditions, clean surfaces, and satisfactory mold spore sample results.

Same-day clearance is available in most areas of Florida.


Services

Post-Water Infiltration Assessments (PWI)

A post-water infiltration assessment aims to provide reasonable reassurance that all remaining building materials in the indicated work area are dry following a water infiltration event. In addition, the impacted areas should not have any mold-like odors, and there should be no signs of visible mold colonization on the building materials. All mold spore sample results must indicate a normal fungal ecology.

Services

Indoor Air Quality Assessments

The purpose of an IAQ assessment is to evaluate an indoor environment and determine the causative factor(s) of the occupants' reported discomfort.

During an IAQ assessment, our assessors may look for the following: signs of visible mold and water damage, temperature and relative humidity, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds (VOC), noise, dust, asbestos, lead, radon, appropriate airflow/ventilation, and more.


Services

Peer Reviews

The purpose of a peer review is to examine mold assessment and remediation documents from other companies and to compare the findings, recommendations, processes, and invoices to known laws, standards, and publications that focus on the mold assessment and mold remediation industries. Our goal is to verify the accuracy of mold assessment and remediation claims for the requesting party.

Services

Industrial Hygiene Consulting

Companies that proactively manage industrial hygiene risks position themselves to protect their workers' health and well-being while enhancing their reputation, social value, and bottom line. AirSpec has several Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) on staff to meet your workplace needs.

The goal of our industrial hygienists is to anticipate, recognize, and evaluate health and safety hazards or concerns and provide corrective actions to prevent adverse health effects from exposures to identified hazards (i.e., chemical, physical, or biological). Our industrial hygienists determine potential workplace risks, gathering data and running tests to identify chemical, biological, physical, ergonomic, and air contaminant hazards.

They promote OSHA compliance by examining workplace conditions and providing recommendations to keep a workplace free from recognized hazards and ensure compliance. Early and comprehensive risk assessment and hazard identification, paired with practical hazard controls, monitoring, and training, enable organizations to stay ahead of emerging industrial hygiene hazards and limit their regulatory and legal liabilities.


Services

Laboratory Services

We provide an in-house evaluation of mold spore air and surface samples. Our turnaround time for these samples is typically 24-48 hours. Our McCrone Institute-trained microscopists analyze all mold spore air and surface samples.

Dr. Kathleen Steepy is our laboratory director and has a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from Carnegie Mellon University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Temple University. Dr. Steepy received advanced fungal spore identification training at the McCrone Institute in Chicago, Illinois.

Asbestos Surveys
Asbestos fibers can be released into the air, presenting many established health risks to building occupants or workers from exposure or inhalation. Because of this, numerous federal, state, and local regulations control the creation, installation, monitoring, and removal of asbestos-containing materials (ACM). Asbestos continues to be manufactured and used in some building materials to this day, such as roofing materials, joint compound, floor tiles, masts, window caulk, brake pads, and (very rarely) insulation.

It is a federal and state requirement that suspect ACM is identified regardless of the construction date before demolition or renovation of any commercial building. Visual identification is not enough to determine the presence or absence of asbestos fibers in building materials. Only an Asbestos Survey or Asbestos Screening, which involves sampling and laboratory analysis, can accurately identify and quantify asbestos fibers in building materials. Asbestos surveys are commonly required as part of due diligence during commercial real estate transactions or financing, before demolition or renovation of buildings, or after suspected damage to buildings during flooding and after significant natural disasters.
Chinese Drywall Assessments
Many claims in the U.S. indicate that Chinese drywall manufactured between 2001 and 2009 causes problems related to homeowners' health and the functioning of electronic appliances within the home. The primary concerns with Chinese drywall relate to the emission of potentially toxic and corrosive fumes (gases) from the drywall into the home atmosphere (especially under higher temperatures and humidity). Such emitted fumes include but are not limited to hydrogen sulfide (H2S), sulfur dioxide (SO2), carbon disulfide (CS2), and possibly other irritating and corrosive fumes. These gases have an unpleasant rotten egg odor, pose a health risk to inhabitants, and corrode electrical and plumbing components, causing malfunctioning of electronic systems within the home. AirSpec can inspect, sample, and send the samples for appropriate testing in cases of suspected Chinese drywall.
Clandestine Drug Lab (Meth Lab) assessments, cleaning protocols, and post-remediation verifications
Screenings are beneficial for properties with no known background of use as a meth lab or suspicion of meth use in the property and are a critical tool for protecting realtors, home buyers, renters, and sellers from liability. The assessor will walk around the property to conduct a visual inspection. They will check all outbuildings, garages, attics, crawl spaces, sheds, and basements to look for staining or signs of former meth lab use, lab manufacturing apparatus, or by-products. Sampling for methamphetamine residue is then conducted. The goal is to collect enough samples per property to understand the contamination levels within the structure.
Expert Witness Testimony/Services
We provide industrial hygiene expert witnesses who testify, consult, and provide litigation support on industrial hygiene and related issues. Industrial hygiene expert witnesses may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these industrial hygiene expert witnesses testify regarding may include industrial hygiene, OSHA, asbestos, mold, indoor air quality, lead, legionella, respiratory protection, benzene, industrial hygiene, chemical exposure assessment, construction, environmental, and ergonomics.
IICRC Category 3 Water Damage Assessments
Category 3 water loss involves grossly contaminated water and can contain pathogenic, toxigenic, or other harmful agents. Examples include, but are not limited to, sewage, toilet backflows, seawater, ground surface water, rising water from rivers or streams, and other contaminated water entering or affecting the indoor environment.

This assessment aims to determine the severity of a Category 3 water loss inside the residence, provide recommendations for corrective actions, and develop a prudent remediation and cleanup protocol. Our licensed assessors will perform a visual inspection utilizing moisture detection instruments, collect bacterial samples on building materials impacted by Category 3 water to verify the presence of sewage indicator organisms, and perform relevant mold spore sampling.
IICRC Category 3 Water Clearance Testing
This clearance testing provides reasonable assurance that indicated remediation work areas had been properly cleaned after a recent sewage water (Category 3) infiltration.
Roof Storm Damage Assessments
The purpose of this assessment is to inspect roofs that may have been exposed to damaging weather events. When examining an asphalt-shingled roof, we look for loose, broken, or cracked shingles, and bubbling or blistering in a shingle, as that indicates moisture has made its way to the interior of the structure.
Soot Damage Assessments
Smoke and soot damage is created after a fire has been extinguished in a home or a business and soot residue remains in the structure. Soot is a fine, black powder substance (0.25 µm in size) that binds to walls and fabric. Our assessors visually inspect the building for soot residue and collect soot samples for verification.
VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) Assessments
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are present in all natural and synthetic materials. They can exist not only as structurally diverse liquids and solids but also as vapors. Thus, they are a significant airborne consideration when biomonitoring human exposure levels and evaluating indoor odor issues. VOCs are measured by collecting samples and submitting them for laboratory analysis. VOC sampling can also be a screen for health hazards in the workplace.

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