Trainers Also Available to Travel to Conduct In-Depth Mold Training and Certification Seminar
February 2, 2015
The Environmental Hygienists Association (E.H.A.) announced that it is now providing online certified mold inspector and certified mold remediator training and certification for HVAC contractors, plumbers, and other contractors so that they can effectively find and eliminate toxic mold growth in customers’ homes and workplaces.
California Residents Get Testing Services to Identify Contamination Issues
March 4, 2014
LA Testing announced that it is providing testing for mold and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues in crawl spaces. The company offers the sampling equipment and analysis to identify mold and other IAQ contaminants.
The good idea of sealing up a building to make it energy efficient had some unwanted side-effects. Lack of circulation or the inability of a building to breathe compounded the high humidity problem. Fortunately, the HVAC trade has remained a leader in providing information, answers, and products to combat the humidity problem.
Indoor air quality is something that can’t be seen or heard - but it can be measured. And the better the method of measurement, the better the chances of reducing contaminant, allergen, and dust levels in the environment.
High humidity within homes creates numerous problems. Despite the many home-related humidity issues, there has been little to no measured data available on actual indoor humidity levels in U.S. households. That is why the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded Steven Winter Associates Inc. (SWA) to collect data from homes on interior humidity levels.
The moisture content in a school’s building envelope can provide the medium that mold needs for incubation and growth. Whether a school is under construction or unoccupied during the summer break, it likely is without an HVAC system to help control moisture. Without humidity control, school buildings can become a breeding ground for mold and mildew.