Mold Inspection Radon Testing

Mold RadonIAC2 is the non-profit, certifying body for home and building
inspectors who have fulfilled certain educational and testing
requirements including those in the area of indoor air quality.
Indoor air quality issues include Mold, Radon, Biologicals, Carbon
Monoxide, Formaldehyde, Pesticides, Asbestos and Lead.
IAC2 Certified inspectors have fulfilled the following minimum
requirements:
1. IAC2 Certified inspectors are all members in good standing
of the International Association of Certified Home
Inspectors (InterNACHI) which is the largest inspection
association in the world with strict membership
requirements.
2. IAC2 Certified inspectors have all completed at least one
additional 8-hour approved indoor air inspection-related
course.
Nationally renowned environmental lawyer Randall Weiner has
accepted a position on IAC2′s Advisory Board. Mr. Weiner has
been practicing environmental law for over 20 years. He has
developed an expertise in air, water and land pollution,
representing individuals and environmental groups. He has
obtained numerous court orders protecting people impacted by
pollution, including a $12 million settlement from ASARCO,
Incorporated on behalf of the residents of Globeville. He was also
the “Garbage Barge” attorney, obtaining three injunctions to halt
the barge in New York, thereby highlighting the garbage crisis and
the necessity for recycling in 1987. We are very pleased
to welcome Randall Weiner to IAC2′s Advisory Board.
EVERY HOME SHOULD BE TESTED FOR MOLD
According to Dr. John D. Shane, Vice President of Laboratory
services of PRO-LAB millions of homes across America have
hidden water leaks that are promoting mold growth that can
expose homeowners to mold spores. Mold has a potential to cause
health problems like allergies, irritation (to lungs, eyes, skin,
throat, nose) and are potentially toxic. Inhaling and touching
mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals
and normally healthy individuals may become sensitive to mold
after exposure.
The EPA states that, “It is important to take precautions to limit
your exposure to mold and mold spores. Avoid breathing in mold
or mold spores”. The EPA also recommends that if you suspect
you have a hidden mold problem you should consider hiring an
experienced professional to avoid exposure to potentially massive
doses of mold spores.
Mold damages what it grows on. The longer it grows the more
damage it can cause. If there is a mold problem in your home, you
should clean up the mold promptly. Mold can be hidden, growing
on the water from a hidden leak, and can develop into a
potentially large problem if not caught in time.
Testing your home on a regular basis is a prudent way to prevent
small problems from growing into a costly and unhealthy
situation, and always avoid exposing yourself and others to mold.