We understand that your work environment is a major focus for all of us. At particular times, issues arise in your industry or workplace that may cause you or your employees concern. This could be as a result of flooding, water leakage or damage, visible signs of mould, unexplained illness, indoor air quality issues or poorly maintained HVAC systems
Utilising our comprehensive knowledge of the mould industry our commercial assessment provides you with a complete investigation of your environment and the problem areas.
All samples taken onsite are analysed in our own fully equipped laboratory and results provided to you in an easy to read report.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND HVAC SYSTEMS
Exposure to airborne contaminants in the indoor environment can result in a range of adverse health affects. MouldLab’s multi-disciplinary approach to assessing these potential exposures can identify the causative agents, including the exposure to other chemical contaminants such as formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and dust plus synthetic mineral fibres.
HVAC systems may also contribute to many indoor air quality issues where ventilation in the building is poor, there is insufficient fresh air exchange or the HVAC system has not been maintained or serviced adequately. Our thorough investigation of your HVAC system can highlight these potential issues and we can provide you with comprehensive advice to remove potential chemical contaminants and improve potential health and comfort issues that may have arisen.
Our initial evaluation is followed by a comprehensive building IAQ assessment incorporating IAQ recommendations and protocols from Australian and International experts.
A typical IAQ assessment includes:
recording symptoms being experienced during a walk-through of affected and non affected areas
- inspection of the HVAC systems (air handling units, cooling, coils, drain pans, supply plenums and ducts, outside air intakes)
- Air and surface samples taken to detect mould and bacteria
- assessment of possible contaminant sources
- measurements to evaluate air exchange and ventilation rate
- recording of temperature and relative humidity to determine thermal comfort
In most assessments, this will highlight building—related problems. However, when further investigation and documentation is required a sound sampling strategy is applied to field collection of additional data including air sampling for
- chemical contamination
- bacterial and fungal counts
At MouldLab we also understand the importance of meeting OH&S criteria in any organisation or business. Through our assessment process, we are able to evaluate hazards and risks and provide recommendations to implement effective hazard and risk control measures.
WHAT DO I GET IN THE ASSESSMENT?
- Onsite attendance by our expert Mycologist, David Lark and/or a member of his investigative team.
- Air and Surface sampling
- Temperature, RH, Dew Point, CO2, CO, TVOC, Particulates
- Moisture Readings
- Boroscope inspection of cavities.
- Sub-floor and roof voids where required, in line with OH&S confined spaces safety standards.
- Air-conditioning plant inspections
- Assessing potential VOCs from nearby industries and Environmental Considerations
- Formaldehyde Monitoring if required
- Referrals to relevant industry specialists
- Full Laboratory Analysis and Report
HOW TO ARRANGE AN ASSESSMENT
Contact us to discuss your specific requirements and to arrange a quote.
Interstate assessments, additional sampling, equipment hire and other laboratory services are also available. We provide market competitive rates and our fully inclusive assessment is at a price you can afford.
In the event that more specialised testing, referral to a HVAC Hygienist, restorer or other expert is required, MouldLab has access to both an Australia-wide and international network of restorers, laboratories and experts that can meet your specific needs.
We can also assist with preparing Litigation Complaint Reports (additional fee), liaison with insurance companies and legal experts in CTTT, VCAT and higher jurisdictional court cases.