Mold, Indoor Air Quality and LEED Services

Mold Assessments

IHST uses a multi-level approach to mold assessment, which can include visual inspections, bioaerosol sampling, culturing of viable microorganisms, particle counting, moisture level determinations and other direct-reading instrumentation. IHST's assessors are all qualified, experienced industrial hygienists, capable of recognizing and evaluating complex and subtle interactions of environmental factors that can contribute to growth of mold and other microorganisms. Because IHST uses only professional-level staff. clients can be assured of quality service and support, regardless of the complexity of the challenges encountered.

IHST is fully licensed as Mold Assessment Company by the Texas Department of State Health Services, and staffs several fully licensed Mold Consultants. Clients can rest assured that IHST's professionals can handle all phases of mold assessment, remediation planning and clearance testing in a cost-effective manner, fully compliant with Texas Mold Regulations.

Mold Remediation Planning

IHST develops mold remediation plans that help ensure effective remediation efforts. IHST's mold remediation plans provide clear and concise descriptions of mold locations and quantities, contributing factors that require remediation, and the methods, materials and procedures necessary to effective remove mold, mitigate the causative factors and protect remediation workers and building occupants. IHST's plans also include clear and scientifically defensible criteria for post-remediation inspection and testing to ensure that mold has been effectively removed.

Post-Remediation Clearance Testing

IHST's post-remediation clearance protocols begin with a visual assessment, comparing the results of the remediation effort to the requirements of the initial mold remediation plan, and any additional factors arising during the remediation. The visual inspection ensures that all substrates where mold growth was identified have been properly cleaned and removed, that causative factors have been corrected, and that proper procedures and treatments have been used to ensure that mold growth from the original source(s) does not recur.

After the visual inspection, IHST uses analytical procedures to confirm that existing mold has been successfully eliminated. IHST will choose analytical procedures best suited to the particular remediation efforts, potentially including bioaerosol sampling, surface sampling and culturing of microorganisms. IHST always chooses analytical methods that are scientifically valid, accepted by industry leaders and proven in past litigation.

Indoor Air Quality Assessments

IHST performs thorough, systematic indoor environmental quality investigations. Identification of the root problem allows our industrial hygienists to determine an effective solution. Investigations begin with a careful study of the complaints and the work environment. Initial studies screen the most likely and most common causes of the reported symptoms. Clients are always informed of the goals of each phase of the study, and of the results. IHST can identify problems linked to inadequate makeup air, chemical contaminants and pollutants, and bioaerosols.

LEED Testing

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System® for New Construction allows credits to be earned by either flushing building air prior to occupancy, or by performing air testing to demonstrate that key contaminants are below threshold values. IHST can perform the air testing required to obtain credits under LEED-NC, EQ Credit 3.2, Construction IAQ Management Plan Before Occupancy. To learn more about LEED IAQ testing, contact IHST, or review IHST's Quick Guide to LEED IEQ Testing.

Other Programs and Services

IHST provides a number of other programs services related to mold and indoor environmental quality issues. Our goal is to provide clients with the best, most practical and cost-effective support available. Other programs and services include:

  • Mold and Indoor Air Quality Training Programs
  • Written Moisture Prevention and Control Programs
  • Written Indoor Environmental Quality Programs
  • Regulatory Training in Mold and Indoor
  • Environmental Quality Issues
  • Materials Screening for Construction and Renovation Projects
  • Expert Testimony in Mold and Indoor
  • Environmental Quality Litigation
  • Moisture Prevention and Indoor Environmental
  • Quality Audits and Periodic Inspection Services