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Moisture Survey Testing of a water mitigation project insures the drying plan being performed is properly sized and balanced allowing for continual progression towards the goal to reduce or eliminate excess moisture in less than 48 hours as a means to stop the continual damage occurring, such as mold growth.
Fighting excessive moisture that can lead to mold is one of the principal responsibilities for just about every restoration company mitigating water losses. Leaks and flood damage lead to the growth and infestation of harmful microbes such as mold, fungi and bacteria, which can cause significant health problems for residents or workers. In addition, as moisture seeps into the structure, it can also wreak havoc on walls, floors, insulation and many other components of a building.
Despite the health risks associated with this type of biological contamination, unfortunately, no federal standards exist for airborne concentrations of mold spores, according to the Division of Occupational Health and Safety within the National Institutes of Health. However, although the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do not adhere to a codified set of requirements, the DOHS noted that epidemiological studies have provided a wealth of knowledge about the connection between damp or moldy buildings and adverse health effects such as asthma exacerbation, respiratory symptoms and infections.
The IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) however, maintains strict standards and best practices for the restoration of water-damaged property. These can be complex and overwhelming for even the most knowledgeable restorer. Without the ability to track, monitor and measure moisture readings, restoration companies may find it difficult to maintain these best practices while remaining transparent and accountable.
Assurance of accuracy, transparency, and accountability is what Bluegrass Environmental provides to property owners and water mitigation contractors by performing our third party, no conflict of interest, Moisture Survey Testing.