ASAP Environmental, Inc. has adopted the most current industry
standards in dealing with mold remediation projects and preparing
remediation protocols and specifications. The quantifying
standards and guidelines that make up acceptable practice
are the IICRC S520 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional
Mold Remediation, the EPA’s Mold Remediation in Schools
and Commercial Buildings, and the New York City Mold Guidelines
on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments.
The most recent IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning,
and Restoration Certification) S520 Standard and Reference
Guide for Professional Mold Remediation, addresses levels
of contamination based on conditions 1, 2 or 3.
- Condition 1 is considered to be a normal level and no
action needs to be taken.
- Condition 2 is where there are trace amounts of contamination
primarily from settled spores that were dispersed directly
or indirectly from a condition 3.
- Condition 3 is an indoor environment that is contaminated
with the presence of actual mold growth and associated spores.
Actual growth includes growth that is active or dormant,
visible or hidden.
The purpose of mold remediation is to return the environment
to a level 1 status. If the property is currently experiencing
a water infiltration or moisture problem, the source of the
problem should be corrected immediately. Since all “mold
problems” are in fact moisture problems we would recommend
the repairs be undertaken before the mold remediation takes
The final step in a mold remediation process is clearance
testing. ASAP Environmental provides our clients with third
party clearance that involves a final visual assessment of
remediation and clearance air quality sampling. Samples are
compared against outdoor or compliant areas as background
levels to insure that a thorough job has been done.
Specifications for Remediation Projects
ASAP Environmental, Inc. can prepare remediation specifications
for our clients who are hiring Remediation Contractors, Remediation
Service Providers, Insurance Providers and Realtors. Our inspectors
have a comprehensive background and have written and understand
the importance of a thorough remediation specification guide.
Our specifications are based on industry standards and common-sense
performance based requirements. All options are evaluated
and procedures necessary to remove, clean and treat fungal
growth are detailed in the specification document along with
quantitative standards for individual mold spore counts that
must be met for clearance.
For analysis of all samples taken, ASAP Environmental employs
only AIHA (American Industrial Hygiene Association) accredited