Professionals You May Need For
Environmental & Mold Hazards
In the course of responding to environmental hazards, the services of several professionals may be required. Our firm has served Pittsburgh and Western PA for 30 years and are familar with working with many of the providers necessary to "get the job done"
As qualified professionals are found, they may be listed on this site. Finding people who can help you can be time consuming. If you ask, we will help you find professionals in your area.
Environmental & Assessors & Inspectors
We suggest utilizing certified indoor air professionals that are trained to test for and identify the full range of environmental issues. Envirospect professionals have experience and training in the full range of environmental issues. Envirospect professionals have identified pesticides, formaldehyde, asbestos, allergens, and a host of other contaminants in homes, businesses, schools, municipal buildings and many other properties.
Though mold is the most often tested environmental hazard, it is not the only hazard that should concern us. Many testers have limited training in that their role is simply the technical process of taking swabs of spots of mold or air samples. Their job ends with providing the data from the lab. Environmental Inspectors and testers, as described below, usually perform site assessment to find sources of moisture and recommends the appropriate tests. The most common environmental issue is mold, but many other contaminations exist.
Certified Mold Remediators
Certified Mold Remediators clean up mold by mold removal. Some mold remediators stop sources of moisture and remodel the house when mold remediation is complete. There is a significant difference between abilities and approaches to environmental hazards. The term "remediation" is generally used to identify the process of removing or cleaning the hazard. "Abatement" is a term generally used to refer to including removing the cause or source of the contamination as well as cleaning the environmental hazard.
Radon, Lead, Asbestos and other Environmental Hazard Remediators
Each of the environmental hazards takes special training, equipment and license to properly clean up or remove
HVAC ( Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioner ) Professionals
Each home, business, school, health care facility or office has its own unique set of conditions. Improper installation or maintenance account for a significant portion of the environmental hazards in buildings. More importantly, HVAC, air cleaning, dilution or disinfection are a prime component of correcting environmental risks and hazards.
Health & Wellness Professionals
We have found some very qualified professionals to determine sensitivities to mold and other environmental hazards. Two common medical professionals for mold, allergen and other environmental illness symptoms include allergists and pulmonologists. Internists and general practitioners are often key to discovering environmental health issues. We have also found Chiropractors as well as Physicians that excel at determining MCS, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome.
To support insurance claims or deal with defective construction or negligent contaminations a legal professional may need consulted.
Many companies have mold coverage. This is more often true when a claim that is covered as a casualty loss is the cause of an environmental problem. We have found that reading you own insurance policy is a very wise thing to do