Concerns About Mold
occupants and homeowners are becoming increasingly aware of
the adverse health implications of toxic mold contamination
and bacteria. Much like issues associated with asbestos and
lead paint contamination, neglect is a primary cause of fungal
and bacteriological hazards. Building owners, facility managers
and insurance companies that neglect to address or remediate
these hazards are increasingly facing potential liabilities.
Are molds and bacteria something to always be alarmed about? Not
really. Molds and fungi are present everywhere --
indoors and outdoors, in the air and on most common surfaces.
There are more than 100,000 known species of mold. At least
1,000 species of mold are common in the United States. Many
moldsare vital to our everyday life and are used in the production
of everything from baked goods to penicillin.
Mold and bacteria can form on most common building surfaces and
products (ceiling tiles, drywall, insulation, etc.) if they
remain wet for 24 to 48 hours. Prolonged exposure to moisture
(pipe leaks, construction defects, flooding, etc.) will allow
them to reproduce until they become a serious threat to human
health. Documented health problems related to toxic mold and
bacteria exposure include allergic responses, headaches, rashes,
asthma, eye irritation, respiratory illnesses, nausea and
Do You Have Mold?
The answer is if you have had water intrusion into the building,
you can have mold growth begin within 36-48 hours. That can
be from a leaky or broken pipe/hose, ground water(basement),
leaky roofs or windows, shower/tub enclosures without the
right caulking. That is most typical. It is also possible
to build mold into the structure during the construction process.
The home in Texas that got a lot of press was built on top
of a spring or some other water source so that the concrete
basement continually had a high moisture content. Also we
find that wood that is used, if left in the rain can bring
in mold growth.
CEI Mold Remediation Services
"We Go Where The Mold Is"
We specialize in structural and HVAC mold (or microbial)
of commercial office buildings, homes, schools and hospitals.
CEI focuses on successful cleaning of microbially-contaminated
HVAC systems, and interior structures, such as walls, ceilings
and floors. We realize these structures vary in level of
and the occupant's sensitivity levels are different; hence,
our technicians provide personal attention to determine the
appropriate remediation strategy before work in your building.
our background and experience in HVAC mechanical system hygiene,
CEI specializes in locating and cleaning mold contamination
in ductwork. Visible mold growth inside ducts of on other
components of your heating and cooling system is often a source
of contamination that other remediation companies miss.
to end-to-end service, the remediation specialists of CEI
provide the following services:
Structural and HVAC Decontamination
We also dispose of contaminated:
- Ceiling Tiles
- Furnishings (if necessary after the decontamination process)
- Construction Debris
will evaluate your system and the impact the cleaning process
will have on your environment. We will also recommend other
actions you can take to improve indoor air quality aside from
mold remediation. Our thorough building inspection includes the
- Visual inspection
- Inspect behind walls with boroscopes, robotic camers, etc.
- Facilitate testing for hidden mold through testing of the air and testing of surface samples
When you choose to work with CEI, you choose to work with
who are going to do the job right the first time, saving you
time and money. Our technicians are thoroughly trained and
take pride in their work. CEI crews are equipped with a variety
of HEPA filtered vacuums and hegative air machines.
taken before the remediation help us guarantee that our services
will be effective. Service technicians carefully build containment
structures, in effect, sealing off the contaminated area.
This process prevents further spread of the contamination
throughout the rest of the structure. Other nationally-approved
steps in our remediation process include: HEPA vacuuming,
disinfecting, sealing and documenting all project activities
to make sure the job is done right.
CEI takes mold remediation seriously and requires that a Certified
Industrial Hygienist be on hand for every major project. They
help determine what the initial scope of work will be
and perform the clearance tests at all stages of the remediation
to insure that the job is complete and the area is safe for
occupants to return. All of CEI's technicians are in the field
everyday performing mold remediation projects, and CEI's
Ira Finger, oversees all jobs himself for the highest quality
assurance. In addition, if the mold contamination reaches
beyond our scope of services, we immediately access our network
of nationally-renown indoor air quality professionals to provide
you with the service you need. With the health of building
and home occupants on the line, we can afford to do nothing
Safety: Priority One
for both your building occupants and our employees is primary.
Meticulous care is taken to prevent contamination from entering
the atmosphere. We work during the off hours when your building
is at its lowest occupancy. Furniture and equipment in the
work area are covered. The work area is thoroughly cleaned
every night so there are "Zero Complaints" the next
morning. We follow all OSHA regulations and are trained for
"permit required confined space" conditions.