In the world of Mold and Indoor Air Quality inspections there are well trained, experienced professionals and then there are the “Air Suckers”. If you are looking to find a top professional to perform your IAQ or Mold testing and Consultation you should be looking for a CIE or CIEC. Air Suckers only know how to operate an air sampling pump and usually only offer a Lab report with little or no explanation of the results and possible health effects of what is found in the samples. A Council certified Indoor Environmental Consultant will know what the lab report findings mean and then give recommendations of what to do next. A professional consultant will also inspect for the cause of the problem, if one exist. It could be your home or office has only normal amounts of contaminates in the indoor air, or that you may need professional mitigation. A thorough inspection of the property should be part of any consultation from a seasoned inspector and consultant.
When vetting your prospects for hire, you need to ask the right questions about Certification, Experience and overall knowledge of the “Building Sciences” as well as indoor air quality and mold testing. Look for membership in (IAQA), the Indoor Air Quality Association. Certification by the (ACAC) American Council for Certification Accreditation. Look for these logo`s when you hire.