Remediation Management

When ESI inspects your property, everything is documented and photographed to assist in determining a prioritized plan of action for resolving existing problems and preventing future challenges. We conduct a thorough interview regarding health concerns of occupants as needed before we inspect the interior and exterior of the property.

Based on the interview and inspection, a series of tests are performed and sent to a certified independent laboratory for analysis. When water damaged or contaminated building materials are hidden inside wall and or ceiling cavities, ESI detects contributing problematic sources with equipment such as:

  • Photographic fiber optic scopes.
  • Thermal imaging infrared and digital cameras
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) testing equipment (Mold Asbestos & Chemical Compounds)
  • Moisture Mapping
  • Hydro Thermometers
  • Smoke tubes

Although the equipment is a critical part of any evaluation, the personnel operating the equipment and interpreting the results must be qualified.

Once the lab results are concluded, an environmental report is prepared with full documentation and recommendations. We then consult with you, to discuss the prioritized action plan to help properly manage any needed remediation.

Once the contaminated areas are properly remediated, ESI will re-inspect those areas to ensure there are no elevated levels of moisture within the building materials in addition to ensuring the impacted areas have been properly decontaminated.

Remediation protocols are often requested by contractors, insurance adjusters, and property owners for many reasons, including:

  • Knowing the level of mold or asbestos contamination in the breathable air space is critical PRIOR to anyone working. This knowledge will play a vital role in keeping people out of the hospital and courts of law.
  • In addition, determining a normal fungal ecology for the building envelope and its surroundings is a vital piece of information needed when asked to perform clearance testing.
  • Understanding and documenting the health concerns and issues of the occupants is extremely important in determining possible causes and resolutions.
  • Knowing the specific building science will have an impact on the remediation methods required, such as any natural gas entering the building envelopes and HVAC zoning is critical when designing isolation chambers and or negative / positive air pressure zones.
  • It is important to know if there any contributing factors other than the claim related issues that may cross-contaminate the occupants or non-affected areas of the building.
  • Does the building’s interior or exterior have pre-existing conditions, which could cause future problems with the remediated and or restored areas, once the claim is closed?

 

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call our office at (410)-867-6262, or email us at info@esi4u.com