Thank you for enquiring about NAL East Environmental Services (National Analytical Laboratories) for your governmental indoor air quality evaluation. We conduct inspections and samplings for many federal and government agencies including schools, colleges, prisons, hospitals, housing authorities, redevelopment authorities and many state and federal agencies.
To better understand our services, you first need to understand that mold is present everywhere—indoors and outdoors. The question lies in what kind of mold it is and how much there is. Mold spores are airborne and microscopic, traveling through open windows, doors and HVAC systems. These spores thrive in warm, damp areas, appearing in basements, bathrooms, attics, laundry rooms and kitchens. Mold can produce a musty odor and if not taken care of, can produce irritants and allergens that can cause health related problems.
While the United States government and federal agencies may seem like all powerful entities, silent infestations that can deter these powerful organization is the growth of mold, bacteria, or allergens. These microorganisms can be found in any type of building, ranging from a small credit union or a school to the sprawling halls of Congress. Oftentimes, many federal- and government owned buildings are aging and prone to excessive moisture. This is a breeding ground for mold which can lead to unhealthy conditions. At NAL East, we use a series of samplings to organize a plan for remediation if your facility contains organisms in the air that could be potentially harmful.
Our package includes a complete visual inspection of the building or areas of concern. Our experts will document and take pictures of every area of concern and you will receive a copy with the final microbial reports. Then, we will conduct three air samples. The first two samples will be conducted indoors using high volume air pumps to determine the quality of the air indoors. These two indoor samples will be able to determine what’s present in the air and at what levels. If there are no visual signs of contamination, a moisture meter may be used on the walls, ceilings and floors to determine if any moisture is hidden in these areas. The last of the three samples will be an outdoor sample to establish a baseline for comparison against the two indoor samples. Once the sampling is complete, our experts will seal and label the samples to prepare for laboratory pickup.
Within 12 to 24 hours your analysis will be completed by the microbiology lab and your facility will receive a comprehensive report of the Environmental Consultants’ findings, as well as a detailed analytical report listing what was found and at what levels. We will then be notified by the microbiology lab if the levels detected in your facility are deemed safe and if not, what medical conditions can stem or come about from these unsafe levels. If issues are detected, your results report will include a full and comprehensive scope of exactly what work needs to be done and exactly how it needs to be conducted. This extensive report will act as a guide for the mold remediators, detailing proper removal and next steps.
Since your inspection and results are conducted by Certified Indoor Environmentalists, Certified Mold Remediator Supervisors and Microbiologists, the results are verified and accepted by most financial and governmental agencies. If issues are detected, our Certified Mold remediator Supervisors will include a step-by-step guideline detailing exactly what needs to be done and how using the EPA and Department of Health standards.
Additional sampling can be conducted, if needed, for an additional charge. Additional samplings include spore trap sampling, tape lift sampling, bulk samples, carpet vacuum cultured dust samples, culture swab samples and culturable Petri Dish air samples.
At NAL East, we have no conflict of interest because we only do the testing. Our inspection will provide all the necessary information to tell you exactly what is going on inside the property. We conduct every inspection as if it was our own property.
That is why banks, insurance companies, mortgage companies and many state and federal agencies accept our documentation. With scientific documentation and your microbial reports in hand, you know exactly what you’re up against, with no hidden instances. All our inspections are strictly confidential and coded for privacy
We currently follow the guidelines set forth by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), the New York City Department of Health (NYCDOH) and the California Occupational Health and Safety Administration (Cal-OSHA).
If you suspect your federal agency or government owned building has a mold problem, call the experts at NAL East. Our highly trained technicians can do a thorough inspection of the property, accessing the sources of moisture or water damage and then following through with the correct samplings. Once the samples have been collected, we then follow through with certified lab-tested reports, highlighting areas of concern and providing recommendations for remediation.