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Emissivity: Misuse of Infrared Imaging for Detecting Moisture

Posted on: March 27th, 2014 by Peter Sierck No Comments

The Emissivity of a material is defined as the relative ability of its surface to emit energy by radiation. If three different materials such as the skin of a person, a wooden desk and a metal sheet that all have the […]

Lead Against Lead

Posted on: March 10th, 2014 by Peter Sierck No Comments

Lead is a dangerous element that is estimated to be found in 25% of all homes nation-wide (U.S. EPA 2001; U.S. HUD 1999). Excessive exposure to children can cause reduced intelligence, impaired hearing, reduced stature, and many other adverse health […]

Dust Mites

Posted on: March 6th, 2014 by Peter Sierck No Comments

Dust Mites Dust mites are 8-legged arthropods that live in the house dust of homes where they are prevalent. They have been recognized as a major source of allergens regarding house dust since 1967 and feed on organic materials such […]

The Silent Science Behind Off-Gassing

Posted on: February 19th, 2014 by Peter Sierck No Comments

The process of off-gassing is the evaporation of volatile chemicals in non-metallic materials. This means that the building materials in your home can release chemicals into the air, which then become part of the air you are breathing. Such suspect materials include: carpet, […]

Public’s Misuse of Research Tool for Indoor Mold Cleanup

Posted on: January 31st, 2014 by Peter Sierck No Comments

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) developed an Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (E.R.M.I.) intended for research only as a way to objectively describe the mold burden inside one’s residence. There have been complaints about firms using this method despite the […]

10 Signs Why You May Need Moisture and Mold Testing

Posted on: January 28th, 2014 by Peter Sierck No Comments
10 signs

10 Signs Why You May Need Moisture and Mold Testing If you notice any of these concerns where you live or work you might need a professional mold and moisture survey and possible mold testing. 1. You see mold growing […]

Proper Draining System For Preventing Mold Growth

Posted on: January 20th, 2014 by Peter Sierck No Comments
proper drainage

Proper Drainage Systems In theory, preventing mold growth inside one’s home is a fairly simple task to do.  Although there are a number of ways that water can seep into the comfort of your living space, rain gutters are often […]

New Mold Remediation Instructor

Posted on: November 7th, 2013 by Peter Sierck No Comments

We are proud to announce to that our Mold Consultant, Felix Neumann, has been approved by the Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to teach their mold and sewage remediation class. The Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) course […]

Infection Control and Prevention – What you can do!?

Posted on: June 18th, 2013 by Peter Sierck No Comments

Hospital acquired infections, (HAIs) or nosocomial infections are in the news daily, but where outside of hospitals can you contract these same bugs?  Away from a hospital setting the these bacteria and viruses are a known reality in airports, hotels, […]

We are Excited to Announce the Arrival of our Narda SRM 3006!

Posted on: June 17th, 2013 by Peter Sierck No Comments
Narda SRM 3006

We have extended our capabilities. The Narda SRM 3006 allows us to measure Radio Frequencies (RF) emissions in a more selective, accurate and precise way. This is the state of the art field instrument, which is simultaneously a spectrum analyzer […]

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