Complete visual inspection of the interior of
the residential structure.
Dust sampling using dust collection device and
30 micron screen.
Analytical services of collected samples
utilizing an accredited laboratory performing an
immunoassay for cat allergen, dog allergen, cockroach
allergen and dust mite allergen Der p1 and Der f1 .
(Analytical Services Provided By Aerotech P&K
Full data interpretation of analytical results
to include summary page indicating the presence of
contaminants above threshold limit values reported by
laboratory data. (TLV levels reference AIHA and ACGIH)
Reference report with EPA recommended guidelines
for self clean up or referral to an appropriate
contaminants include mold, animal dander and cat saliva, dust
mites, and cockroaches. There are many sources of these
pollutants; household pets are sources of saliva and animal
dander. Contaminated central air handling systems can become
breeding grounds for mold, mildew, and other sources of
biological contaminants and can then distribute these
contaminants through the home.
By controlling the relative humidity level in a home, the growth
of some sources of biological contaminants can be minimized. A
relative humidity of 30-50 percent is generally recommended for
homes. Standing water, water-damaged materials, or wet surfaces
also serve as a breeding ground for molds, mildews, bacteria,
and insects. House dust mites, the source of one of the most
powerful biological allergens, grow in damp, warm environments.
biological contaminants trigger allergic reactions, including
hypersensitivity pneumonitis, allergic rhinitis, and some types
of asthma. Allergic reactions occur only after repeated
exposure to a specific biological allergen. However, that
reaction may occur immediately upon re-exposure or after
multiple exposures over time. As a result, people who have
noticed only mild allergic reactions, or no reactions at all may
suddenly find themselves very sensitive to particular
allergens. Children, elderly people, and people with breathing
problems, allergies, and lung diseases are particularly
susceptible to disease-causing biological agents in the indoor