Kent Indoor Environmental Inspection & Remediation Services
At Environix, we focus on much more than just creating a great experience for our customers. We aim to do the job right, which means we’re not looking for repeat customers. We believe that all indoor environmental projects require a permanent solution in order to be successful.
Our team of seasoned inspectors is equipped with the tools and the know-how to identify the problem and track down the source. What’s more, we aim to provide an effective solution for all of our clients, from both a practical and a financial point of view.
Lead Testing & Inspections
Lead is a dangerous compound that may be present in as many as 1.2 million homes across Washington. The human body absorbs lead, which is then stored in our bones, blood, and organs.
As we age, our organism releases the stored lead, which is confused with essential nutrients like calcium. Our bodies try to create muscle tissue and brain connections with the lead, which results in severe health conditions.
Finding a reliable Kent lead testing company can help detect it and provide a course of action to solve the problem.
Leaded Paint Testing
Leaded-paints were banned in the late 1970s, but there are still many homes that have old layers of these dangerous coatings. Lead-based paint testing is the process of examining all surfaces in your home in order to identify contaminated coats.
There are three main techniques used to test leaded paint, which are DIY swabs, paint chip sampling, and XRF testing. Although DIY kits are widely available, these provide unreliable results, to the extent that the EPA stopped endorsing this method.
Paint chip sampling was regarded as the standard, but this method also exposes the potential source of lead and requires a significant amount of time.
XRF testing is the most efficient and accurate technique today because it provides ultra-accurate, instant results.
Soil Lead Testing
Besides paint, elevated lead levels are often found in the soil around a house. Lead paint does play a role in this because it gradually chips and falls off, eventually making it to the soil.
The lead is then absorbed, which can become a huge problem. Unfortunately, children are more likely to ingest soil than adults, which means they are at a higher risk of being affected by elevated lead levels.
Mold Removal & Remediation
Our mold removal service can help improve your indoor air quality and create a healthy environment for your family.
Mold is natural, but it can cause a series of symptoms and potentially impact your family’s health. To make matter worse, there are many myths surrounding mold and it’s not always easy to tell fact from fiction. Our goal is to help you understand the true effects it can have and provide a series of affordable mold abatement solutions that get the job done the first time.
Removing and cleaning mold might sound straightforward, but it’s actually a complicated process. You have to take different elements into consideration, including the movement of mold spores throughout your home.
Mold spores are ubiquitous, but high concentrations can produce symptoms like allergies and severe complications for people with autoimmune diseases. And, the more spores settle throughout your home, the higher the chances of increased growth.
Our Remediation Process
Because mold spores are not visible to the naked eye, our Kent mold specialists use a four-pronged approach to remove and prevent future growth.
- Containment: Properly containing the affected area will limit the number of spores that settle through your house and reduce the amount of work at needs to be carried out.
- Removal: All affected materials must be removed from the area and properly disposed of.
- Cleaning: Cleaning itself requires a separate process, which includes vacuuming, wiping, steaming, and encapsulating.
- Testing and Verification: Once the mold has been removed, our team will carry out tests in order to verify that the project was a success.
Mold Inspection & Testing Services in Kent
While traditional mold testing does identify the type and concentration levels, it doesn’t focus on finding the root of the problem. At Environix, our approach relies on rigorous lab tests with thorough on-site inspections. We aim to find the source and present an actionable plan to help you solve the issue.
High humidity is often the culprit, so the only real way to solve your mold problem permanently is to find the source of the excess moisture. In some cases, this can mean poor ventilation and in others, it can signal significant problems like leaking pipes.
Our Kent mold testing specialists will carry out a comprehensive examination to help get to the bottom of the moisture issue. In addition, our home mold inspection services also include a standard lab test to accurately determine the extent of the contamination.
KENT INSPECTION REPORT:
REASON FOR INSPECTION:
- Client’s son is experiencing health issues when he is in the home. They are concerned with mold and air quality problems. Environix hired to inspect the areas of concern as well as collect an indoor air quality sample.
- This single family residential property was built in 1957 and is approximately 2000ft².
"Thanks, Katheryn; much appreciated. Jeff did a thorough inspection and represented your firm very well. I'm going to absorb his report over the next couple of days and then get back to you by this coming Tuesday to get Environix's part of the work scheduled and moving forward. Please have yourself a good weekend. Be well and safe."
– Herb J.