XRF stands for X-Ray Fluorescence. This method tests materials by hitting them with X-rays and recording the resulting fluorescent X-rays that are emitted. Each element releases a unique signal and measuring this determines the concentration of the element being tested. This method is used to test for the presence of lead-based paint. The benefit of…Details
What is the difference between mold testing and mold assessment and which do you need? Mold testing is the process of taking samples using a swab, tape or air pump. This offers concrete, analytical data. Air testing provides spore counts and compares indoor and outdoor samples to look for amplification. Direct sampling tells you if…Details
Before buying a home, you will probably have a home inspector assess the property. But will they test for asbestos? The answer is probably not – for several reasons. Any home built before 1980 most likely has some asbestos. Various materials contain asbestos including floor tiles, pipe insulation and shingles. But just being there doesn’t…Details
Are you prepared? It’s Fall and named storms and hurricanes can still come roaring up from the tropics. Advance preparation for strong winds, rain and flooding is critical. The last thing you want to be doing this year is calling me to assess a mold situation at your property. I am still doing work with New York Rising…Details
A recent study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology suggests that in our efforts to have comfortable and beautiful homes we have surrounded ourselves with products that shed toxic chemicals and contaminate our environment.