Professional Investigative and Consulting Services for Indoor Air Quality, Mold, and Industrial Hygiene Sampling and Monitoring.
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Our Air & Environmental Services
Our primary focus of services offered is in mold & water damage assessments, infrared (IR) thermal imaging moisture studies, indoor air quality (IAQ) studies, and industrial hygiene (IH) studies. Clean Air Sciences, Inc. was founded and received its State of Illinois Article of Incorporation in 2008. We specialize in discovering the unknown cause of odors, health problems, allergies, and other symptoms related to indoor air quality. We utilize the latest in environmental and building forensic investigative technology in projects that require trace level detection of chemicals and fungal particles which can have significant and detrimental impacts on the health of susceptible individuals.
Many clients have suffered from mold-related symptoms for years from heightened sensitivity caused by Lyme Disease and Lyme toxins, a genetic predisposition to mold sensitivity caused by the HLA-DR (Human Leukocyte Antigen – antigen D Related) gene, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), and been unable to identify the source of the problem using a “mold inspector”. Our scientist utilizes the latest in building forensic investigative technology with sample analysis using a modified method based upon the method developed by the U.S. E.P. A. known as the Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI).
This data may also be compared using the Health Effects Roster of Type-Specific Formers of Mycotoxins and Inflammagens – 2nd Version (HERTSMI-2) which some physicians find useful. Our scientists began collecting ERMI samples since their beginning in 2006 and expanded to a comprehensive sampling method for determination of occupancy issues caused by trace specie levels of mold. Our investigations are tailored specifically to your health conditions and the possible issues or cause of the problem in your home or occupied work space, and the analysis goes far beyond spore detection as it counts every mold particle in the air from each specific fungal specie on the fungal panel.
Many people call us asking for an “Air Quality Test” or “Air Quality Testing” when they want to have “mold testing” or mold inspection and sampling performed. Others don’t really know what to sample for, but based upon the symptoms they describe or the situation in their home or business, we can gather the information we need by carefully asking the right questions. In fact, we ask a lot of questions so that we don’t waste your money by sampling for things that won’t help to solve your problem. For mold investigation/inspection projects that don’t involve health issues, allergies, or potential litigation a more basic screening air sample, that identifies the only the mold genera (not species), which is very cost effective is utilized. We design each sample strategy to meet your specific needs.
What to Expect When You Call Us for an Indoor Air Quality Study, Mold Testing, or Industrial Hygiene Study
If you call us, here is what to expect: our Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) expert will answer the phone if available (if not on-site or on the phone). We don’t have someone who is marginally-trained try to set up a project for our expert. There are just too many important details that could be missed and too many important questions that will need to be asked to plan a sampling strategy that will get the information we need to solve your IAQ or environmental problem.
For information on how Clean Air Sciences, Inc. can customize a project to fit your specific needs, please call or email us today. For investigative studies such as for mold or IAQ issues, keep in mind, the more historical/chronological information you have about your situation prior to your call the better we can plan our sampling and investigative strategies to streamline costs. Plan on at least a 10 – 15 minute phone call to get all the details we will need, and maybe 30 minutes if you have a complex health situation or need an industrial hygiene study.
When it comes to occupancy, health, safety, and structure, and building envelope issues, you want the best. You want Clean Air Sciences, Inc.
Clean Air Sciences, Inc. is fully insured and carries general, professional, and microbial consulting liability insurance.
Compared to the competition, few carry any insurance and even fewer have more than general liability.
Please browse the site and use it as a resource to determine when you need to have our Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant field scientist perform an investigation in your home or workplace.
Find out why it is so important for mold and indoor air quality issues that you should ONLY hire a field scientist/investigator who is certified through the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC).
Please beware of “mold inspectors” and former home inspectors who claim to be qualified and “certified” to perform residential and commercial mold investigations. Find out who they are “certified” through and whether the program is third-party accredited like ACAC certifications are. Many of our clients hired an unqualified “mold inspector” who was unable to solve their problems before they came to us – make sure that doesn’t happen to you too so you don’t waste your money.
Clean Air Sciences, Inc.’s Environmental Scientist is a Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) and Certified Environmental Thermography Consultant (CETC), the highest indoor air quality and infrared thermal imaging certifications held by the American Council for Accredited Certification. The American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) develops and maintains independent, third-party accredited certification programs for professionals. ACAC certifications attest to verified knowledge, field experience and continuing professional development.
The CIEC and CETC certifications are accredited by the Council for Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB), a nationally recognized independent accreditation body. The CIEC program is also accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). ACAC examinations are compliant with standards published by APA, AERA and NCME. ACAC is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), formerly known as NOCA.