Water intrusion, dampness, and microbial (mold) growth can be significant sources of health and comfort problems for building occupants and can be costly and difficult to mitigate. RHP’s professionals have extensive experience and knowledge in the complexities of conducting investigations concerning water intrusion, dampness and mold growth in a variety of building types including commercial and public buildings, industrial facilities and residential settings.
Water intrusion may originate from interior sources such as a broken pipe or external sources such as rain penetrating through a faulty building envelope or roof leak. When organic building materials such as wall board, wood framing, and furniture become damp for as little as 48 hours, conditions may become favorable for mold to grow. Excessive airborne moisture (relative humidity) within an unconditioned building can also lead to interior mold concerns. Understanding the principles of mold growth is critical when providing solutions for clients and piece of mind that their mold issues can be mitigated, managed and controlled.
Whether emergency response or known contamination, RHP’s approach to mold assessment projects begins with visual site observations, the use of state-of-the-art moisture detection equipment and knowledge of the built environment and construction. Airborne and surface sampling are utilized as a complimentary tool of the site assessment and are rarely collected on their own.
RHP applies the standards and field guidance outlined by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) when conducting site assessments and developing remediation protocols and recommendations based on findings. These standards serve to provide common, industry-accepted language and concepts that are universally recognized as state-of-the-art.
Mold & Moisture Intrusion Core Services:
- Mold Assessment Including Identification of Mold Source and Mitigation Recommendations
- Airborne and Surface Mold Sampling for Mold Identification and Quantification
- Moisture Mapping
- HVAC and Humidifier Assessment
- Leaky Foundation Assessment
- Building Envelope Assessment
- Emergency Response
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RHP Risk Management is a leader in the field of Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Built Environment, Risk Management, Dose Estimation & Analysis, and Exposure Simulation Testing. Our highly trained and sophisticated team of professionals work together seamlessly on small and large projects. Our roster includes certified industrial hygienists, public health scientists, risk assessors, certified safety professionals, field staff, an engineer, an anthropologist, an economist, certified paralegals, and support staff.
We work with our clients to develop solutions to their most pressing concerns. Understanding exposures and risks through a grounding in a sound, defensible, state- of- the- art scientific approach gives our clients peace of mind. Empowered by a comprehensive understanding of exposures we can provide, clients are better equipped to recognize previously unseen business risks, manage known risks, target areas for control systems, comply with regulations, and to be braced for regulatory or litigation actions. Senior staff have served as experts in front of stakeholders, public, workers, regulatory, and State and Federal courts.