Mold Inspection

Mold Inspection 201 – Intermediate Level

Designed for those that have experience as mold inspectors or have completed the Indoor Environmentalist course this program goes into detail on performing a mold inspection. The discussion includes inspection and strategies as the basis for sampling. There is also a building science and mold inspection section and discussion of report writing.

Flyer/Schedule:

Pricing:

  • IAQA Members: $300
  • Regular: $325

Topics Outline:

  • INTRODUCTION
    • Definitions and Concepts
      • Fungal Definitions
    • Examples of Mold
    • Factors Affecting Mold Growth
      • Moisture Content
      • Water Activity
    • Common Microbial Contaminants
    • Health Effects of Mold
    • Visual Inspection v Sampling
  • THE MOLD INSPECTION
    • Elements of A Mold Inspection
    • Inspection Objectives
    • Assessing Occupant Exposures
      • Occupant Exposure Model
    • THE SAMPLING PLAN
      • IICRC Conditional Areas
      • AIHA Similar Exposure Areas
      • Sampling Rationale
    • DOCUMENTING THE INSPECTION
      • Sampling Locations
      • Sample Collection
    • INTERPRETING SAMPLE RESULTS
      • Sampling Objectives
      • Example Projects
    • DEFENDING YOUR MOLD SAMPLES IN COURT
      • Legal Case
      • Don’t Write This!
      • General Topics
    • WHAT ARE WE EXPECTED TO KNOW
      • Body of Knowledge

Collecting and Interpreting Mold Samples – Advanced Level

Comparison and critique of sampling methods.

Flyer/Schedule:

Pricing:

  • IAQA Members: $300
  • Regular: $325

Topics Outline:

  • SLIT-IMPACTION CASSETTES
    • Measuring Airflow Rates
    • Spore Retention by Samplers
    • The Laboratory Report
    • Limitations of Short-Term Samples
  • DATA INTERPRETATION METHODS
    • The Reference Method
    • The Control Method
    • The Distribution Method
  • USING THE DISTRIBUTION METHOD
    • Rationale for Numerical Guidelines
    • Interpreting Mold Samples Using Distributions
  • ASSESSING OCCUPANT EXPOSURES USING AIRBORNE SAMPLES
    • Limitations of Airborne Samples
    • Establishing Numerical Guidelines
    • Assessing Building-related Contamination
    • Assessing Occupant Exposure Potentials
    • Potential for Health Effects
  • ASSESSING OCCUPANT EXPOSURES USING SURFACE SAMPLES
    • Surface Mold and Occupant Exposure
    • Limitations of Surface Dust Samples
    • The ERMI Carpet Sampling Method
    • The CAP Surface Sampling Method
  • SAMPLING METHODS
    • Micro-vacuum Carpet Sampling Methods
    • Soft-Surface Samples
    • Wall Cavity Samples
  • POST-REMEDIATION VERIFICATION SAMPLING
    • The Inspection Report
    • Visual Inspection
    • Surface ATP Samples
    • Containments and Decision Criteria