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LRC Indoor Environment Professionals are independent mold and indoor air quality experts who have been in business for 15 years, with over 50 years of combined experience. Our certified investigators and analysts specialize in detailed investigations, including visual inspection, sampling, sampling analysis, moisture mapping, and detailed reports. As an independent consultant company, LRC’s recommendations and protocols are used by home and business owners and reputable remediators. The IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) standard states that the Indoor Environmental Professional should be independent from the remediator. 

Mold and Air Quality Experts in North Carolina and Surrounding Area

If you have Mold, call LRC Today: (919) 342 - 4936

What To Expect From an Investigation

Air/Surface Sampling – airborne or surface fungal growth?

Moisture Mapping – Is there wetness or moisture problems?

Visual Inspection – Water or fungal staining?

Certificates of Laboratory Analysis

Detailed Report with Results and Recommendations

When To Contact LRC

Mold Growth in the Home

Whether there is visible growth or suspected mold within the home/structure, LRC is able to assess indoor environmental quality through air and surface fungal sampling. Sample results and remediation recomendations will be summarized in a detailed report following the inspection.

Water Damage

After a water loss, fungal growth can proliferate within 24 to 48 hours if the area is not properly cleaned and dried. Contact us after addressing the loss but prior to remediation and we will investigate for any remaining wetness and possible mold growth.

Air Quality Testing

Air Quality Testing (IAQ) is recommended before and after mold remediation, if you are experiencing health symptoms and sensitivies, or had a recent water loss. IAQ testing should be conducted by an independent Industrial Hygiene Company that does not also provide remediation services. To evalualte the indoor airborne fungal ecology, LRC will take non-viable air samples in designated areas of the home/building and assess the fungal levels by comparing to the levels seen in the outdoor air or to base line samples.

Crawlspace & Attic

Crawlspace and Attic investigations are recommended if it has not been checked for an extended period of time, after a water loss, before/after remediation, or if there is visible significant mold growth. A crawlspace investigation includes moisture measurments, visual observations, and surface sampling.

VOC & Asbestos

Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) testing is recommended if there is an unidentified odor, known sources of VOC's in/around the structure, health symptoms such as dizziness and irritation.

LRC is certified to collect bulk asbestos (ABS) samples. ASB sampling is recommended in structures built before 1980 with suspect ASB containing material such as insulation, sheetrock, vinyl flooring etc. After collecting the samples, we include the interpreted results in a detailed report.

Research Projects

LRC has recently completed a two year research project focused on comparing the sanitation of hard surface desks that are cleaned using quality products following a specific protocol to similar surfaces cleaned without intervention.

 

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Cary, NC 27511