MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION (MOULD)

 

One of the most common indoor air biological contaminants is microbial contamination, which is largely attributed to fungal growth or bacteria on building materials.  Some building materials such as Gypsum Board, Wood, Plywood, Roof sheathing, Acoustic ceiling tiles and Oriented Strand Board are very susceptible to mould growth due to their intrinsic properties.  Other non-building related materials can also be source for concern including; boxes, papers, books, fabrics, garments, etc.  These materials are present within most indoor environments including offices, schools, residential high-rises and single family homes.

 

The presence of microbial contamination (i.e. fungi, bacterial, etc.) in a building can present a health hazard to occupants of the building or to construction workers during renovation or demolition. Microbial contamination, although not specifically regulated, is a topic that is seriously addressed by most regulatory bodies and routinely enforced by Health Departments and Ministries of Labour.  Services offered by Maple Environmental Inc. include:

  • Management, supervision and execution of building surveys for the presence of microbial contamination.
  • Collection of air and bulk samples.
  • Development of microbial contamination management programs.
  • Design of microbial contamination abatement programs.
  • Contract specifications and bid evaluations.
  • Project management and supervision.
  • Development of employee training programs.
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We provide water testing services for Lead for compliance with the new flushing and testing regulation for Schools, Private Schools, and Day Nurseries O. Reg. 243/07 that came into effect on June 7th, 2007. The regulation is now available on the Environmental Bills Registry