MICROBIAL ASSESSMENT AND REMEDIATION
Microbial contamination is a continuing concern for virtually all real estate markets. Undetected – or worse, undisclosed – mold growth can result in lawsuits, large insurance claims, and lost real estate deals. The risks associated with microbial amplification in indoor environments, both real and perceived, can affect occupant health and property values, and increase liability. Increasing public attention on indoor environments and the health effects of microbial contamination in buildings is leading building owners and managers to reexamine their operation and maintenance programs.
How is microbial contamination identified and evaluated?
Bureau Veritas has conducted microbial investigations at hundreds of industrial, institutional, health care, and office buildings for more than 20 years. Our preliminary evaluations concentrate on visual inspections and assessments to determine the source of moisture ingress, impacted materials, and the presence of resultant visible fungal growth.
We sample for a wide variety of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms allowing for better, more complete investigations, recommendations, and solutions. Bureau Veritas conducts sampling with protocols emphasizing visual assessment and historical evaluation before destructive sampling. Our protocols are designed to provide accurate, defensible results while minimizing building damages and controlling costs.
What are the benefits of active management and training programs?
Through active management, many microbial related concerns can be anticipated and prevented. A rapid and appropriate response can prevent water damage issues from becoming microbial contamination problems. Bureau Veritas has developed various training programs for microbial prevention and abatement. The training program topics include the identification and evaluation of microbial contamination, fungal awareness for insurability, and microbial abatement.
Why Choose Bureau Veritas?
Bureau Veritas' experienced staff of engineers, scientists, industrial hygienists, chemists, and field personnel – located in major metropolitan areas – offer extensive capabilities in the areas of health, safety, and environmental management, remediation, testing, and analysis.
Bureau Veritas provides sound, client-focused solutions for a broad range of environmental concerns. We offer comprehensive integrated services, extensive technical expertise, and a long-standing reputation for excellence and integrity.
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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Are your services performed in accordance with established guidelines?
Yes. Bureau Veritas’ sampling is conducted in accordance with nationally recognized protocols and guidelines, including those established by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Do you have your own laboratories?
Yes. Bureau Veritas’ three accredited laboratories are among the world’s best, providing fast, accurate and cost-effective services to customers in more than 42 countries. We report more than 95% of our analytical results in less than 6 business days. Our customers choose us for our internationally recognized laboratory accreditation credentials, analytical methods to test more than 2,300 compounds (e.g. chemical exposures, microbiologicals, fibers/materials characterization), innovative method development and validation services for pharmaceuticals and other compounds, and sophisticated electronic data reporting capabilities.
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