AMI IS LOCATED IN BEND OREGON AT

24524 DODDS ROAD

PHONE: 541-617-0199
CELL: 541-480-3682

Mould In Your Home Could Be Making You Sick!

If you suffer from the following symptoms and can't figure out why,
 you could have a mold problem.

SKIN RASHES
RUNNY NOSE
COUGHING
FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS
NAUSEA
CHRONIC COLDS
CHRONIC HEADACHES
RESTLESSNESS
TROUBLE BREATHING
SINUS CONGESTION
SNEEZING
LOSS OF MEMORY
BLOODY NOSES
UPPER RESPIRATORY DISTRESS
FATIGUE

A new medical study attributes nearly 100%
of chronic sinus infections to mold and a
300% asthma increase in the last 20 years.

AMI will inspect your home for the presence of mold at
your convenience using state of the art bio-aerosol
collection equipment. Your test samples will be shipped
via FedEx to our bio laboratory for analysis, and in most cases your lab report will be returned within three days! (Viable tests require 14 days to analyze
and complete report.)

AMI'S Service's include:

  • CMICI National Certification for Residential and Commercial Mold Inspections

  • Bio-Aerosol Impaction Sampler and Air-O-Cell
    Spore Collection System

  • Behind Wall Inspections Using Fiber Optics

  • Humidity Tests and Moisture tests

  • Photo Documentation

  • Physical and Visual Inspection Reports

  • Fed-Ex Overnight Delivery of Samples for Quick Turnaround of Lab Analysis

  • Total Client Discretion

  • Inspections Day, Night and Weekends

  • On Time Arrival to Scheduled Appointments

  • Viable Mold Samples Stored for Ten Years

  • Preliminary and Clearance Inspections

On New Frame Construction, We will Kill Existing Mold then Apply Our Mold Inhibitor. This will Dramatically
Reduce the Chance of Mold in the Future and Help to Contain Mold that may develop.

Questions About Mold in
homes and Buildings

What is Mold?

There are thousands of types of mold worldwide. The approximant total weight of all molds has been estimated
to be equal to 25% of our planets total weight, and airborne mold spores are as high as six miles into our atmosphere. Molds consist of many cells that grow as branched threads known as hyphae. The seeds or spores of molds differ in
size and color, Each spore can germinate into new mold growth known as a colony. One colony can produce
33 million spores in twelve hours

How can mold enter my body?

Mold spores and fragments can enter our body by
inhalation, osmoses and consumption. Inhaled microscopic spores can cause allergic rhinitis. Because of their small size mold spores can invade the protective mechanisms of the nose and upper respiratory tract to reach the lungs.

Where do molds grow?

Molds can be found wherever there are moisture,
oxygen and cellulose materials, such as wood, paper,
cloth, leather, etc... The most frequent locations of mold growth in the home include damp basements and crawl spaces, attics. bathrooms, kitchens, houseplants, air conditioners, and upholstered furniture.

Are there mold related disorders I should be aware of?

Mold or microorganisms related to them may cause other health problems similar to allergic diseases. Certain types
of Aspergillus mold can cause other illnesses, including infections and allergies. These molds can lodge in the
airways of the lung and grow into a compact sphere
known as a fungus ball. People with lung damage or
a  serious underlying illness, Aspergillus can grasp the opportunity to invade their lungs or their whole body,
In some individuals, exposure to these molds can lead
to asthma or a lung disease called allergic
bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.

How do i find our if mold exists in my home or building?

Most people are able to recognize surface mold, and if you locate mold growing on the surface of a wall, ceiling, or
floor it may just be the tip of the iceberg. Molds also have
a dank smell that most people can recognize as well. this smell is the outgassing of mold, possibly substantial amounts of mold living within your home or building. However, many molds live within the walls, and crawl spaces of your home and can go undetected until it grows to the surface or there is an unexplained health issue with someone living in your home.

What can I expect by hiring a certified mold inspector to inspect my home?

A certified mold inspector will conduct an interview with the resident before going into the home to glean information
about the issues surrounding the request for an inspection. The inspector will then conduct a physical and visual inspection, humidity comparison and locate high moisture readings with a hydrometer. All observations and readings will be recorded in a report. Next an air sample from
outside will be taken with a bio-aersol impaction sampler
for comparison with the air samples taken inside your home. There will be several different test conducted inside your home to provide the gio-lab with enough information to identify and quantify the mold living in your home. These
test include the bio-aersol tests mentioned above, swab
tests of visible mold or the inside of HVAC ducts, and
viable and non-viable collection tests. Fiber optic location systems can also be used to locate mold living within the cavities of your walls with minimal sheetrock damage.
The bio-labs analysis of the tests performed in your home
or building can take up to two weeks to complete. Non-viable test only require three days for the labs analysis
to be completed. The inspection report, photos of the
actual mold culture grown in the lab, photos of any surface molds and the test locations in your building will provide
you information about what, where, and why molds
are inside your building.

 

If the tests indicate that I have large amounts of
mold in my home what should I do?

There are certified mold remediators available, which
you can contact to provide mold abatement plans to
clean your home and belongings of mold. If the tests conducted show and isolated area in you building that
has mold growing, you can abate the mold yourself
by following New York State's recommendations
for mold abatement.

How can I be sure that the entire mold has been removed from my home?

Before the remediator leaves your premises you should
have a clearance inspection conducted to assure you
that the abatement plan has been completed.

Would it be best to hire a remediator who conducts inspections and abates mold?

We are sure there is some inspection / remediator
companies that operate with a high level of integrity,
and we also understand why working with one
company may seem more comfortable to you.
However, it is always a wise decision to have the
work of one checked by another. Our experience
is that reputable abatement companies insist that
another company who only perform inspections
conduct the clearance inspection.