Indoor Air Quality Mould Assessment – Trail Medical Building
Steer Environmental completed an indoor air quality (IAQ) assessment for mould to provide clearance for areas restored by Valet Restorations following a water damage event in the Trail Medical Building located in downtown Trail, BC. The assessment targeted restored areas of water damage-affected locations within the building, and was completed in accordance with applicable WorkSafeBC Guidelines and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR). The objective of the assessment was to ensure restored areas were safe for occupancy and to identify whether residual moisture sources were present. The IAQ assessment included quantitative laboratory analysis of airborne mould concentrations and characterization of mould species present within affected areas relative to background concentrations. Steer Environmental identified no evidence of elevated airborne mould concentrations and particular mould species within the building with potential to cause adverse health effects. The absence of elevated airborne mould concentrations were corroborated with ambient relative humidity temperature field readings. The report recommended mitigative measures to the client to maintain a healthy indoor breathing environment and prevent unhealthy indoor environments.