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New Company Website http://www.respircare.us/2015/03/26/new-company-website/ Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:12:45 +0000 http://respircare.us/?p=3 We’re excited about the launch of our recent website make-over. Please tell us what you think. Feedback is always appreciated! Also don’t forget to sign up for our upcoming training… read more →

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We’re excited about the launch of our recent website make-over. Please tell us what you think. Feedback is always appreciated! Also don’t forget to sign up for our upcoming training class this April 10th. Seats are filling up so reserve yours today. Click here for more information on this class.

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To Sample For Mold or Not? http://www.respircare.us/2015/03/24/to-sample-for-mold-or-not/ Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:55:11 +0000 http://respircare.us/?p=356 The million dollar question for Real Estate Professionals from their clients: To sample/test for mold or not to sample/test for mold? Here are some excerpts from the U.S. Environmental Protection… read more →

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The million dollar question for Real Estate Professionals from their clients:

To sample/test for mold or
not to sample/test for mold?

Here are some excerpts from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website regarding testing for mold along with our (RespirCare Analytical) explanation of these statements:

“In most cases, if visible mold is present, sampling is unnecessary.”
RespirCare Analytical Associates are taught this exact EPA information in class. We routinely receive calls from homeowners who have mold growth in their shower and/or toilet inquiring if it should be tested. Our response is, “No. Clean it up and monitor the situation.” If the mold returns, then further inspection may be necessary. We recommend our associates provide their clients with a link to the USEPA website and/or Health Canada for further information.

“In most cases, if visible mold is present, sampling is unnecessary.”
If a home buyer observes suspect mold in a home they may be thinking of purchasing, we recommend that sampling IS conducted. Most of the population is unaware that many times what they perceive as “visible mold” is nothing more than amorphous debris, or a dozen other possible stains. We recommend to our inspector and real estate professional audience that they DO NOT declare a substance as mold without the laboratory data to support their claim. The only way to identify a specific substance is with testing and laboratory data.

The U.S. EPA recently added to their website the following statements: Sampling may help locate the source of mold contamination, identify some of the mold species present, and differentiate between mold and soot or dirt. Sampling may be useful in determining if an area has been adequately cleaned. After remediation, the types and concentrations of mold in indoor air samples should be similar to those in the local outdoor air. Sampling for mold should be conducted by professionals who have specific experience in designing mold sampling protocols, sampling methods, and interpreting the results. Samples should be analyzed according to the analytical methods recommended by the American Industrial Hygiene Association, or AIHA, the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, or ACGIH, or other professional guidelines.

The portion of the U.S. EPA sentence that states ‘Sampling for mold should conducted by professionals who have specific experience in interpreting the results’ is extremely important since many inspectors continue to provide ONLY the raw laboratory data to their clients; leaving the client with a lot of scientific data and no clear explanation of what it actually means or what to do next.

A much wiser alternative would be to provide an explanation of the data in an interpretive report that is clear and concise.

RespirCare Analytical offers our associates data review endorsements and ongoing mentoring by ACAC* board certified personnel. RespirCare Associates believe it’s beneficial to be able to intelligently and accurately communicate laboratory results to their clients, especially when those clients have detailed questions concerning microbial data.

RespirCare Analytical would like to help end the industry damaging practice of conducting air sampling without performing any moisture assessment and to educate those in the industry why providing raw laboratory data to their clients without providing any interpretation of the data can be a liability for their business.

Mold Inspections don’t kill real estate deals,
poorly trained inspectors do.

Don’t settle for a poorly trained inspector,
chose a RespirCare Associate.

For more information on mold and moisture in your home,
Click the U.S. EPA website link provided below:

U.S. EPA

* American Council for Accredited Certification – www.acac.org

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Mold and Asthma Trigger Inspection Training Dates Announced http://www.respircare.us/2015/03/24/mold-and-asthma-trigger-inspection-training-dates-announced/ Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:49:05 +0000 http://respircare.us/?p=351 Mold and Asthma Trigger Inspection  Training and Mentoring Program   (Ask about our scholarship and grant programs)   Upcoming Course Dates:  April 10th – Phoenix, AZ (8 Seats Available) April… read more →

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Mold and Asthma Trigger Inspection 
Training and Mentoring Program
 
(Ask about our scholarship and grant programs)
 
Upcoming Course Dates: 

April 10th – Phoenix, AZ (8 Seats Available)
April 17th – Toronto, Ontario, Canada (12 Seats Available)

Mentoring Program OverviewAs a participant of this course, students will learn the basic principles of BioContaminant Testing for mold and asthma trigger contamination in residential structures. Training includes hands-on equipment usage for swabs, tape lift kits, air sampling cassettes, and dust collection devices. Students will learn proper aseptic procedures for collecting biological samples in addition to chain of custody (COC) form and sample submission. Training will include laboratory report interpretation according to recognized industry and government guidelines. Unlike most training courses, this class includes ongoing student mentoring designed to help the student better understand BioContaminant Inspection procedures. The RespirCare Mentoring Program is a two-year program designed to prepare students for ACAC certifications.

RespirCare Analytical has trained over 800 students in the United States and Canada; many of these students are now active RespirCare Associates. Our training focuses on the steps needed to provide your clients with scientifically accurate and legally defensible data. RespirCare Associates are trained to seek reputable and defendable sources of information and provide it to their clients.

The guidelines presented during training originate from multiple reputable authorities, including the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Health Canada, the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), the American Council for Accredited Certifications (ACAC), the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). 

To register for training or to see if you qualify for one of our scholarship or grants programs, 
please call:

 
623-444-2240 or 1-800-283-9512

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Welcome http://www.respircare.us/2015/03/19/hello-world-2/ Thu, 19 Mar 2015 22:04:37 +0000 http://respircare.us/?p=1 Welcome to the RespirCare Analytical Network Blog! The RespirCare Analytical Network has associates across North America who utilize our services. Many times the challenges you face may have been challenges… read more →

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Welcome to the RespirCare Analytical Network Blog!

The RespirCare Analytical Network has associates across North America who utilize our services. Many times the challenges you face may have been challenges faced by other associates within the Network. Our goal is an open exchange of information to assist you in building your business and serving your clients.

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