Texas Building Science Professionals Identify Surface and Wot Rot Fungi in Residential & Commercial Structures

Texas Building Science Professionals Identify Surface and Wot Rot Fungi in Residential & Commercial Structures

Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) provides testing and consulting services to identify moisture problems and microbial concerns in homes and buildings.  Wood continues to be one of the most commonly used building materials in Texas and across the Gulf Coast. When properly maintained and protected from moisture, structures made from wood can last for centuries. Termites and wood destroying insects have long been blamed for the…

Texas Building Science Experts Provide Gulf Coast Residents with Hurricane Season Advice

Texas Building Science Experts Provide Gulf Coast Residents with Hurricane Season Advice

  The building science professionals at Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) identify indoor hazards commonly encountered following storm damage.   Earlier this month Tropical Storm Bill made landfall and brought more rain to an already soaked Texas. It was a reminder that hurricane season in the United States has begun and won’t be officially over until November 30th. People who live in Texas and along the…

Texas IAQ Experts Offer Tips to Prevent Water Damage While Away on Summer Vacation

Texas IAQ Experts Offer Tips to Prevent Water Damage While Away on Summer Vacation

 Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) provides testing and consulting services to identify indoor hazards and moisture concerns following water damage. Summer has arrived and countless families across Texas are making travel plans for their annual summer vacation.   These trips provide people with the opportunity to get away and relax, but few things can turn a dream vacation into a nightmare as quickly as coming back to…

Texas Residents with Immune System Deficiencies Cautioned to be on the Lookout for Indoor Mold

Texas Residents with Immune System Deficiencies Cautioned to be on the Lookout for Indoor Mold

Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) provides mold and air testing services to help prevent exposure to pathogenic fungi that may now be present in water-damaged properties. Last week, Governor Gregg Abbott added dozens of counties to his emergency declaration due to flooding and heavy rains across Texas. Countless homes and buildings have been damaged or destroyed by floodwaters and many others have suffered water damage due…

Inspecting Crawl Spaces for Mold and Moisture

Inspecting Crawl Spaces for Mold and Moisture

Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) provides testing and consulting services to identify moisture problems and microbial contaminants in crawl spaces. Property owners and tenants in Austin and across Texas are being encouraged to check their homes’ crawl spaces for excessive moisture and mold. This advice is in response to the historic rains and flooding that have plagued the region this spring. For many property owners with…

Texas IEQ Experts Help Nursing Homes Prevent the Spread of Environmental Pathogens

Texas IEQ Experts Help Nursing Homes Prevent the Spread of Environmental Pathogens

Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) provides air quality and surface testing services to identify microbial pathogens in nursing homes and healthcare facilities. In October, the Columbia University School of Nursing published a news release about a study that found rising infection rates at nursing homes across the country. After examining infections in nursing homes in the United States over a 5 year period, the study concluded…

Artic Blasts can Result in Burst Pipes and Mold in Texas Homes & Buildings

Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) provides testing and consulting services to identify mold issues caused by broken pipes and other reasons. Texas and the Gulf Coast have already experienced a number of weather systems this winter that have brought exceptionally cold weather to the region. Many of these areas are not used to these extreme frigid temperatures and can be especially vulnerable to freezing pipes in…

University in Texas Moves Classes Due to Concerns over Asbestos and Mold

University in Texas Moves Classes Due to Concerns over Asbestos and Mold

Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) provides testing and consulting services to identify indoor pollutants to protect building occupants. Earlier this month, The Houstonian reported that a building at Sam Houston State University was recently found to contain mold and asbestos. According to the article, classes were moved from Academic Building III after complaints of mold resulted in an investigation that discovered it was indeed present in…

Texas and Gulf Coast Residents Provided Tips to Prevent Winter Water Damage & Mold

Texas and Gulf Coast Residents Provided Tips to Prevent Winter Water Damage & Mold

Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) offers advice on ways to prevent water damage and subsequent mold growth in homes and buildings during the winter season. With the official start of winter almost a month away, many parts of Texas and the Gulf Coast have already experienced freezing weather and even snow in some areas. The arctic blast that took place in mid-November reminded people that winter…