Sanitary Sewer Overflows Create More than Just Property Damage Concerns in Texas Homes & Buildings

Sanitary Sewer Overflows Create More than Just Property Damage Concerns in Texas Homes & Buildings

Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) provides testing services to help identify and prevent exposure to pathogens and chemical contaminants in water-damaged properties.   Each year countless homes and businesses across Texas discover that they have suffered a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO). When they occur they can spread raw sewage into basements, crawl spaces, and throughout a building. In addition to causing extensive property damage, a sanitary…

Texas Construction Companies Reminded of the Need to Follow Asbestos Regulations

Texas Construction Companies Reminded of the Need to Follow Asbestos Regulations

Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) provides testing, monitoring and consulting services to identify asbestos hazards to protect workers and the public. Construction companies across Texas were recently reminded of the importance of following asbestos regulations. This occurred as a result of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announcing last month that a manager and two affiliated construction companies in Illinois are…

Advice for Texas Vacation Property Owners to Prevent Costly Moisture Damage and Mold

The building science professionals at Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) offer tips for preventing property damage when vacation homes are vacant. Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer vacation. Many people with vacation properties in Texas and along the Gulf Coast have now left their second homes for what may be weeks or even months. Unfortunately, these seaside homes, condominiums, and country ranches can turn…

Humid Conditions at Texas Library Results in Costly Mold Issues

Humid Conditions at Texas Library Results in Costly Mold Issues

Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) identifies situations conducive for mold growth and develops solutions to mitigate issues with moisture, humidity, and microbial contamination. Earlier this month, the Waco Tribune-Herald published an article about indoor environmental issues taking place at the West Waco Library. According to the article, a lack of humidity control in a section of the building has resulted in the growth of mold on…

IAQ a Key Component for a Successful School Year as Texas Students Return to Classrooms

IAQ a Key Component for a Successful School Year as Texas Students Return to Classrooms

Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) provides indoor air quality testing and consulting services to identify allergens, irritants, and asthma triggers. Over 80,000 students begin classes today at the Austin Independent School District and similar situations are taking place at school districts across Texas. In fact, close to 5 million students at over 1,000 school districts statewide are ready to begin the 2015-2016 school year. School districts…

Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease has Facility Managers in Texas Checking Cooling Towers

Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease has Facility Managers in Texas Checking Cooling Towers

Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) provides testing and consulting services to identify Legionella from cooling towers and other sources. New York has experienced their worst outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease which has already resulted in 10 deaths and over 100 people becoming infected. The disease is caused by breathing small water droplets contaminated with a type of bacteria known as Legionella. Although many people may be exposed…

Texas Apartment Managers Turn to Indoor Environmental Consultants to Prevent and Resolve Mold Issues

The building science professionals at Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) identify indoor mold issues and develop solutions for apartment complexes. Over the last several years, Texas has experienced a boom in its multifamily housing rental market. Some markets, such as the Austin metro area, have recently experienced occupancy rates around the 95% mark. The strong demand across much of the state has resulted in a marked…

Texas Environmental Professionals Help to Prevent Occupational Asthma with Air Testing and Monitoring

Texas Environmental Professionals Help to Prevent Occupational Asthma with Air Testing and Monitoring

Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) provides testing and consulting services for businesses and institutions to help prevent employee exposure to asthma triggers. More than 2 million Texans have been diagnosed with asthma. A significant number of these people are in the workforce and suffer from occupational asthma. Also referred to as work-related asthma, occupational asthma is the most common occupational lung disease in the United States.…

Increase in Bacterial Infections in Texas Likely Associated with Flooded Properties

Increase in Bacterial Infections in Texas Likely Associated with Flooded Properties

Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) provides testing and consulting services to help identify and prevent exposure to microbial pathogens in properties. The last few months have brought flooding to many parts of Texas and there are now reports of increasing infection rates due to microbial pathogens commonly associated with feces. Just this month, KRGV broadcast a report about a dramatic increase in the number of cases…

Commercial Property Damage

The professionals at Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) identify building occupant exposure concerns for businesses and property managers.   Each year, billions of dollars are paid to settle insured commercial property damage claims. Many of these claims are due to water damage, fire damage, and wind and storm damage. While damage from any one of these events is often quite visible, they can also create potential…