Welcome to Rudd Environmental
We have diverse expertise in the environmental sciences, which allows us to provide comprehensive services to our clients from initial investigation and testing, to remediation (Mold) and abatement (Asbestos) protocols or scopes of work. We supervise the entire project and perform final clearance. We also develop safety programs that meet government standards. With a seasoned in-house, Board Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) we deliver solutions that meet or exceed our client’s individual needs.
We will make a determination after sampling for mold, asbestos, or VOCs on which way to proceed, can a handyman adequately take care of your needs, or will it take a professional remediation or abatement contractor. We will inform you if medical advice should be sought due to possible health effects that could be associated with mold, bacteria’s and other hazards. We always err on the side of caution.
- Sampling will also help in diagnosing the Heating Ventilation Air Condition system (HVAC), whether or not it is contaminated and needs duct and/or evaporator cleaning.
- We are not a remediation company (Mold clean-up). We have no vested interest in finding mold that would require remediation. We perform professional, industry standard inspections. We will recommend remediation only when it is necessary. If remediation is not required by a professional, clean-up may be performed by a handyman familiar with mold clean-up, and as long as they follow our recommendations. We will only refer qualified professional remediation companies or handymen, which we have personally reviewed.
- I believe mold remediation and testing by the same company could be a conflict of interest.
- Asbestos sampling and or clearance testing is a conflict of interest according to EPA regulations performed by the same company. Arms length must be maintained.
Why Use Us?
Bob Rudd is a counsel certified indoor environmentalist (CIE); it requires five years experience and or college, consulting on indoor environmental issues including asbestos, HVAC, building science, chemicals, mold and microbial contamination. Bob has over 12 years of experience in the environmental consulting and inspection industry and many more in the building sciences.
How we can save you money on mold remediation cost?
When a remediation company comes to a job first, they look at the situation and if they see mold (in most cases) they, do not recommend testing. The reason is simple; if an inspector comes in and states the job is small (usually under 9 square feet), or if the test results come back with just a small amount of an allergenic type of mold(s) they’ve just lost money, possibly $1,500 or more.
The same job could have been handled by a handyman for a lot less, and a lot less time. These remediation jobs cost a lot of money because they have to assume the worst case scenario and charge for a containment area (plastic dust barrier), and men with full personal protection equipment (PPE space suits). Some remediators hire people that are unable to read a protocol nevertheless care about your personal health or property. Also cleaning the duct work for the HVAC system might be recommended by them, when not necessary. Inspecting, Testing (Sampling) and evaluating comes with proper training and experience.