Certified K-9 Inspections
Karen Olsen Owner
P.O Box 178043
San Diego, CA 92177

Certified K-9 Inspections offers the following indoor Air Quality Services:

EDR Neighborhood Environmental Reports:

This report provides objective information and guidance to real estate professionals, home sellers and buyer about issues such as leaking underground storage tanks, hazardous waste sites and/or spills, "meth" labs, Superfund sites, and region specific concerns; i.e. sinkholes in Florida or fissures in Arizona.

Limited Mold Assessments:

The Limited Mold Assessment/Inspection & Moisture Survey is a non-invasive, inside and out visual inspection of all accessible areas of the structure. Mold and the associated conditions contributing to indoor mold growth are uncovered using state-of-the-art, industry specific equipment to detect "red flags", such as:
Abnormal changes in temperature, humidity, and moisture retention in construction materials
External sources of current and prior water intrusion
Internal sources of current and prior water intrusion
Photo documentation of any suspect areas
Scent inspection of property with our Certified Scent Detection K-9
Field consultation (findings review)
Reference report with EPA recommended guidelines for self clean up or referral to an appropriate specialist.
Documentation and follow up consultation by and IESO Trained Residential Mold Inspector.

Conventional Mold sampling:
The primary purpose of mold sampling is to confirm or rule out the probability that mold is origination indoors. The secondary purpose is to identify and quantify mold spore types and concentrations indoors for potential health risk assessment. There are three conventional mold sampling methods:
Surface sample; involves using either a cotton swab apparatus or direct tape lift to collect mold from a surface for culturing or direct microscopic examination and analysis.
Bulk Sample; involves physically extracting a piece of material from a surface for culturing or direct
microscopic examination and analysis.
Air sample; involves trapping air in a special cassette specifically designed for culturing or direct microscopic examination and analysis.
Your inspector will make sampling recommendations based on observations made in the visual inspection.
All sampling supplies and field documentation
All laboratory fees and analytical reports
Data interpretation of lab reports and explanation of elevated and/or unusual mold conditions according to IESA and AGGIH references.
Full Analytical review by a highly qualified Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE), Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC), or a Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM). Analytical review includes a reference report with EPA and IICRC S500 and S520 recommended guidelines for self cleanup or referral to an appropriate specialist.

Post-Remediation Verification:
Post-remediation verification is mission-critical in determining the success of a remediation project. Unless certain criteria is met, there is a very high likelihood that mold will return. An independent third-party assessment is your only way to know if the mold is no longer originating from the remediated areas and that all remaining construction materials are dry enough for reconstruction.
A visual inspection of the work area(s)
Moisture assessment of salvaged materials
Conventional air samples (see description above) billed as noted above per sample

Allergen Screening available on request as an additional service: