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Not all mold inspections and water damage inspections are the same. We identify and solve indoor environmental problems that could potentially cause allergies, asthma and other health problems. Through mold testing and providing a detailed scope of work, we are able to provide re-engineered solutions for mold problems.

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Environmental Inspections

Microecologies® has conducted more than 5,000 indoor air-quality inspections in the New York metro area, many of which were in response to occupant health complaints. Residents, property managers, and office managers trust our expertise, quality and leadership to for lead testing, pre-purchase inspections, heating and AC maintenance, and much more.

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A healthy workplace is essential to high productivity. Let us help you anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control biological, chemical and physical workplace hazards.

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Expert Witness Testimony

Microecologies®’ Chief Investigator Bill Sothern is an experienced expert witness and has successfully represented clients both on the plaintiffs’ and defendants’ sides of litigation in cases involving environmental evaluations and exposures in the Civil Court of the City of New York, Counties of NY, Queens and Kings, and in the Supreme Court of the State of New York 

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New York metro area Mold, Water Damage, Allergy & Asthma Experts

Bill Sothern, MS, CIH of Microecologies®, Inc. is an acknowledged contributor to the New York City Department of Health Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments and the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS) Disaster Recovery – Mold Remediation Guidance document.

Miceoecologies collaboration with the National Resource Defence Council resulted in residents of NYCHA housing who have asthma qualifying for special consideration under the American's with Disabilities Act, allowing the priority with respect to water damage and mold. In addition, Mr. Sothern and the Microecologies team have been involved with the Lead and Consumer Products Safety Commission testing children's toys for lead, involving both the Department of Health and Attorney General's office as well.

Our purpose, since 1993, has been to help our clients live and work in healthy indoor environments by identifying and correcting environmental hazards, including water damage and mold problems; odor, chemical vapor, and second-hand cigarette smoke infiltration problems; construction and renovation dust infiltration problems; and a host of other indoor environmental problems that have the potential to adversely affect occupant health.

Emergency Response To Flooding
Water Damage Restoration
Mold Cleanup Guidance

Microecologies® has successfully identified and eliminated indoor environmental problems for residents, property managers and office managers in over 5,000 cases throughout the New York City Tri-state area. If you are concerned about an indoor environmental problem, please call us today at 212.755.3265 and one of our experienced and caring environmental professional will address your concerns.


  • New York City Department of Health

    Mr. Sothern is author of the Mold Clean-up Guidelines for Residents, and of various protocols for mold and HVAC inspection and remediation, an acknowledged contributor to the New York City Department of Health Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments, and co-author of the NYC Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD) Protocols for Mold Inspections and Clean-ups

  • Hurricane Sandy

    ABC News provided advice to residents whose homes were flooded during Hurricane Sandy about how important it is to remove wet sheetrock before you are faced with a hazardous mold growth condition. Microecologies was among the first responders after Sandy hit New York, and our team properly instructed homeowners how to protect themselves and clean their homes. In the following months Microecologies conducted over 600 home inspections and over 400 remediation projects on flooded homes where significant mold growth conditions occurred.

  • Hurricane Katrina

    Bill Sothern, MS, CIH of Microecologies®, Inc. and Ray Lopez of Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service, Inc. (LSAFHS) created Mold Cleanup Guidance following their inspections of twenty flood-damaged homes throughout the New Orleans area during October 2005, and was updated in December 2012 following the inspection of homes damaged during the floods associated with Hurricane Sandy.