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Mold & Water Damage Inspections

Occupant exposure to mold in indoor air is a major cause of allergies and asthma (IOM Damp Indoor Spaces and Health and WHO Dampness and Mold), and mold growth problems are often not obvious. Hidden mold growth problems in wall/ceiling/floor cavities and in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, occurring as a result of plumbing/HVAC leaks, building façade problems or flooding events are common. Our highly credentialed investigators have reliably identified and effectively

corrected water intrusion and mold growth problems for 22 years, earning us the trust of our clients, the community and our peers. Our contributions on these topics have been recognized by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH), the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH).
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Indoor Environmental Inspections

Microecologies® has conducted over 5,000 indoor air quality and indoor environmental inspections in the Metro NYC and Florida regions, mostly in response to environmental concerns of occupants and building managers and often involving asthma and allergies, odors, formaldehyde and other chemical vapors, construction/renovation dust, second-hand tobacco smoke, water damage and mold, HVAC hygiene, lead-based paint, and tap water quality. We also conduct LEED testing, perform pre-purchase

inspections, and help commercial property managers create and maintain healthy office environments. Residents, property managers, office managers, and real estate brokers trust our expertise and integrity, and know that they will be provided with reliable problem identification and cost-effective solution options.
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Nationally Recognized Mold, Water Damage, Allergy & Asthma Experts

Bill Sothern, MS, CIH of Microecologies®, Inc. has been at the forefront of the battle against allergies and asthma since 1993. He is an acknowledged contributor to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) Guidelines on the Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments and the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS) Disaster Recovery – Mold Remediation Guidance document. While volunteering in post-Katrina New Orleans, Bill Sothern also wrote and Microecologies co-produced a how-to peer-reviewed video adopted by the World Health Organization entitled Mold Clean-up Guidance for New Orleans Area Residents Affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Microecologies’ collaboration with the National Resource Defence Council (NRDC) resulted in residents of NYCHA public housing who have asthma qualifying for special consideration under the American's with Disabilities Act, requiring water damage, mold and underlying plumbing problems issues to be corrected within 1-2 weeks of residents’ complaints.

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 provoke allergy and asthma symptoms and other occupant health complaints.

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 and in Florida. If you are concerned about an indoor environmental problem, please call us today at 212.755.3265 (NYC metro) or at 904-432-8949 (FL) and one of our experienced and caring environmental professionals will patiently listen to your situation and provide you with thoughtful, insightful advice and help you decide how to proceed.

Emergency Response To Flooding
Water Damage Restoration
Mold Cleanup Guidance


ABC TV News Program - The Lookout (aired May 2013)

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.


COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

  • Mold Cleanup

    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

  • Sandy
    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.



  • Mold Cleanup Guidance

    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.