For professional fungus testing in the San Jose, CA area, look no further than Benchmark Environmental Engineering. Over the past 20 years, our team of experienced and certified industrial hygienists has gained the trust of homeowners, property managers, government agencies, private businesses and insurance companies to help them with environmental testing, and occupational health and safety management needs.
Materials Susceptible to Fungus
Our world — and our homes and offices — are comprised of fungus-susceptible materials that can make it a challenge to keep fungus growth at bay. Some of the most susceptible materials include:
- Paper Construction Products
- Caulks and Sealants
And This Is A Problem Because…?
Fungus can cause disease and illness in both humans and animals. It can damage buildings, discolor materials, and leave an unpleasant odor. Mold, which is a type of fungus, reproduces by tiny airborne spores that invisible to the naked eye. When a spore lands on a surface and is given the right environment, it will spread and grow. Mold can be in one of three categories:
- Allergenic – while it can activate allergy responses in sensitive persons, it is unlikely to cause illness.
- Pathogenic – can cause serious infections in those with compromised immune systems.
- Toxigenic – toxic to anyone who comes in contact with it.
These three categories all offer varying degrees of importance in fungus testing. If you’re a property owner or manager, you may be especially concerned with confirming your properties are fungus-free due to liability. Those with young children or individuals with compromised immune systems living under their roof also have a vested interest in making certain their homes are free of this problematic growth.
Certified, Professional & Accurate
Our goal is to protect residents from exposure to environmental contaminants of all types. Fungus is one of the many areas we undertake with a critical, uncompromising and expert approach. We deliver accurate and reliable results using these common fungus resistance tests:
- ASTM G21 – Standard Practice for Determining Resistance of Synthetic Polymeric Materials to Fungi
- IPC-TM-650 method 2.6.1 – Fungus Resistance of Printed Circuit Board Materials
- MIL-STD-810, method 508 – Fungus
- RTCA/DO-160E, Section 13 – Fungus Resistance
- Tappi T487 – Fungus Resistance of Paper and Paperboard
Using these industry-accepted fungus resistance tests, we can determine your property’s exposure level to fungus, and work with you to undertake its cleanup and removal.
Fungus won’t wait and neither should you. Give the Benchmark Environmental Engineering team a call today, and ensure the health of your residents and loved ones.