Testing and Remediation

Indoor Environmental Professionals / Building Biologists / Myco/Micro-biologists

Note: Toxic Mould Support Australia does not favor one group of professionals over another for the investigation of water damage and microbial growth in buildings. Neither do we personally vouch for any of the professionals below.

Indoor Environmental Professionals (IEPs) should be able identify the source and extent of water damage, moisture and, if necessary, amount and location of microbial growth. They can also determine the required scope of works to return the property to pre-event condition, and after remediation,  provide post remediation verification. They may send mould samples to micro/myco-biologists or other laboratories for analysis and quantification.

Microbiologist and mycologists have special training in the field of microbiology (fungi and bacteria) and can provide similar services to IEP as well as analysis of fungal samples using culture and microscopy. 

ACACBuilding BiologistsIEP VICIEP NSWMyco/Micro-biologistsUSA
American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC)
W: acac.org/find/international.aspx (International inc. Australia)

The ACAC is a body that certifies IEPs and remediators in the US and around the world including a growing number of Australians. They have several qualifications for IEPs, from least to most experienced:

CIE(C) – Council-certified Indoor Environmental (Consultant)
CIAQM – Council-certified Indoor Air Quality Manager
CMI – Council-certified Microbial Investigator
CMC – Council-certified Microbial Consultant
CIH – Certified Industrial Hygienist

Visit their Certification page for more.

Australian Society of Building Biology (ASBB)
W: asbb.org.au/practitioners/

The Australian College of Environmental Studies (ACES)

W: aces.edu.au/links/find-a-consultant/building-biology

Building Biologists will inspect a property not only for water damage and microbial growth but for building design, EMFs, geopathic stress, water quality and other toxins and toxicants.

Building Environmental Wellness (BEW) Group
Ivi Sims, CIAQAM, IICRC
6/413 Dorset Road
Bayswater VIC 3153     
M: 0413 282 997
P: 1300 677 823
E: ivi@bew-group.com.au
W: www.bew-group.com.au

EHS Assess
Brian Murphy, CIEC/ CMC
PO Box 204
Parkville VIC 3052
P: (03) 9347 1694
W: ehsassess.com.au

Eronmor
Jeremy Stamkos, CIEC
PO Box 147
Lilydale VIC 3140
P: 0418 510 473
W: eronmor.com

ValidAir Sciences
Brad Prezant, CIH
22 Ceylon St
Nunawading VIC 3131
P: (03) 9894 7264

Mycotox
Mr. Vince Neil (Director)
6 Church St
Wickham NSW 2293
P: 1300 046 442
W: mycotox.com.au
E: mycotox@hotmail.com

QLD

Indoor Biological Solutions
Matthew Greacon
PO Box 237
​Kallangur QLD 4503
P: 0438 919 942
W: indoorbiologicalsolutions.com.au

NSW

MouldLab
David Lark, CIEC/ CMC
Unit 4/52 Industrial Drive
Mayfield East NSW 2304
P: 02 4968 8448
W: mouldlab.com.au

VIC

Biological Health Services
Cameron Jones, PhD
Level 1, 459 Toorak Rd
Toorak VIC 3142
P: 1300 13 2350
M: 041 499 8900
W: www.biologicalhealthservices.com.au
W: drcameronjones.com

NSW & WA

Mycolab
Heike Neumeister-Kemp, PhD (Chief Mycologist) 
9 Water St
Wentworthville NSW 2145
P: +61 2 8839 7979

8/1 Distinction Rd, Wangara WA 6065
P: +61 0428 438 501
W: www.mycolab.com.au

American College for Accredited Certification (ACAC)
W:  www.acac.org

International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI)
W: iseai.org/find-a-professional/

National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI)
W: www.normipro.com

Environmental Analytics
Michael Schrantz, CIEC, CMI, BPI-BA/EP 
W: environmentalanalytics.net
Note: Can do international remote consultations

Greg Weatherman, CMC
W: survivingremediation.com

Note: Can do remote consultations. Authored a chapter in Surviving Mold.

IEP & Remediation Training

ACESACRATESA

Australian College of Environmental Studies

In Australia the ACES offers an Advanced Diploma of Building Biology.

One of the modules for the diploma, also available as a stand alone course, is the Mould Testing Technician course. This is the only government accredited mould testing course in Australia.

Australian Cleaning & Restoration Academy
W: www.cleaningrestorationacademy.com.au
TESA Directive
IICRC Approved School
Courses in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart (Australia). Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch (New Zealand)
W: www.tesadirective.education

ERMI / HERTSMI-2

Environmental Relative Moldiness Index is a test that quantifies the DNA of mould spores and spore equivalents (fragments) in a sample of dust using MSQPCR (Mould Specific Quantified PCR). This is a screening test that can be done by current and prospective homeowners or ideally by IEP/BB/mycologist. ERMI tests for 36 different species of fungi. The HERTSMI-2 score can be calculated from the ERMI report or done as a stand alone test, that looks at 5 species of fungi. The HERTSMI-2 score is endorsed by Dr. Shoemaker as the most accurate building test for CIRS patients (Shoemaker & Lark, 2016). 

Australia
MouldLab
Unit 4/52 Industrial Drive
Mayfield East NSW 2304
P: (02) 4968 8448
W: mouldlab.com.au

Current pricing (all in AUD):
ERMI – $382 (Swiffer) / $416 (Carpet)
HERTSMI-2 – $207 (Swiffer) / $230 (Carpet)

MouldLab send to their sister laboratory in the USA, Envirobiomics, every Friday, with results expected late the next week. TMSA suggests people express their Swiffer cloth/vacuum kit to arrive at MouldLab by Wednesday or Thursday so it gets there in time for the Friday shipment.

Remediators

Remediators should follow the industry standard “ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard for Mold Remedation” (2015) at a minimum.

CIRS patients will often need a higher level of remediation than these entail. The protocol to achieve this level is outlined in the Surviving Mold Consensus statement (2016).

OrganisationsAustralia WideVICQLD
Mould Remediation

Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)
W: www.iicrc.org

Specialised Cleaning & Restoration Industry Association (SCRIA)
W: www.scria.org.au

Air conditioner/Air duct/HVAC

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH)
W: airahindustrydirectory.com.au (Industry directory)

National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) 
W: nada.com (choose Find a Professional at top right)

Flood Restoration Australia
34 Keysborough Close
Keysborough VIC 3173
P: 1300 667 692
W: floodrestorationaustralia.com.au

Total Ventilation Hygiene
Adelaide, Brisbane/Gold Coast, Darwin, Melboune, Perth, Regional NSW, Sydney
P: 1300 557 999
W: tvhs.com.au

Amtec Disaster Recovery
23 Laser Drive
Rowville VIC 3178
P: 03 98391666
W: www.amtec.com.au

No Dirt Restoration Services
Andrew Cini
P: 1300 663 478
W: www.floodrestorationgeelong.com.au
F: facebook.com/floodrestorationgeelong

Quantum Restoration Services
Factory 14/17-23 Keppel Drive
Hallam VIC 3803
P: 1300 877 669
W: quantumrestoration.com.au

Restore Tech
Wodonga VIC 3690
P: 0418579099
W: restoretech.net.au

Cleaning & Restoration Services Australia
5/229 Robinson Road East
Geebung QLD 4034
P: 1800 66 36 85
W: crsaustralia.com.au
F: facebook.com/cleaningandrestorationservicesaustralia

New Life Restorations
Lot 5/158 Murarrie Rd
Murarrie QLD 4172
7 Transom Ct
Wurtulla QLD 4575
P: 1300 356 633
W: newliferestorations.com.au

Queensland Flood, Fire and Mould Solutions
PO Box 3017
Norman Park QLD 4170
P: 1300205959
W: www.qldfloodfiremouldsolutions.com.au

Remediation Equipment Rental & Sales

Disaster Equipment Rental (DER)
Ivi Sims
Factory 6 
No 413 Dorset Road
Boronia VIC 3155
P: 1300 654 684
E: info@der.com.au
W: www.disasterequipmentrental.com.au

Leak Investigation

SE QLD, NSW, VIC, NTSE QLD

Australian Leak Detection
W: www.australianleakdetection.com.au

Leaktech
P: 1300 0 532 57
W: leaktech.com.au
Disclaimer
The author of this resources section has no financial interest in any of the testing or remediation companies mentioned below. Suggestions come from feedback in the facebook group as well as from industry, however this author can not provide any assurances about the quality of their work. Photo credit: Bigstock.com