WHAT WE DO!

Alpha-1 Inspection Services endeavors to perform all inspections in substantial compliance with the Standards of Practice of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). and the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants.  We inspect the readily accessible, visually observable, installed systems and components of a home as designated in the InterNACHI Standards of Practice and the IAC2 Standards of Practice.


OUR PROCESS

Your report contains observations of those systems and components that, in the professional judgment of the inspector, are not functioning properly, significantly deficient, unsafe, or are near the end of their service lives. If the cause for the deficiency is not readily apparent, the suspected cause or reason why the system or component is at or near the end of expected service life is reported, and recommendations for correction or monitoring are made as appropriate.

Mycotoxin Testing

Mycotoxins are airborne poisons that are produced by mold/ fungus. For years, the government's concern has been to keep these deadly fungi/mold out of the general public's food supply. However, a new source of mycotoxins has arisen. Water-damaged indoor environments have been documented to produce the same diseases, leading to serious health effects. 

EMSL, CDC & EPA

Helpful Links to Educate 

Green & Healthy Homes Resource for a Better, Safer Indoor Environment: http://www.healthyhouseinstitute.com/

Facts about Stachybotrys chartarum: https://www.cdc.gov/mold/stachy.htm

Basic Facts about Mold and Dampness: https://www.cdc.gov/mold/faqs.htm

National Institutes of Health U.S. National Library of Medicine: https://medlineplus.gov/molds.html

A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home" Includes basic information on mold, cleanup guidelines, and moisture and

mold prevention: https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq

EMSL Fungal Glossary: https://www.emsl.com/PDFDocuments/Marketing/Fungal%20Glossary.pdf​

EMSL Fungal Facts Complete ID Facts Sheets: https://www.emsl.com/Page.aspx?id=286

HGTV Home Inspector: https://youtu.be/vH7eq3ET4rI

Potentially Hazardous Ozone Generators Sold as Air Purifiers: https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/our-work/programs/air-cleaners-ozone-products/potentially-hazardous-ozone-generators-sold-air

California New Mold Law SB 655: https://legiscan.com/CA/text/SB655/id/1265276

MEET OUR TEAM

Jim White

"My goal is to educate and inform our clients about Environmental Management, Building Science, Fungi/Mold, and Allergens to help our clients understand what a safe and healthy building is"


Retired U.S. Army Engineer, U.S. Army (CBRN), and a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business operator. Jim has the education, dedication, and experience to ensure your inspection is completed with the utmost care and precision. Jim's unique experiences around the world bring credit to himself and those he has served. His knowledge, skills, abilities, and dedication to the trade ensure your inspection is in safe, confident, and dependable hands.


A Certified InterNACHI (CPI) & Nationally Certified Professional Home Inspector (NAHI). Certified Indoor Air Consultant (IAC2). Certified Mold Inspector (EM) and the Central Valley's only Mold Test Company (MTC) Affiliate. Insurance Surveyor, Owner-Operator. NACHI19041212, IAC2-12-8443

EMSL Analytical, Inc.

Laboratory

As the nation's leading environmental testing firm, EMSL's network of nationwide laboratories has been providing quality analytical services since 1981. Together we offer a wide array of analytical testing services to support environmental investigations focused on asbestos, microbiology, lead paint, environmental chemistry, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene and food testing. Additionally, we also provide materials testing, characterization, and forensic laboratory services for a wide range of commercial, industrial, regulatory, and law enforcement clients.

Environmental Consulting

The Joaquin Valley's number one choice in residential, commercial, and industrial environmental testing and consultation. Our volume allows us to pass on deep discounts to you, the consumer. Alpha-1 Inspection Services offers testing not just for mold spores but also for toxins and other environmental issues in building materials like Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). Drinking and Well water testing and Covid-19 Surface and Air testing are also available.

What does indoor air quality certification mean?

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially concerning the health and comfort of building occupants.

So, what is involved in an indoor air quality test?

Indoor air quality tests measure the air for allergens, mold, and radon, among others. These tests can show whether indoor air quality is safe or dangerous. A good test will measure and tell you accurately what is in the air inside your home or office.

Are air quality tests worth it?

Whether for air quality maintenance or an active effort to improve current standings, an air quality test lets you know what your pollutants are and how to eliminate them. For your family's respiratory safety, air quality tests are a must.