Water Damage Consulting Services

AES can help you design programs to prevent or repair damage from water intrusion during facility construction, maintenance and/or refurbishment. We know how to address the impacts of water intrusion, a precursor to mold, as well as fungi and bacteria in water-damaged walls, floors, ceilings and HVAC systems, and/or Volatile Organic Compounds produced by microbes.

Whether your project involves a multi-story commercial office structure, multi-story residential structure, or a single-family residence, AES can help you avoid and address the impacts of water intrusion before or after it occurs. Additionally, AES’ professionals stand ready to help you especially when contaminants are suspected from property damage. We can identify and analyze the contaminants, help you prepare a remediation plan and/or a contractor bid package, and monitor your project during and after mitigation.

Based upon your individual project needs, AES can assist with:

  • Water Intrusion Investigations
  • Source Identification
  • Remediation Protocols by Designing Abatement Plans/Specifications
  • Identify and Analyze Suspect Microbial Growth Materials
  • Conduct a Facility Survey
  • Recommend Abatement or Operations & Maintenance (O&M)
  • Oversee and Monitor your Abatement Contractor
  • Perform Post-remediation Test for Sewage Backflow
  • Perform Post-Remediation Test for Mold Contamination
  • Develop/Prepare O&M Plans to Manage Water Loss
  • Third-Party Consultant Evaluations

Indoor Air Quality

Contact AES when you need support to address occupant complaints related to noxious odors, health concerns or water intrusion issues. Our industrial hygienists, scientists, and regulatory specialists can help you determine causal factors, delineate damages and develop corrective actions and prevention strategies. We will work closely with you to monitor construction and renovation activities, and evaluate building materials and material installation practices.

We help you evaluate external and internal pollution factors. When appropriate, we conduct an indoor environment assessment, including environmental sampling and limited HVAC system examination. AES can help you identify, manage and resolve issues including:

  • Carbon monoxide pollution from internal and external sources that inhibit oxygen uptake in the body that can cause illness and reduced productivity for occupants
  • Elevated carbon dioxide levels associated with inadequate fresh air that can result in complaints of stuffiness, sleepiness, headaches, and loss of employee production
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) released by copiers, cleansers, adhesives, and paints that can cause eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches and dizziness
  • Irritant dusts in ventilation systems, or from construction, that can cause itchy, red eyes, runny nose, and other allergic reactions
  • Indoor microbial contaminants related to water intrusion, excessive humidity, or other building systems that can trigger allergic response, asthma, and infections

Fire & Smoke Damage Consulting Services

After a fire loss, carbon black and combustion byproducts (carbonized material) deposited on surfaces, so-called soot, can lead to permanent discoloration and “ghosting” effects. AES can perform post-remediation test for sampling of residual carbon black on surfaces.

Asbestos, Lead Consulting & Management Services

Whether you want to purchase, maintain, sell, renovate or demolish a structure, AES can support your needs through a full array of services. Your project will be managed by a multidisciplinary team to help you meet federal, state and local regulatory requirements and industry standards.

With AES, you will have access to certified industrial hygienists, licensed inspectors, project monitors and project designers who understand the need to work quietly in occupied spaces without disrupting normal work routines.

Based upon your individual project needs, AES can help you:

  • Respond to an OSHA inspection or complaint
  • Address a fiber release episode during normal maintenance and operations
  • Identify and Analyze Suspect Materials
  • Conduct a facility survey and Risk Assessments
  • Analyze asbestos-containing materials (ACM)
  • Recommend abatement or Operations & Maintenance (O&M) options, including cost feasibility and impact studies
  • Estimate costs
  • Design abatement plans and specifications
  • Assist with subcontractor selection process
  • Manage the construction contract
  • Oversee and monitor your abatement contractor
  • Develop and prepare O&M Plans to manage in-place materials