Building Inspection and Testing
Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP) is a broad category that covers several professions including Building Biologists, ACAC certified inspectors, Mycologists/Microbiologists and Industrial/Occupational Hygienists.
These professionals are able identify the source and extent of water damage, moisture and, if necessary, amount and location of microbial growth via sampling. 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.
Note: Toxic Mould Support Australia does not favor one group of professionals over another for the investigation and remediation of water damage and microbial growth in buildings. Neither can we personally vouch for any of the professionals below – do your due diligence and research.
Building BiologistsIEP Aus wideIEP QLDIEP VICIEP NSWIEP NTMyco/Micro-biologistsUSA
VIC: Melbourne (Head Office), Geelong
NSW: Sydney, Wollongong
SA: Adelaide / QLD: Brisbane / ACT: Canberra / NT: Darwin / WA: Perth
Lance Beckett, CIEC (LinkedIn)
Cessnock NSW 2325
P: 1300 22 55 24
NSJ EnviroSciences (formally MouldLab)
David Lark, CIEC/ CMC, Mycologist/Microbiologist (LinkedIn)
PO Box 306
Wickham NSW 2293
P: 0422 853 365
Services include: inspection, mycology, expert witness.
Innovative Building & Diagnostics
Krishna Munsami (LinkedIn)
Cherrybrook NSW 2126
P: 1300 107 282
Indoor Biological Solutions
Matthew Greacen (LinkedIn
PO Box 237
Kallangur QLD 4503
P: 0438 919 942
Biological Health Services
Cameron Jones, PhD (LinkedIn)
Level 1, 459 Toorak Rd
Toorak VIC 3142
P: 1300 13 2350
M: 041 499 8900
NSW & WA
Heike Neumeister-Kemp, PhD (Mycologist) (LinkedIn)
9 Water St
Wentworthville NSW 2145
P: +61 2 8839 7979
8/1 Distinction Rd, Wangara WA 6065
P: +61 0428 438 501
NSJ EnviroSciences (formally MouldLab)
See IEP NSW
DIY Testing – MSQPCR (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).
Unit 4/52 Industrial Drive
Mayfield East NSW 2304
P: (02) 4968 8448
Current pricing (all in AUD):
ERMI – $459 (Swiffer) / $500 (Carpet)
HERTSMI-2 – $249 (Swiffer) / $276 (Carpet)
NSJ Envirosciences 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 NSJ by Wednesday or Thursday so it gets there in time for the Friday shipment.
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).
Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)
Specialised Cleaning & Restoration Industry Association (SCRIA)
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
Total Ventilation Hygiene
Adelaide, Brisbane/Gold Coast, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Regional NSW, Sydney
P: 1300 557 999
IEP & Remediation Training
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.
IICRC Approved School
Courses in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart (Australia). Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch (New Zealand)
Remediation Equipment Rental & Sales
Disaster Equipment Rental (DER)
No 413 Dorset Road
Boronia VIC 3155
P: 1300 654 684
SE QLD, NSW, VIC, NTSE QLD
The author has no financial interest in any of the inspection or remediation companies mentioned above. The author and Toxic Mould Support Australia cannot provide any assurances about the quality of the work, and professionalism, of these companies and their employees. Suggestions come from feedback in the Facebook group
as well as from industry sources.