Indoor Air Quality Association - Phila Chapter

Indoor Air Quality Association – Phila Chapter – Advanced Mold Diagnostics

20Nov 2013

Mold Removal Contractor Qualifications: IAQA Membership – Advanced Mold Diagnostics

When hiring a mold removal contractor, there are many things that you should look for in regards to their qualifications such as education, experience, and customer feedback. But, you should also pay attention to the professional memberships that he or she carries. In the mold remediation trade, one of the most reputable associations is the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA). It is a good idea to have your contractor be a member of the IAQA. Here is a little bit of information about the association as well as a few reasons why your contractor should be a member.


The IAQA was founded in 1995 in order to help create uniform standards in the Indoor Air Quality industry, which relates to indoor air quality, mold testing and removal. There are 30 chapters of the IAQA worldwide, including one right here in Philadelphia of which Advanced Mold Diagnostic’s owner, Craig Camel, is the president. These chapters hold 2-4 workshops each year where guest speakers are brought in so area members can be educated on new information as well as proper procedures for specific air quality issues. The association also holds an annual expo where members can get together and attend technical sessions as well as learn the industry’s latest news and techniques.

So why should your mold remediation contractor be a member?

For one, members learn about the proper ways in which to conduct the delicate procedures regarding indoor air quality, which again, relates to mold testing and removal. IAQA provides the proper education as well as continuing education to its members so that they are always up to date on the latest processes and procedures that are being used around the world in the mission to make the air quality of our homes better and safer.

In addition to educating its members, the IAQA also helps promote the standards for the industry, which are set by a different organization, the IICRC. These standards should be the guidelines that all mold remediation contractors are using in their work. Ensuring that your contractor is a member will in turn help ensure that he or she is using the proper standards in the mold removal work that they are doing for you.

The IAQA also is known to fund research and legislation efforts. The research and laws that are supported by the association are used in efforts to help further advance the indoor air quality industry. By hiring a member of the association to take care of your mold removal needs, you will be guaranteeing that your contractor is aware of the latest and greatest techniques in the industry to take care of your mold inspection and/or indoor air quality issues.

When searching for a mold remediation contractor to handle the job that relates to the indoor air quality of your home, remember to ask them about their IAQA membership. Having a simple “yes” as the answer to this question will ensure that you are getting the best inspection possible using the latest, up to standard techniques in the industry. For more information about the IAQA, visit their website:, or contact your local chapter president. If you are in the Philadelphia area, call Advanced Mold Diagnostics’ Craig Camel at 1-610-328-4350.

01Apr 2010

IAQA Philadelphia Chapter Workshop

April 23rd, 2010

Villanova Conference Center

The Philadelphia Chapter of the Indoor Air Quality Association is pleased to invite you to our first workshop of the year.

Come join your colleagues at the magnificent Villanova Conference Center in Radnor, PA.

Discussion on The New EPA Guidelines for Lead

Speaker from the EPA will discuss the new guidelines for lead effective April 22, 2010 and how it will impact us all.

Mold Remediation and the Revisions to the IICRC S520

Michael McGuinness, CIH, CET, CIAQP, ABIH-IEQ

Ways to Market your IAQ Business in a Slow Economy

Paul Cochrane, Environmental Marker

Date: Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Time: 8:00am to 1:00pm

06Nov 2008

Advanced Mold Diagnostics will be at the Tri-State ASHI Seminar at the Sheraton Park Ridge Hotel and Convention Center in King of Prussia on Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9.

This seminar is your best chance to get up close and in-depth knowledge on Geothermal and Solar Heating, Private Generator Equipment, Deck Construction and Fireplace Inspections.

For more information about the Seminar contact Tri-State ASHI.

Advanced Mold Diagnostics will be helping to sponsor this event and will have staff available to discuss Stucco Assessments, Indoor Air Quality Investigations, Mold Testing, Mold Remediation and Energy Audits.

15Oct 2008

On October 2, 2008, the IAQA Philadelphia Chapter hosted a workshop at the Villanova Conference Center in Radnor. The Chapter was honored to have one of the most sought after speakers on National and International Environmental issues present at the workshop.

Herman Sabath, PhD, gave a very informative presentation on the use and abuse of biocides, a concept that is readily accepted but frequently misunderstood.

Cole Stanton, VP of National Accounts at Fiberlock Technologies, gave an educational speech on chemicals and coatings in remediation. He also spoke in detail about the revisions and changes to the IICRC-S520 that was released in September 2008.

If you are interested in learning more about the Philadelphia Chapter of the Indoor Air Quality Association, please visit