"We appreciate their expertise not only in identifying potential problems, but also offering effective ways to solve them."

-Al Arguedas, Skanska

"Apex Environmental is my number one choice for environmental consulting. I have been especially pleased with the timeliness and thoroughness of their work, and I am encouraged to have found a company run by such highly professional and ethical people."

-Bud Affolter, Howard S. Wright Construction

I have consistently been impressed by the ability of Apex Environmental employees to understand the overall objectives of each project-and help us develop and implement a plan to achieve them. They have been valuable members of our team."

Adam Bonner, Hoffman Construction

Mold has recently become one of the hottest topics in tort and construction litigation. Mold related lawsuits and claims have had a profound impact on the construction and insurance industry. While mold is not a new phenomenon, its adverse affects are becoming more known to homeowners, building owners, property management, schools and contractors.

Molds are common forms of fungi. They can be found almost everywhere, year-round, indoors and outdoors. Mold fungi produce microscopic cells called "spores" that spread easily through the air. Because these spores need moisture to grow, mold usually becomes a problem in areas where there is water damage, high humidity, or dampness. Common sources of indoor moisture that cause mold problems include flooding, roof and plumbing leaks, damp basements or crawl spaces, or any moisture condensation on cold surfaces.

Prevention is the key to controlling mold problems. Apex works closely with contractors and building owners to help prevent costly mold problems at the work site. From training on the inspection and reporting during the construction process, to planning the best way to keep building materials and other susceptible areas clean and dry. When it comes to mold, the best defense is a good offense.