What to expect : Home Assessments
Congratulations on making the first step to creating a healthy home! There are a few things I will need from you:
Once the appointment has been confirmed, please complete the brief questionnaire below. This helps me get the information I need to complete the audit.
You will need to make a deposit of $200 to confirm your appointment. In addition, if any testing is required, the cost of this must be paid prior to the assessment – this can be discussed with Nicole.
A/C: 1040 5247 Use your surname as a reference
When I arrive we will go through the questionnaire as well as additional information together, after which I will:
Complete a visual inspection of the exterior and interior of the property.
Take some readings of areas of interest/need using tools and instruments depending on your need or areas I observe to be of interest
I will make some recommendations to you on site.
I will also discuss with you the benefits and limitations of any recommended laboratory testing or referral to a more specialised area - eg RF shielding, mould remediation.
I will then leave and compile a report if requested, including a detailed description of what I found and the latest evidence based research to back up my recommendations.
A report will take between 1-2 weeks to collate as will some of the results from any testing done. This will also be included in the report/ summary report.
An invoice with balance of payment will then be forwarded for you to complete in order for test results and/or report to be released. Once this is completed I will contact you via email or phone to go through the report and/or test results.
A breakdown of my fee structure is as follows:
BASIC building biology Assessment
Single storey/apartment : $590
Double storey: $690
This is my call out fee and includes measurements, assessment and recommendations. A detailed analysis can be requested in the form of a written report and is additional. This does not include mould assessments or detailed EMF assessments.
You can additionally choose from the following testing to be performed if required and is sent to a NATA accredited laboratory:
Lead (paint/dust): $200 (2 samples)
Water testing: $200 (2 samples) - minimum charge for metals
Water testing $350 for full water assessments
PRISM VOC (chemical & formaldehyde) testing: $350
MOULD & MOISTURE ASSESSMENT
Single Storey/apartment: $990
Double Storey: $1090
Find the source of moisture is the key and will always require moisture mapping and a detailed visual inspection. This can be ideal for reference for medical practitioners, breaking leases, comprehensive analysis of your home and includes a detailed written report. A reduced summary of findings can also be requested as an alternative to the report.
Sampling is additional and will cost a minimum of $750 for 5 samples, and will be dependent on Nicole’s advice.
ERMI is additional at $400 per test
EMF & MOULD ASSESSMENT
Single Storey/apartment: $1450
Double Storey: $1550
Occurs at the same time as the mould and moisture assessment. As well as the mould assessment there is a full analysis including Radio-frequencies, 5G, AC Magnetic Fields, Dirty Electricity in a written report.
Lead (paint/dust): $200
VOC Air Test (Prism): $350 per test
Mould Air Test: $150 per sample (minimum requirement - 5 samples)
ERMI (vacuum) mould dust test: $400 per test
Water testing: $200
Follow up assessment: As per above, plus $150 per hour
Travel charges: $0.63 p/km from Hurstbridge