Leaaf Environmental, LLC (Leaaf)’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Division services included rapid response to deal with water damage and suspect mold growth as a result of the destruction caused by Hurricane Ida (2021). Eight buildings on the St. Peter Chanel Interparochial School campus were impacted and Leaaf responded quickly to provide an initial evaluation. Leaaf’s assessment included visual inspections of all impacted buildings, indoor air and surface sampling, and moisture readings of potential areas of moisture intrusions. Leaaf provided guidance for necessary immediate repairs and if it was acceptable for the school to re-open for students and staff.  Leaaf was able to work with the client to develop a water intrusion protocol, and based on sampling results, developed a mold remediation scope of work that would meet the client’s needs. Leaaf conducted post-remediation mold clearance testing to ensure safe re-occupation for students and teachers. Leaaf coordinated with the client and abatement contractors throughout the project to reopen the school as quickly as possible for returning students and teachers.

In addition, Leaaf completed a Limited Asbestos Survey to identify suspect asbestos-containing materials impacted by water intrusion that will be disturbed during renovation activities. Leaaf subsequently developed an Asbestos Abatement Plan to be used for the removal of any asbestos-containing materials (ACM) impacted by future renovation activities.