09 May Building Biology Audits
Wholistic Consultants was established to assess the health hazards in the home. With over 15 years experience as a naturopath, and a pioneer in the field of building biology, Nicole specialises in assessing the home for allergens and electromagnetic fields. There are a variety of packages to suit your needs.
Pre inspection Audit (Electromagnetic fields OR Mould) $195 (plus travel costs if outside of Melbourne)
Option 1: Thinking about buying or renting a home but concerned about the high voltage transmission lines or nearby mobile phone towers? This audit takes around an 1 hour and includes an evaluation of external sources of magnetic fields and microwave emissions from high voltage transmission lines, power lines, substations and nearby mobile phone towers that could be affecting the home. A verbal summary is provided at the time of the audit.
Option 2: Think the home you are about to rent or buy may have a mould problem? This audit takes up around an hour and includes an exterior and interior visual inspection for dampness and mould. It also includes an assessment of temperature, relative humidity and moisture levels in building materials suspected to be affected by dampness. A verbal summary is provided at the time of the audit. This audit will not detect the type of fungi or prevalence of spores or MVOCs in the air. To determine the type of fungi and its prevalence in the air requires air and/or surface sampling. Laboratory costs are $150 per sample.
Allergen Audit $330 (plus travel costs if outside of Melbourne)
Suffer from allergies, asthma, sinus, runny eyes or ongoing colds and flus? Maybe there’s something in the house you are allergic to? The audit includes a visual inspection for allergens in the house including dust, dust mite, dampness, pet dander and mould (an indoor air quality meter and moisture meter are used). An investigation of your vacuum cleaner, cleaning methods, and heating and cooling systems will be conducted. As part of the audit, you will be shown how to effectively reduce your exposure to these hazards and clean your home without the need for harsh chemicals. The cost includes a copy of Healthy Home Healthy Family book. A verbal summary is provided at the time of the audit with a summary provided by email. Reports incur an extra charge of $195.
Electromagnetic field audit $330 (plus travel costs if outside of Melbourne)
This audit takes approximately two hours and includes an evaluation of electromagnetic fields arising from both within and outside of the house such as from high voltage transmission lines, power lines, substations and nearby mobile phone towers, appliances, meter box/smart meter and wireless technologies (cordless phones, wireless routers, mobile phones…). The focus will be on taking readings where the occupants spend time in the house such as the living spaces, bedrooms and study. The cost includes a copy of Healthy Home Healthy Family book. A summary of what was found will be described at the time of the audit with a summary provided by email. Reports incur an extra charge of $195.
Payment methods: credit card, money order, cheque and cash. Payment is required on the day of the audit.
For bookings: contact Nicole Bijlsma Email: email@example.com / Mobile: 0417 310 002