About Us

At IECL we value customers loyalty and build relationships with family based values and good old fashioned work ethic.
All of our work is backed up with over 15 years experience.

about our service

IECL staff have a combined experience within the mould and indoor hygiene industry of over 50 years.
We have a range of qualifications including:

  • QBCC
  • Registered professional Engineer

As well as a team of professionals including a fully qualified indoor biologist, a hygienist teamed up with Dr Alex Wilkie. All our mould sampling is done in our own lab which enables you to have your mould sample results supplied quickly.

Laboratory Analysis can be provided for:

  • Mould non-viable Air and Surface Samples
  • Bio-Tapes
  • Air-O-Cells
  • Viable  mould – identification of fungal cultures (available soon)
  • E.coli and Coliforms surface samples and water samples
  • Pollen
  • Soot particles
  • Dust (Dust mites) and debris

Our team can provide you with professional and reliable analysis within the short time frame many of our clients require.
Results are listed in an easy to read report, as per this Sample Report.

We are unique in that we specialise and are experts in mould inspections. This is our core service. We offer an unbiased mould report giving your actionable results and recommendations you need for next steps to your mould remediation.

Meet the IECL Team

Dr. Alex Wilkie

Microbiologist & Indoor Environmental Professional

Birgit Richards

Indoor Environmental Professional & Building Biologist

David Saunders

Indoor Environmental Professional

Kobi Ringuet

Operations Administrator

Lauren Vans

Laboratory Technician

Our Mission

Our founders – Warren Moir, Lex Moir & Hermie Moir have a vision to provide an easy way for people to solve any indoor air quality problem for their building. No matter the contamination in your property, we remain focused on having your property safe to occupy as soon as possible, in a transparent and respectful process.

IECL is also one of the only labs in Australia providing DIY mould testing. If you have poor indoor air quality due to mould and would like it tested to see if it is affecting you, please feel free to take the sample yourself with our affordable Do-It-Yourself testing kit. We believe it is innovations like these that help alleviate the stress and costs of complex issues the industry is known for, by paying attention to our clients and our process.

What makes us different?

Our team are very specific with our mould reports, they are very thorough and they specify important information such as the likely cause of the mould as well as specific actions needed to remediate the property. They are also very easy to read and have detailed and actionable recommendations.

Why Use IECL?

  • Fast Lab Results (sometimes same day)
  • Very experienced team in mould inspections.

Each of our reports provides detailed analysis to help you make an informed decision on the next step in restoring your property.

IECL employs skillsets including:

  • Microbiologist
  • Biotechnology
  • Building Biology
  • Indoor Environmental Professionals
  • Occupational Hygiene & Toxicology
Microbiologist in a lab

IECL also have our own inhouse mould lab run by Dr Alex Wilkie. All our samples are analysed in our state of the art lab in Murarrie. This helps to ensure you receive fast results.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How long does it take for mould to grow?

Every circumstance is different, and different mould species grow at different rates under different requirements. Generally, as a rule of thumb, we tell our clients that mould can start to “appear” after three days after a known moisture event such as flooding or leaking. IECL technicians will be able to ascertain whether a mould growth is recently grown, or has taken months to grow.

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Can't I just bleach the mould and kill it?

This is not recommended – Or more precisely, this alone is not enough to actually remedy the problem. When killing mould, you must physically remove it from the surface as well. Dead cells only become food for mould spores that are inevitably in the air, causing more growth to appear. Additionally, the source of the problem must be stopped as well. In this case, IECL can help identify the contributing factors that cause mould growth. There may be mould hidden away somewhere, there may be high levels of moisture in particular building materials or perhaps the environment in which you live has unusually high levels of humidity or mould. All these need to be taken into account, to help you identify what needs to be done about the mould.

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Is mould a problem if it is inside wall/ceiling cavities?

Yes, mould is still a risk to health even if it is not in the main living areas of a house. High levels of mould growing in walls or ceiling cavities can still lead to high levels of mould spores inside living spaces as buildings almost always have small gaps and cracks that allow airflow between areas. Additionally, mould toxins (mycotoxins) can pass through several common building materials such as plasterboard into living spaces and lead to health issues.

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Why do I have mould in my house?

We tend to find that when there is mould in the house, there is a moisture issue present. This may be a leaking pipe, loose roof tile, rising dampness from the soil, a past flooding event, leaking shower pan etc. There are other possible contributing factors like naturally high humidity, or other nearby sources of mould. In either case, IECL can help you to identify the source of the mould, and give recommendations on how to fix it.

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Can I buy your DIY home mould test kit at Bunnings?

Our DIY Mould Test Kit is not currently available from any third party retailers, and should only be purchased from official IECL sources. Similar products may be offered at retailers such as Bunnings, but we cannot recommend any such mould testing products for anything more than preliminary understanding. Analysis by an accredited lab and/or qualified professionals is intrinsic to the value of any testing results.

The air pump included with our kits is for HIRE only and must be returned alongside your taken samples.
For more information visit our DIY mould test kit page.

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What are the most common contributors to poor office indoor air quality?

The most common concerns for any office workspace are generally three things, unclean HVAC/AC systems, Mould/moisture problems, VOC’s. If you want your workspace to have great air quality, look at these three first, as they tend to be the most common.

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Isn't there always mould in the air?

Yes, that’s correct. There is always a “balance” of mould ecology in the air. Specifically speaking however, certain contributing factors may cause the balance to favor an unhealthy amount of mould spores. Particularly in contained indoor environments, this can cause very poor indoor air quality that can cause sickness and long-term health effects. Having good indoor air quality is about ensuring that there is a healthy balance.