Expertise DescriptionI have over 50 years experience as a property damage consultant with determining damage to residential / commercial property both contents and structures resulting from water, mold, bacteria, sewage, fire, smoke, or indoor air quality problems. My services include appraisal, inspection, infrared building inspections (finds hidden moisture/water intrusion), restoration, industry standards, claims analysis and investigation, concrete vapor/moisture emission testing, concrete sulfate issues, concrete inspections, textile cleaning (carpet, upholstery, draperies, and Oriental, American Indian and hand-woven rugs), and flooring forensics and inspections (wood, carpet, ceramic, resilient, and natural stone). I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: mold remediation, environmental deep cleaning, water damage mitigation, fire and smoke damage, sewage back flow decontamination, earthquakes, odors, vandalism, textile cleaning, and reconstruction.
My consulting services include: property damage assessment; documenting water damage mitigation and mold remediation.
I am an industry expert for the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) for the past 18 years providing opinions on workmanship issues and detailed line item estimates for the cost to correct. I have also been retained in civil disputes for these same issues.
I also had a rug cleaning plant and cleaned Prussian Rugs. So I am familiar with rugs.
|Certified Restorer (CR) – RIA / ASCR|
|Council Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) – ACAC|
|Council Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS) – ACAC|
|Council Certified Structural Drying Supervisor (CSDA) – ACAC|
|Council Certified Environmental Infection Control Consultant (CEICC) – ACAC|
Awards & Affiliation
|Distinguished Service Award|
|Martin L. King Award|
|RIA Distinguished Service Award|
Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases