The presence of active mold growth inside an occupied building requires remediation measures to remove the growth. Existing industry standards published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), American Industrial Association (AIHA), Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), American Conference of Industrial Hygiene (ACGIH) and others all emphasize the need to remove the mold growth. This is defined as the demolition and removal of affected porous materials such as carpet, drywall and insulation, and the thorough cleaning of non-porous materials such as wood, metal, vinyl and hard plastic. [Read more…]
We have discussed mold activity at length in previous posts and videos. Mold contamination has become the most common indoor air quality issue we encounter, both in commercial and residential buildings. And the lower building areas, such as basements, crawlspaces and slab on grade areas, most frequently develop mold amplification. Since we know that moisture is the limiting factor in mold growth, we arrive at the following question:
Why does mold like the lower building areas and where does the moisture come from? [Read more…]
Dear Mr. Kichula:
Just a note of appreciation for your prompt attention to the mold issue in our basement. The inspection of every room was thorough, efficient, and very professional.
Thank you for excellent service.
Ella Mae Ferri
I have recently presented a number of discussions about mold, including the causes and the remedies. Many have appreciated the science and we have been fortunate to have helped many folks with their mold challenges. People understand that when you either eliminate the food or water, you can also eliminate the potential for further mold growth. [Read more…]
Checking for mold in your house is part of smart household maintenance. Mold grows in damp, dark areas and can cause serious damage to your house and health if it grows undetected. Knowing how to check for mold in your house is an important part of saving money, health problems and your home’s structure. [Read more…]