How To Interpret Lab Results From Mold Sampling
When you receive your lab results from an air sampling done by an indoor environmental professional, it can be a bit confusing. This post was written to give you a bit of insight on what is normal vs. abnormal fungal ecology levels.
The fact is Mold spores can be found both indoors as well in outdoor environments. It is perfectly normal to find low levels of mold spores in an indoor environment’s air. These mould spores are typically brought in from the outdoors. However, if...
What is Clearance Testing After Mold Remediation?
What is Clearance testing and why is it so important?
3rd party clearance testing is part of a mold remediation project as it requires an independent certified air quality professional to test the previously affected area to ensure the work was successful in restoring the levels of mold to a safe and normal fungal ecology environment. It also shows if additional work may need to be done.
The criteria based on the IICRC S520 Standard for Mold Remediation is that the level of mold spores to...
Mould On Drywall and Plaster
While drywall is usually porous, plaster is not.
What this means is mold can and will grow on the drywall, and often times on both sides since it’s an organic porous material; in fact the rich carbon paper back that holds the gypsum together is the preferred food source, almost a buffet for Stachybotrys to grow, thrive and decompose given enough moisture.
If you have visible mould on the exterior of the drywall surface, it is almost certain a larger amount of mold growth is present on...
Preventing Mold Growth in Winter Months
Mould spores are all around us. We are constantly breathing in mold, inside and outside. It is truly part of everyday life. Sometimes however it can be problematic when we get mold growth inside and where we do not want it. The growth of mold however, can be prevented. Mold requires moisture, warmth and a food source in order to grow in your home.
When you deprive mold of food, moisture and warmth, you will stop it from growing but you won’t kill the mold that is already present.
“Is this black mold going to make me sick?”
If you suspect that you have symptoms of toxic black mold exposure, it is important to talk with a health care professional ASAP in order to prevent serious health problems.
The dangers of black mold aka stachybotrys should not be taken lightly. Mold can cause both short-term and long-term health conditions. Many people don’t realize how severe these health conditions can be, so this blog post is designed to help you understand the serious nature of mold exposure.
The doctor will...