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 Mold needs the following conditions before it can grow in your home:

  1. Mold spores
  2. A food source 
  3. Darkness
  4. Warmth
  5. Oxygen
  6. Moisture
  7. Time (24 -48 hours)

Moisture is really the cause of a mold problem because all the other conditions always exist within every structure. Moisture is the only condition that can be controlled.

Moisture intrusion can occur from a variety of sources and can have many causes.  Common moisture problems include:

  • Leaking roofs
  • Leaking or condensing water pipes, especially pipes inside wall cavities or pipe chases
  • Leaking fire-protection sprinkler systems
  • Landscaping
  • Gutters and down spouts that direct water into or under a building
  • High humidity  - over 60% relative humidiy
  • Combustion appliances such as gas clothes dryers vented into a garage or an attic, etc.
  • Backing up of sewers and drains
  • Flooding
  • Humidifiers
  • Mud or ice dams
  • Damp basement or crawl spaces
  • Constant plumbing leaks or broken pipes
  • Houseplants
  • Steam from cooking
  • Shower/bath or indoor drying lines
  • Appliances vented indoors
  • Combustion appliances

A mold inspector is certified and trained to identify the source of the water intrusion in order to propose solutions. While the inspector may not always identify the exact location of the intrusion, the goal of the inspection is to determin ethe cause.  For example, this may involve determining that water is leaking in through a cold joint in the basement foudnation wall.  Recognizing that water inentering through the cold joint rather than a leaking pipe is critical information for the client.

A visual inspection is the most important initial step in identifying a possible mold contamination problem. Infrared Inspection Technology can assist in minimizing damage and repair costs associated Mold Remediation is the process of removal and/or cleanup of mold from an indoor environment. Once we have restored your property, our inspector comes out for a final inspection and clearance test. Water damage restoration is the process of restoring a property back to pre-loss condition after sustaining any level of water damage.