mold remediation Articles

  • Mold Remediation Guidance For Indoor Environment

    Remediation contractors are generally very conscientious, trying hard to bring each project to a condition where it will pass “clearance  testing” (the  Post-Remediation  Verification  [PRV] inspection) on the first try. Sometimes the cleaning attempts are unsuccessful. This will certainly cost the contractor additional cleaning ...

  • Mold, Mold Growth and Buildings

    Concern about mold exposures in buildings continues to be a significant issue. The bottom line is that mold has been around for eons and is not going away.  It will grow whenever and wherever buildings get wet and materials suitable for mold growth are present.  The following paragraphs are meant to shed light on mold issues related to microbiology, health and safety, moisture control, ...

  • Why a Mold Inspection before Remediation is Always a Good Idea

    There are several important reasons why Indoor Environmental Technologies, Inc. (IET), and published industry standards, recommend that a mold inspection be performed by a separate company prior to starting mold remediation. In fact, many of the better remediation contractors in Florida will not start a remediation ...

  • Drawing the Line between Water Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation

    Background of Water and Mold Damage In recent years, many insurance policies have instituted limits or caps on the amount that will be paid for “mold or microbial damage.” Often, what constitutes microbial damage is defined poorly, if at all, in the policy. Meanwhile, the funds available for water damage restoration are generally not separately capped, and are available up to ...

  • Mold remediation resulting from Hurricane Katrina case study

    Service performed: Mold remediation Summary: To address water and mold damage incurred as result of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Mississippi coastal areas in 2005, EFI Global performed mold investigation, surveying, and remediation services at one of the nation’s leading facilities for the design, engineering, construction, and life cycle support of ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Mold Prevention Training

    Mold –It’s All About Water! How is mold controlled on a construction project? By controlling water intrusion – that’s the answer! Mold has been around for a long time, and has always been a challenge on construction projects. However, with new construction materials being even more mold susceptible, and record-breaking lawsuits for exposure to mold growing, it is now more important than ever ...

  • Control water – control mold

    There is no single universal way to eliminate all mold growth. But the single most effective method of controlling mold is to eliminate their source of moisture. Moisture doesn’t just mean actual water; it can also be high humidity. Few molds grow when the humidity is under 70%. If they do, it is very slowly. It is safe to say that you cannot stop mold growth until you stop the moisture. ...

  • After the flood - preventing mold

    Beyond the direct water damage from a flood, there can be short term and long term problems with mold growth, whether the building is commercial or residential. The source of the water is the first important issue. Consider the following: 1.) If the flood is from surface water flooding such as heavy rains, hurricanes, and overflowing rivers this means dirt and debris. This ...

  • Black Mold Symptoms – Know the Enemy

    Black mold symptoms are nothing to play around with. Black mold can be extremely dangerous, and it can cause a wide range of symptoms, varying in severity. Some are easy to deal with and more of an annoyance than anything else. Others can be debilitating and potentially life threatening. If you think your home or business may have a black mold problem but can’t locate the source of it, you ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • Mold and the Re-use of Demolition Materials

    The presence of mold during construction, occupancy,or demolition of a building can have significant effects on a project’s cost, timing, and public perception. Mold is a type of fungus and is included in the same family as yeasts and mushrooms. Molds are naturally occurring microscopic organisms that are most often associated with damp, musty spaces like bathrooms, basements, and attics. Mold ...

  • Florida Engineering Society - Mold Article - Understanding Mold in the Indoor Environment

    Untitled Document We can solve the mold problem. Understanding the basic ecology of fungi will lead us down the correct path. Yes, it will take some effort to change the way ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Familiar with the Symptoms of Mold and Ways to Deal

    Finding that you may have mold in your property can definitely lead you to experience numerous things. You could in the beginning feel uprising, irritation or possibly a feeling of getting overloaded. Putting the property available for sale may be the very first thing that jumps into the mind, but that ought to be a final resort. A lot of people, in fact, reside in a property with mold and don't ...


    By Executive Restoration

  • EPA SUPPORT EXPANDS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION MOLD & IAQ TRAINING AND COMMUNICATES A NEW SET OF STANDARDS TO MEDIATE THE MOLD CRISIS

    IAQ/Mold Professionals, Real Estate, Insurance and Financial Industries Reduces Risks from Mold and IAQ Exposure Insurance Carriers and Lenders Back New Mold/IAQ Standards Lack of Standards Now a “Non-Issue” as Industries Unite and Agree No one likes to talk about mold, yet it has quickly become a multibillion-dollar problem for mortgage banking companies, insurance companies, ...

  • Emergency remediation response case study

    Services Performed Emergency remediation response, oil and hazardous waste consulting and a mold/indoor air quality (IAQ) testing Summary Following the flooding of the Spicket River during the Spring 2006, EFI Global was engaged to evaluate a nursing home in Lawrence, MA. After the initial environmental evaluation, our team observed that the basement and ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Purpose of Air and Surface Mold Sampling or Testing during Assessment

    As part of determining whether an indoor environment is contaminated with excessive amounts of mold and requires remediation, Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET) routinely performs air and surface mold sampling or testing. While there are many types of sampling, IET uses two of them the most: Air sampling using a “spore trap” sampler. Considerable information ...

  • METH: THE NEW MOLD - New Markets in Clandestine Laboratory Clean-up

    Untitled Document Intro Clandestine labs have become prevalent across America. They are used for the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Suggested Practice for Remediation of Highly Infectious Biological Agent Contamination in Indoor Environments

    Untitled Document PURPOSE This suggested practice describes those basic procedures to be followed, and precautions ...

  • A moldy summer and the 3 H’S hot-humid-hurricanes

    A HOT WET SUMMER Once again, we’ve entered the hurricane season, when hot humid air envelops most of North America. Beginning in the Spring and lasting until the first frost of Autumn, the air is typically well above 60% Relative Humidity, which is ideal for promoting the growth of mold. The official Hurricane season runs from June to September, and even though they may not qualify as ...

  • Northern Gulf Coast Government Building case study

    Client: Federal Courthouse Location: Northern Gulf Coast  Completion: Sept 2005 thru Dec 2005 Corrections Cost: $4 Million+ Key Project Team: Timothy Toburen, Don Brewer IET worked with two different restoration and remediation contractors to develop procedures allowing efficient  ...

  • Cedar Rapids Flooding case study

    Services Performed Emergency remediation response, industrial hygiene, asbestos consulting and mold/indoor air quality (IAQ) testing Summary During the summer of 2008, major flooding of the Cedar River occurred which covered the downtown area in floodwaters. Many buildings including municipal and county government facilities needed to be cleaned, repaired and ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

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