HOW TO IDENTIFY A
MOLD IS THE SYMPTOM…WATER IS THE
MOLD colonization occurs when MOLD spores and
moisture find one another on surfaces that they consider
food, such as wood, paper, leather, cloth, dusty and
dirty surface conditions and more. If the moisture source is not
identified and stopped, the MOLD colonization will advance, thus releasing new
MOLD spores into the air in amplified proportions.
ASK THE FOLLOWING ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Is there visible MOLD
present anywhere indoors?
Are there musty odors anywhere
indoors - closets, rooms, sub-floors
occupants acknowledged a noticeable change in health while
Does the roof leak now, or has it
ever leaked? Any visible stains or damage in ceilings or walls?
Does the plumbing leak at present, or has it in
the past? Any loose toilets, soft spots in
poor caulk/grout in tile work at
bathroom showers and tubs and at kitchen
Is wall to wall carpet present, large/older
rugs, drapes? Is it old? Has the carpet ever been
shampooed, or ever been
significantly wet for any reason? Is there carpet in bathrooms
have tub or
Is there a forced air heating and/or air
conditioning system? Have the ducts ever been cleaned?
Is the cold-air return in a damp
location, like in a sub-floor area or a
Are there musty odors anywhere, closets, rooms,
Is there any evidence of water
gathering next to or entering the foundation?
Does the soil next to the
foundation get wet either by rain or by yard
Any musty odors, wet soils or
standing water in the sub-floor or
Note: If the answer to any of these
questions is “yes” then it is possible that there is an
level of MOLD spores present
in the air.