Part III: Mold Inside Walls
We previously talked about mold being inside walls. As the last segment of this topic, the Indoor Air Quality Association branches out and focuses on laboratory- based methods to identify mold in walls. Generally speaking, mold is often found in the basement or on exterior walls. However, mold grows in area where condensation forms from water vapor and mold also grows in very humid areas. Sometimes those areas can be inside walls. Mold can also grow in the walls when there is a water leak.
If there is a wall near a pipe that is leaking, there is a high chance that mold will grow within the walls.The problem is that you won't be able to tell until problems occur and then expert removal will be required. If the conditions inside your home are hospitable for mold it will exist. The process of removing it begins by testing and collecting air samples inside the room. However, there has been controversy in using laboratory based methods to identify mold inside walls.
The Indoor Air Quality Association shares a video that talks a little more about this incident. If you have removed mold from inside walls what methods have worked best for you and the customer? Let us know in the comments. Also, if you are looking for a professional that can help you with a mold problem, Alliance Environmental has been helping many companies in different industries for 25 years.
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