Mold Removal

Extensive mold growth inside an occupied building is unacceptable and should be removed. Current mold removal guidelines recommend that all visually moldy porous materials that cannot be easily cleaned be discarded. Mold removal should be performed by qualified professionals equipped to be able to control the spread of dust and mold spores. The objectives of […]

Sampling For Mold Growth In Buildings

Mold growth is very common in damp building environments. During building assessment for mold growth, sampling is sometimes necessary. For example air sampling may be performed to determine whether visible mold growth has degraded indoor air quality. Air sampling may also help to determine the presence, location, and/or extent of suspected hidden mold growth. Air […]

Control of Dry Rot Fungus, Serpula lacrymans

Conventional methods for eradicating dry rot are often drastic, involving the removal of infested wood and application of biocides to prevent re-infestation (see Dry Rot Fungus References). Popular beliefs are that eradication of dry rot is almost impossible and that the fungus is particularly resistant to treatment. These beliefs are misleading and arise mainly from […]