Mold removal and remediation techniques

Mold removal and remediation techniques have been developed for use where there is extensive mold growth inside an occupied building. Mold growth in homes and offices is unacceptable since it poses a health risk to occupants. Current mold removal and remediation guidelines recommend that all visually moldy porous materials that cannot be easily cleaned be […]

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 […]