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Mold

By Marc Lize on 2014-09-02

26% moisture content in waferboard .

 

 

CML HOME INSPECTIONS INC.

What is mold?

  • Mold is any of a various of fungous growth often causing disintegration of organic mater.

Is mold a health hazard?

  • Mold can be a health hazard for the young and the elderly. Also people with respatory conditions and/or with pre-exting health conditions. In servere mold growth conditions either visual or hidden can cause hospitalization and/or render the home inhabitable.

What conditions can cause mold in my home?

  • A humidity reading constantly at 70% and or greater.
  • The building envelope missing building materials.
  • Bathroom and or kitchen fans exausting into the attic.
  • Damage air barrier.
  • Damage vapor barrier.
  • Water ingress through the first line of deffence. Roofing system, cladding, and foundation walls - slab on grade..
  • Lot grading towards the home.
  • Leaking plumbing fixtures and pipes.
  • Drying clothes in the basement increases the relative humidity in a home.
  • Grow ups.
  • Non thermally broken window panes and/or single glaze windows with metal frames.
  • Heat lost through the building envelope.

 

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