Mold Facts

Mold is part of a natural, healthy ecosystem. Mold is found inside every building, but when moisture is allowed to remain in a structure, even over a short period of time, you may develop elevated mold growth that can be detrimental to the health and well being of occupants, damaging to personal belongings and business inventory, as well as structural material deterioration.

The most important thing in appropriate mold remediation is to eliminate the source of water intrusion. Simply removing the mold will not ensure that it will not return unless the source of moisture is addressed.

Proper Remediation

DryMaster has the expertise, equipment and resources, such as third-party Indoor Environmental Professionals (IEPs), to determine the extent of microbiological contamination. When the extent of contamination is established, DryMaster’s process includes: development of appropriate remediation protocols and the removal of the mold. The process is completed with “Post Remediation Verification Testing” performed by a certified IEP in order to ensure the structure has been returned to a “Normal Fungal Ecology.”

Differing levels of contamination call for a variety of remediation practices, from simple source containment and removal, to full scale multi-chamber containments kept under negative pressure. One of the key aspects of successful mold remediation is the use of necessary environmental controls to avoid cross-contamination of unaffected areas of a structure. DryMaster is trained and certified to successfully remediate mold contaminated structures, regardless of size or complexity, with the health and safety of occupants and workers as our primary concern.

Preventative Maintenance

Properly installed ventilating fans and appropriate ventilation can help prevent mold growth. Mold growth does not always require direct contact with water to grow. Typically environments that are above 60% relative humidity are just as likely to support mold growth. It is important to make sure that areas where humidity may accumulate are properly vented according to building codes and ventilation fans are properly installed and utilized.

The two most common areas are in bathrooms and laundry rooms. The exhaust lines should be inspected to ensure that they are properly sealed to an external vent. For example, a dryer vent that is improperly ducted may introduce high levels of humidity into a structure that can create an ideal moisture level for mold growth.