Theses are the top places to find mold in buildings throughout Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
1. Attic Mold
Attic mold is often found on the underside roof sheathing in the attic of buildings. The most common cause of attic mold is poor ventilation in the attic or leaking ducts. Learn More
Bathroom mold and fungus is common in bathrooms with leaky pipes and leaking shower tiles. Elevated humidity in bathrooms can also cause mold growth on walls and ceilings in bathrooms. Learn More
3. Window Mold
Window mold normally grows around window frames and sills. It is often caused from condensation which condenses on the frames after humidity becomes elevated. Learn More
Crawl spaces are dark and susceptible to moisture problems. Poor ventilation in crawl spaces can contribute to humidity and mold issues in crawl spaces. Learn More
Leaks in condos result in mold growth behind the walls. Often mold growth inside the leaky condo is not visible but spores can enter the condo living areas. Learn More
6. Carpet Mold
Carpet often grows mold below the surface when it becomes wet. Carpet mold can grow in as little as 48 hours if carpet becomes wet. Learn More
7. House Mold
A house mold problem can start from water leaks, plumbing problems or due to high humidity. Because we live in a damp environment in Metro Vancouver house mold is common and can grow anywhere moisture or humidity is present. Learn More
Basements are susceptible to leaks from poor drainage and pooling water due to floods. Often people do not dry out basements properly after a flood and mold grows in the walls or other areas moisture becomes trapped. Learn More
9. Drywall Mold
Drywall is used throughout buildings in Metro Vancouver and mold growth is very common on drywall. Drywall only needs to be wet for 48 to 72 hours to grow mold. Learn More
10. Insulation Mold
Insulation absorbs and holds moisture easily so when it becomes wet it can result in mold growth on the materials around it such as drywall and wood structures. Learn More
11. Grow-Op Mold
Marijuana grow operations are humid and in most cases result in mold problems. Even areas of a grow op operation house that were not directly used as the grow operation can become contaminated with toxic molds. Often the mold is not visible. Learn More
12. Workplace Mold
Mold in the work place is common when there have been leaks or floods in the past or in humid workplace environments. Learn More
If you need a mold inspection or testing service ABM Environmental can help. Call us for a phone consultation at (604) 568-5177 or fill out the Online Assessment Form to receive more information. See Mold Inspections & Testing to learn more about the ABM Environmental mold inspection process.
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