Since bathrooms are constantly wet and humid with frequent water spills and drips they are a common place for mold and fungus to grow in Metro Vancouver.
Finding Bathroom Mold in Metro Vancouver
Areas where water pools or accumulates are places to check for staining or musty odours. Poor or failed seals around showers and bathtubs are the most common places for water to penetrate and mold to grow in bathrooms.
Causes of Mold in Bathrooms
Poor ventilation, high humidity and frequent bathing all lead to ideal conditions for mold growth in bathrooms. Although surface mold in and around the bathtub and shower tiles will not cause health issues for most people, it can also be a sign of more serious problems such as deteriorating grout, failing shower surrounds and major moisture intrusion into the wall cavity.
Assessing Bathroom Mold
ABM Environmental can quickly determine if bathroom mold is a minor problem or a more serious issue that could be causing extensive damage and health problems in your home. Sophisticated equipment is used to locate areas of moisture, mold growth and the cause. First, a thermal imaging camera scans the area of concern. This quickly and accurately locates all sources of moisture. Our inspection process includes determining the moisture content of the wood structures, tiles and drywall materials. The seals around the shower or bathtub must be evaluated to ensure they are functioning properly and water has not penetrated behind the tub or walls. Plumbing fixtures are checked for leaks and proper sealing. Water ingress must be tracked to understand the full extent of the damage.
Testing Bathroom Mold
Surface testing can be done to find the species of mold present or air samples can be taken to determine the levels of mold in the air. ABM Environmental uses state of the art testing equipment to sample the air. Even mold hidden behind walls or floors can be detected in the air sample. We identify the different types of mold and determine the exact quantity of mold in the air.
Bathroom Mold Solutions Vancouver BC
ABM Environmental specializes in assessing bathrooms to come up with permanent solutions to resolve mold and moisture problems. Call us for a free 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.