Mold on insulation usually forms when insulation gets wet or areas around the insulation have condensation or moisture problems.
Finding Insulation Mold in Metro Vancouver
In most cases mold on insulation is related to other moisture and mold problems such as on drywall, ceilings, or attics. The surfaces of insulation with mold may show greyish black discolouration. Mold growth on insulation can be the result of numerous sources. These include building envelope issues, roof failure or elevated humidity levels. Mold on insulation can quickly become an indoor air quality problem if not addressed.
Assessing Mold on Insulation
ABM Environmental can examine the area to quickly determine if there is mold present and the source of the mold. First, a thermal imaging camera scans the area of concern. This quickly and accurately locates sources of moisture. Moisture in the area is measured to determine if there is an active water source present within the building. Relative humidity in various areas of the building are mapped and the ventilation systems are assessed to determine if they are functioning properly.
Testing Insulation Mold
Surface tests can detect the species of mold present. 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.
Insulation Mold Solutions Vancouver BC
ABM Environmental specializes in assessing mold and moisture problems on insulation. 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.