- A ‘Whole House’ IAQ test
- Dust Characterization
- Allergen Testing
- Carbon Dioxide Measurement
- Carbon Monoxide Detection
- VOC Measurement and Identification
- Mold Testing / Mold Inspection
- Thermal Imaging / Moisture Detection
- HVAC Output
- Bacteria Testing
- Radon Testing
- Combustible Gas Detection
DO ICE DAMS CAUSE MOLD?
They certainly do pose a threat… Depending on how much water intrusion and where it “went”, the resulting damage can be evident immediately, or take months to ‘present’ itself.
Mold needs certain conditions to thrive: First, a moisture source. Now water flowing does not necessarily provide that source… if water ‘passes through’ and any wet areas or water damage is quickly dried out / acted upon then problems with can be avoided. It is when areas of water intrusion remain ‘wet’ or are unable to be accessed and thoroughly dried out that provide the ideal conditions for mold growth.
Next mold needs a ‘food source’. Unfortunately most attics and basements have an abundance of materials and substances that provide that source: wood, paper products, cardboard, etc.
Add a little warm temperature to the mix and you have an ideal environment to encourage mold growth.
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