Left untreated, mold will continue to grow and spread and can damage walls, ceilings, carpeting, and more. Every time the house is closed up and the a/c is turned off, the moisture creeps back in and the mold begins growing again.
A Well-Constructed Building with a Good Air Barrier Helps the HVAC System Pressurize the Building
February 24, 2015
After seeing numerous examples of building problems due to air barrier defects, Liberty Building Forensics Group® (LBFG) is warning that air barrier goals set by architects aren’t always achievable by contractors and can even lead to failure.
Trainers Also Available to Travel to Conduct In-Depth Mold Training and Certification Seminar
February 2, 2015
The Environmental Hygienists Association (E.H.A.) announced that it is now providing online certified mold inspector and certified mold remediator training and certification for HVAC contractors, plumbers, and other contractors so that they can effectively find and eliminate toxic mold growth in customers’ homes and workplaces.
When humidity and moisture are not effectively controlled, persistent dampness can lead to material damage, corrosion, structural decay, and microbial growth. HVAC contractors can play an integral part in slowing the development of such problems, but how?
As more homeowners begin to understand that controlling humidity is crucial to comfort, interest in humidification and dehumidification solutions has continued to grow. Rick Tullis, president, Capstone Mechanical, said contractors should be aware of the factors that limit mold’s ability to multiply throughout an indoor environment.