Ceiling Mold Inspection Steps
If there are roof leaks in a building,
water is going to flow downward by gravity to wet the insides of the attic,
ceilings, and walls below, and thus cause massive hidden mold infestation,
such as pictured in the deadly Stachybotrys ceiling mold shown on the
picture on the right side of this page.
If a building has roof leaks, the
attic needs to be very carefully inspected with a strong flashlight to
inspect for water stains, water damage, and mold growth. The insulation on
the floor of the attic needs to be removed one section at a time to inspect
the top, sides, and bottom of each insulation batt for possible mold growth.
A batt is
a piece of fiberglass used to insulate buildings.
When the batts are removed a few at a time, the wood flooring beneath the
batts can also be inspected for water stains, water damage, and mold growth.
Mold-free batts can be re-installed if there is no water damage and no mold
growth beneath the batt.
To inspect the insides of drywall ceilings, you can but one inch by one inch
inspection holes in the room side of the ceiling and then insert a fiber
optics inspection tube (one meter long) to look for water damage and mold
growth above the ceiling. Also, please examine the piece of drywall
removed for each inspection hole for mold growth inside each cut out drywall
piece and on its bottom (attic side).
If the ceiling is a suspended ceiling, remove all ceiling tiles to examine
their top side for mold growth and to look for mold growth in areas above
the suspended ceiling. You can then re-install ceiling tiles that are
mold-free if there is no mold growth above the suspended ceiling.
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Mold growth above a suspended ceiling.
Deadly Stachybotrys mold growing on the dirt on the insulation above the
ceiling of a rental house in McKinney, Texas, into which there was significant roof
leak water intrusion that enabled this dangerous mold to grow. Please notice
the distinctive black, glistening, wet appearance of the Stachy mold growth.
Picture taken April, 2012.
Lab analyzed Stachybotrys mold growth (the black substance in picture above
and not the white drywall materials) above the suspended tile ceiling
in an expensive high-rise condominium in Makati, Philippines. Picture taken
March, 2011, by
consultant and Certified Environmental Hygienist Phillip Fry.