Crawl Space Mold
Mold Inspection Steps
Mold growth can take place on, inside,
or beneath floors and
Floor mold growth is the result of water intrusion into the floor
from water wicking up through concrete floors from the ground below,
flooding, roof leaks, siding leaks, window water leaks, plumbing leaks
(e.g., plumbing inside or
above the walls), and high humidity above 70% some or all of the time.
Effective floor mold inspection can include these inspection steps:
(1) careful visual inspection of the entire floor surface for signs of water
intrusion (e.g., water stains, water damage) and mold growth. If the floor
is carpeted, it is helpful to pull back the carpeting and padding in the
corners of the room to examine both the carpeting and padding for mold
growth, and to do moisture meter testing of the floor beneath the carpeting
and padding. If is also insightful to examine the bottoms of all wood
furniture in the room for evidence of water or mold damage;
(2) if the floor is made of wood, cut out a section for visual
inspection for mold growth of the backside of the cut out flooring piece, followed by
fiber optics inspection cable of the interior of each floor area through the
cut out inspection holes made in the floor. The cut out section (if moldy)
can be sent as a "bulk sample" for mold lab analysis; and
(3) scanning the entire floor surface with a moisture meter to locate any
hidden high water content areas, which will be likely places harboring
hidden mold growth.
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Very extensive wood floor mold growth in an expensive Hong
Kong house. Picture
taken May 10, 2012, by
Divine Montero, Certified Mold Inspector.
Advanced mold growth in the wood floor of a bathroom.