G2 Conducts Fungal Assessment on Condominium in Beaverton
Mold can be tricky. It presents itself in many different shapes, textures, and colors. It can be easily seen or difficult to find in affected areas, such as ceilings, walls, and floors. Either way, to truly identify if mold is impacting your indoor environment, the air you breathe, and the health of you and others around you, calling on a licensed and accredited professional is key to determine the best course of action.
After seeing mold overgrowth and having concerns about how it could affect the health of residents, a general contractor and residential home builder contracted G2’s mold testing services to inspect the property further.
G2 arrived onsite to determine the appropriate level of mold remediation efforts and evaluate the affected parts of the property, which included the exterior sheathing and insulation of a 4-story condominium, the wall cavities, and exterior building materials.
G2 identified that the culprit of the fungal overgrowth was the building’s sheathing. In the building process, it was installed wet and covered with siding before it could adequately dry out. Since molds require water to grow and spread, it’s recommended to air our wet materials to prevent overgrowth.
Pinpointing the cause of fungal overgrowth can lead to a greater understanding of how to approach and solve the problem. It can also prevent further damage to a building and the health of its occupants, and help projects move forward.
The G2 approach for this particular client was to determine the appropriate levels of mold remediation efforts, scope of repairs, and ways to clean the existing building materials. This included sanding and scraping methods and an antimicrobial encapsulant.
G2 performs high-level mold assessments that result in innovative solutions to keep the workplace and its employees healthy and safe. The company’s unique, comprehensive approach to indoor environmental testing is thorough from start to finish, providing their private, government, and public sector clients with the information needed to make informed decisions about their workplace.
Continue reading more about how G2 worked alongside both the general contractor and a mold remediation contractor to resolve the fungal overgrowth and create preventative measures against future growth.
Posted October 29, 2019 by in Environmental Testing