Q: We are located in the South. When performing mold remediation, the standards call for closing off the supply vents and returns located in the work area. The problem is that it can get really hot in the work area, especially in the summer.
Q: I am hearing stories of more water-damage restoration contractors being sued for causing or contributing to mold problems in buildings that they have dried. Are there any practical steps I can take to protect my business?
Q: The S520 highly recommends that I perform an inspection of the property so that I can make a preliminary determination of whether or not there is mold growth. How can I inspect inside wall cavities without contaminating the air?
Q: I have recently been involved in several mold remediation projects. It is not clear to me when the HVAC system does and does not require sampling, and when during the process of remediation I should have the system cleaned.
An environmental consultant has recommended blasting with soda or some other media for mold remediation. I've never used this type of process. How does it work and are there any problems I should be aware of?
One of the main ways moisture creates a temperature differential is through evaporative cooling. As liquid water evaporates from a surface, the surface becomes cooler. The faster the evaporation, the lower the temperature created.