Articles by Jim Holland

Moisture Meters

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Moisture meters are an important and effective tool for inspection and restoration professionals, though curiously enough they do not directly measure moisture content.
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Ways to Beat the Heat

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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.
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Understanding Drying Systems

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Q: I'm interested in diversifying into water-damage restoration. What additional equipment do I need to get started? Do I need any special equipment for sewage or mold jobs?
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Biocide Use and IICRC Standards

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Q: I recently read that the IICRC S500 Water Damage Restoration Standard and the IICRC S520 Mold Remediation Standard are in conflict about whether the use of biocides is appropriate.
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Stop Restoration From Leading to Mold Problems

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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?
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Electronics Restoration

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Q: When people talk about electronics restoration, what exactly are they referring to?
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Inspecting Wall Cavities for Mold

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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?
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HVAC System Sampling and Cleaning in Mold Remediation Projects

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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.
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Blast Cleaning

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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?
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Moisture Meters and Thermography

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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.
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