What are Water Damaged Buildings?

Published May 11th, 2018 by Guaranteed Property Inspections LLC

What are Water Damaged Buildings?

There are many ways buildings become home to a toxic mix of microbes, fragments of microbes, and harmful chemicals. Buildings can promote the growth of fungi, bacteria, mycobacteria and actinomycetesas a result of construction defects like poor ventilation and HVAC systems; faulty construction of crawl spaces or inadequate building design; using failed technologies like flat roofs or fake stucco cladding without adequate caulking; incomplete basements exposed to saturated ground water conditions; or not correcting water intrusion/leaks; or remediation that doesn’t clean as its final requirement.

Today we completed a comprehensive mold inspection in Orange County where the client reported suffering symptoms related to mold exposure but could not get down to the root of the issue. We began the inspection and right off the bat noticed a defective flat roof system with signs of poor drainage and a neighboring tree impacting the clients home and foundation. The tree roots appeared to be growing under my clients home which opens the possibility for moisture intrusion and probable mold growth. Soon after, the inspection led us to the garage where we discovered the entire garage wall moisture damaged and covered in mold (which my clients bedroom shared a common wall with the area of contamination).

We discovered that the flat roof was allowing moisture penetration along with the neighboring tree causing structural damage. Mold knows no boundaries! If moisture intrusion occurs in your home it takes as little as 24 hours for mold to grow.

At Guaranteed Property and Mold Inspections we specialize in finding the SOURCE! If you feel you may have been exposed to mold in your home contact us at 949-230-6800 for a full home assessment.

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