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Old 9/21/18, 5:34 PM
Charles Green Charles Green is online now
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In this photo air conditioning register has condensation on it. On the ceiling next to it are some small black dots and discoloration that could potentially be mold. Recommend testing for mold and remediation if necessary. This area looks as if it stays moist which gives a good environment for mold growth.

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Old 9/21/18, 5:37 PM
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In the article, Moisture Meters for inspectors, the types of meters and the potential uses for inspectors is covered. Pin type and search mode are the two different meters avaialble with both having appropriate uses. Detecting hidden moisture is the most common use for search mode while determining actual moisture content is for the pin models.

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Old 9/22/18, 7:07 PM
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You will see suspected mold growth around and in the wall register. Mold can and will grow when the environmental conditions are optimal. This includes high RH% and MC%. It is advised to further investigate possible water intrusion throughout the HVAC system to stop further damage.

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Old 9/22/18, 7:10 PM
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Mold, Moisture & Your Home:
Moisture is the number one concern when it comes to mold growth within a dwelling. When a water intrusion event happens it is critical to dry out any wet materials ASAP. The best standard of practice is to do this within 24 to 48 hours to prevent mold growth. If building materials stay wet outside of 48 hours mold growth is likely to happen.

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Old 9/23/18, 12:02 AM
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Attached is an image of a dehumidifier that was installed in a customers crawlspace. It had an initial setting of 55% in order for the dehu to turn on. Within a week the system had failed and the humidity level had risen to 78%, which in turn caused some mold growth to return. Luckily it was still within the warranty period and was replaced and is now working properly with no signs of growth present.

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Old 9/23/18, 12:11 AM
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Mold
Basically everything that I had read in this article I was already aware of, minus one thing. That one thing was using bleach for cleanup. I was always taught and instructed to never use bleach.Ever. But from what I have learned in this article, it is acceptable for use when around those who are immune-compromised. I did a little more digging and it makes sense as to why now. It was and is always good to learn more in the field you enjoy.

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