Mold Inspection Reports from Bremerton
Below are recent mold inspection projects we’ve completed in the Bremerton area. These reports can help provide you with an idea of the issues we typically encounter in your region.
Project Type > Mold Inspection for a House in Bremerton
REASON FOR INSPECTION:
- The prior tenants reported mold growth on the walls in the home.
- This single family residential property was built in 1941 and is 560 ft².
CAUSE OF MOLD:
- The mold growth is directly related to the elevated humidity in the home causing condensation and consequently, mold growth.
ANALYSIS OF YOUR RESULTS:
- Extreme Amplification: Mold spores were detected at levels many times greater than the threshold, indicating a site of high mold amplification and growth. Please refer to the attached report for more detailed information.
The most likely contributor of the elevated mold spores is:
- Elevated humidity.
- Due to the extremely high level of mold spores in your home, immediate action is necessary.
RELATIVE HUMIDITY & TEMPERATURE READINGS:
- Heavy mold growth observed on exterior wall in closet. This is often due to limited air flow and insufficient heat.
- Heavy condensation and light mold growth observed on the bedroom window. The window is metal framed and double paned.
- An Indoor Air Quality sample was collected in this bedroom.
- Increase the winter temperature in this room to at least 65ºF at all times.
- Keep contents and furniture a minimum of 2-3 inches away from exterior walls to help prevent mold growth on these surfaces.
For future residents of this home:
- Add dust mite covers to the bed and pillows to seal in allergens so they are not inhaled while sleeping. These covers are easier to keep clean than a mattress or pillow.
- The cleaning schedule of this home to twice per week. Include damp-wipe dusting and thorough vacuuming of all surfaces.
- Use bedding with easily washable blankets. Their laundering schedule should be weekly.
- Do not place stuffed animals on the bed. Stuffed animals can harbor dust mites and mold spores, becoming a strong source of allergens that is often held close to a child’s face.
- A small amount of mold growth was observed on the garage wall. This is likely the result of a condition which no longer exists, such as something generating significant humidity in the garage.
- Drug paraphernalia was discovered in the crawlspace. It was not removed during the inspection.
- The vapor barrier is intact and covers all soil.
- Crawlspace ventilation is adequate.
- No air sealing noted in subfloor. Air sealing is a technique where the small holes and gaps in the subfloor, such as around plumbing fixtures, are sealed with expanding foam. This greatly reduces the air movement from the crawlspace into the main living area of the home. Not only does this improve the energy efficiency of the home, it significantly reduces the flow of odors and mold spores from the crawlspace into the home.
- Consider air seal all major penetrations in subfloor.