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Mold Inspection Reports from Edmonds

Below are recent mold inspection projects we’ve completed in the Edmonds area.  These reports can help provide you with an idea of the issues we typically encounter in your region.

Project Type > Mold Inspection for Laundry Room in Edmonds

PROJECT SUMMARY

REASON FOR INSPECTION:

  • Client requested an inspection to determine the extent of some mold growth noted on a laundry room wall.

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:

  • This single family 2-story rental residence was built in 1972 and is 2,300 ft².

CAUSE OF MOLD:

  • Damaged drain pipe from the upstairs tub

JOBSITE PHOTOS

Damage Originally Noted By Tennant

Damage Originally Noted By Tennant

Mold Growth Noted on Backside of Both Walls

Mold Growth Noted on Backside of Both Walls

Moisture & Mold Extend Behind Washing Mashine

Moisture & Mold Extend Behind Washing Mashine

RELATIVE HUMIDITY, CO2, & TEMPERATURE READINGS:

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LOCATION: Laundry Room

  • Elevated moisture detected in walls and tile flooring.
  • Visible mold growth and water damage observed on walls and tile flooring. The area of damage is approximately 40 ft² total.
  • The source of moisture for this water damage appears to be from an upstairs drain line. The leak had not been repaired at time of inspection. The leak is estimated to have been going on for less than one month.

Project Type > Inspection for Mold on Walls for a Residential Home in Edmonds

PROJECT SUMMARY

REASON FOR INSPECTION:

  • Client recently had some areas where visible mold growth was noted on the exterior walls of her bedroom.

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:

  • This residential duplex property was built in 1985 and is 2,248 ft².

CAUSE OF MOLD:

  • Elevated relative humidity levels lead to condensation on cooler exterior walls during the winter months. This condensation leads to mold growth on these surfaces.

LABORATORY RESULTS

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ANALYSIS OF YOUR RESULTS:

  • No Amplification: No mold spores were measured at levels equal to or above the threshold, and do not indicate a site of probable mold amplification and growth. Please refer to the attached report for more detailed information.

RELATIVE HUMIDITY & TEMPERATURE READINGS:

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CO2 READINGS:

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JOBSITE PHOTOS

Light Mold Growth Beside Cable Outlet

Light Mold Growth Beside Cable Outlet

Mold Growth / Staining on Exterior Corner

Mold Growth / Staining on Exterior Corner

Mold Growth Noted on Client’s Contents

Mold Growth Noted on Client’s Contents

Small Patch of Moisture Near Corner of Tub

Small Patch of Moisture Near Corner of Tub

LOCATION: Master Bathroom

OBSERVATIONS:

  • Prior evidence of moderate condensation problems was noted on the bathroom window.
  • The bathroom paint is peeling as a result of a poor paint job in the past.

CEILING:

  • Light mold growth noted on bathroom ceiling. This occurs when the warm, moist air generated by shower usage interacts with the cool surface of the ceiling. Without adequate ventilation, this causes condensation and subsequent mold growth.

SHOWER:

  • Grout and caulking is in good condition and shows no signs of recent water intrusion.

FLOORING:

  • Elevated moisture detected in flooring near the shower. The linoleum flooring is peeling at the edge of the tub. This is the result of splashing and overspray from the shower.

LOCATION: Master Bedroom

  • Light condensation-based mold was noted on exterior wall.
  • Condensation-based mold observed on window and window frame.
  • Mold growth observed on exterior wall in closet. This is often due to limited air flow and insufficient heat.
  • The bedroom occupant has known allergies.
  • A portable filter is in use in this bedroom.
  • The bedroom has:
    • Upholstered furniture.
    • Carpeting. The carpet is in average condition.
    • Quilt or duvet bedding.
    • Dust mite covers in use on the bed and pillows.

Recommendations:

  • Consider removing the soft drapes or curtains from this room. Replace them with a hard surface window covering such as blinds or shutters. Alternately, increase the laundering schedule of the drapes to weekly.
  • See ventilation section above for recommendations to eliminate condensation.
  • Keep contents and furniture a minimum of 2-3 inches away from exterior walls to help prevent mold growth on these surfaces.
  • Consider increasing the heat inside the closets slightly to help reduce the risk of condensation.