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Mold Removal and Remediation in the Tacoma Area

Project Type > Mold Remediation Report due to Leaking Bathtub

PROJECT SUMMARY

 Reason for inspection:

  • The clients have noted water damage and mold growth caused by a leak in the hall bathroom.

 Summary of concerns:

  • The bathtub in the hall bathroom had developed a crack which was hidden by a non-slip mat. This crack allowed water to affect the tub cavity, dining room, hot water tank closet, and under-floor cavity.  The damage was not readily noted by the occupants due to a plastic floor mat, area rugs, and pillows that prevented visual access of affected building materials.

 Summary of recommendations:

  • See below for detailed water damage restoration and remediation protocols.

JOBSITE PHOTOS

Crack in bathtub

Crack in bathtub

Mold growth in dining room

Mold growth in dining room

Standing water below bathroom

Standing water below bathroom

Mold growth in HWT closet

Mold growth in HWT closet

Floorplan of Home

Floorplan of Home

OBSERVATIONS

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:

  • 1993 Manufactured home.

Hall bathroom:

Observations:

  • A large crack in the tub was noted, this damage had been hidden by a non-slip matt.

Recommendations:

  • Establish containment
  • Remove and dispose of tub and surround
  • Remove all water damaged sheetrock, baseboards, and insulation
  • Perform a detailed HEPA vacuuming of the entire contained area
  • Install dehumidifier and air movers to dry remaining wet building materials

 Dining Room:

Observations:

  • Obvious water damage was noted in the carpeted areas where the plastic mat and area rug had been placed.
  • Obvious mold growth was noted on the sheetrock in the corner common to the hall bathroom. This mold growth had been previously hidden by pillows and other contents.
  • Increased moisture content was noted in the carpeting and affected sheetrock.
RH:48.9% Temp:70.5°F CO2: 358ppm CO: 0 ppm

Hot water tank closet:

Observations:

  • Visible mold growth was noted in the sheetrock along the common wall to the hall bathroom.
  • This area could not be fully inspected due to limited access at the time of inspection.

Crawlspace:

Observations:

  • Obvious sagging and increased moisture content was noted in the belly immediately below the affected areas of the home.

Recommendations:

  • Cut and remove all water damaged portions of the belly and underlying insulation.
  • Clean/treat/encapsulate any contaminated areas of framing or subflooring once the dry-out has been completed.