Water Activity Requirements For Mold Growth

Definition of Water Activity Water activity (aw) refers to “free” water available for microbial growth. For microbial growth to occur, moisture must be freely available. The water activity of a material determines which types of mold would grow on that material. Technically, the water activity is defined as the ratio of the vapour pressure exerted […]

Get Rid Of Mold Problems Once And For All

It is important to get rid of mold problems in your home once and for all. Mold is a health hazard if it is allowed to grow in homes or offices. When exposed to mold, people who are sensitive are likely to experience symptoms that can range from runny nose, headaches, rashes, and fatigue to […]

Can a Landlord Sue a Tenant for Mold Growth?

Can a landlord sue a tenant for mold growth? Recently, I came across some rather misleading advice online. The advice stated that as a tenant, if you suffered from any illness due to mold contamination in your rented home, then you could sue your landlord for compensation and damage. All you need to do is to […]

Risk of Mold Growth Outbreak after Flooding

Mold growth outbreak in homes and commercial building after flooding is inevitable. Although the flooded buildings could have been dried, some moisture can remain in drywall, wood furniture, cloth, carpet, and other household items and surfaces and could lead to mold growth. Exposure to mold can cause health problems such as hay-fever-like reactions (such as stuffy […]

How to Distinguish Mold Growth from Stains & Other Common Discolorations

The first step in any mold investigation is a visual inspection of the building and documentation of the area(s) covered by visible mold growth. This requires the ability to recognize mold growth as opposed to dirt, stains or other discolorations. mold investigators sometimes come across discolorations or stains that they suspect to be mold growth, only […]

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