Mold Remediation | Mold Removal | Mold Cleaning | Boise, Idaho
In some cases, indoor mold growth may not be obvious. It is possible that mold may be growing on hidden surfaces, such as the backside of dry wall, wallpaper or paneling; the top of ceiling tiles; or the underside of carpets and pads. Possible locations of hidden mold can include pipe chases and utility tunnels (pipes with condensation or leaking), walls behind furniture (where condensation forms), condensate drain pans inside air handling units, porous thermal or acoustic liners inside ductwork, or roof materials above ceiling tiles (due to roof leaks or insufficient insulation).
Some building materials, such as dry wall with vinyl wallpaper over it or wood paneling, may act as vapor barriers, trapping moisture underneath their surfaces and thereby providing a moist environment where mold can grow. You may suspect hidden mold if a building smells moldy, but you cannot see the source, or if you know there has been water damage and building occupants are reporting health problems.
For example, removal of wallpaper can lead to a massive release of spores from mold growing on the underside of the paper. If you discover hidden mold, it is imperative that you contact a specialist with experience in mold remediation. First Team Restoration has extensive experience in water damage and mold remediation in both residential and commercial buildings.