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Even Though the Mold was Cleaned Up, Can It Regrow?



 Moisture is the main cause of mold growth. Even if the company efficiently cleaned off the mold, mold would regrow if the moisture problem was not resolved. Rather than spend time trying to find out if the contractor was covering up something, it is better to focus on existing moisture problems and fix it.
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Recently we worked in a newly purchased home which was a former grow house and showed mold like growth on the walls. According to the seller the house was cleaned off mold by a professional company but following the cleaning a contractor performed renovations to the home, leading us to believe that surfaces were disturbed, and cleaning was not properly done. Since we were talking to a new homeowner, and they had no history on the scope of work.

Some of our concerns were that the cleaning was not properly done, that moisture issues were not properly addressed, or worse that the mold was covered up and it would regrow? As a consequence, we recommended to the new owner, to perform an assessment and a moisture study. Air and surfaces (drywall & insulation) samples were taken, and they came back with an elevated fungal ecology. Additionally, moisture study showed some areas with a high moisture reading.


Based on our findings, remediation protocols were specified, and the remediation process was repeated, this time we were sure it was done correctly, since a clearance test was performed to ensure the house is currently safe to live in. Moisture is the main cause of mold growth. Even if the company efficiently cleaned off the mold, mold would regrow if the moisture problem was not resolved. Rather than spend time trying to find out if the contractor was covering up something, it is better to focus on existing moisture problems and fix it.


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