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1

What is mold?

fungi which grows on wet material

2

what types of problems can mold create?

dangerous to your health

3

what is considered an elevated level of mold in a given area?

any area over 10 sq feet

4

what are the four elements that must be president for mold to grow?

moisture, oxygen, organic food source, temperature

5

of the four elements, which can we control?

Moisture

6

what are the steps that NVR has instituted to identify mold conditions?

Inspection process
1. dab area with chlorine bleach
2. if the color changes the stain is likely organic and probably mold.

7

how many times do we inspect a house for mold?

3 times
1. framing
2. prior to close in
3. prior settlement

8

What should you look for during the frame check mold inspection?

check for visual or odor of mold

9

what should you look for during the Prior to close-in mold inspection?

visual signs or musty odors at insulation, lumber, leaks

10

what should you look for during the NHO mold inspection?

visual signs or musty odors

11

what do we do with the prior-to-setlement and post-settlement check lists after completion?

store in customer file

12

what must be installed before the insulation and drywall install?

roofing

13

Name 5 areas of a home that mold has been identified in the past

drywall, insulation, countertops, concrete, lumber

14

what do you do if a home owner calls and tells you they have mold in their home?

investigate

15

what is the first step to be taken when mold is identified?

remove moisture source

16

why should you NOT use bleach to clean a suspected mold area?

bleach does not kill mold, it only identifies it.

17

what is recommended to clean an area where mold has been identified?

Mold block

18

Describe the cleaning process

1. remove loose mold with wire brush

2. apply mold block

3. brush off mold

4. dry area

19

what is the required personal protective equipment that must be worn remediating a mold situation?

N-95 respirator, rubber gloves, googles, shoe covers, head covering, disposable clothing

20

what can you do to control moisture levels in homes that are under construction

cover up all materials that could get wet, get roof on asap, doors and windows closed, Grade property to house

21

what are we using as a guideline for identifying and remedying mod situation

EPA guidelines

22

what are the 5 best ways to deal with mold situations?

1. investigate

2. notify your PM

3. test for mold

4. remove mold

5. documentation

23

when must your division manager be informed of a mold situation?

when you notify the customer