Flashcards in Mold Deck (23)
What is mold?
fungi which grows on wet material
what types of problems can mold create?
dangerous to your health
what is considered an elevated level of mold in a given area?
any area over 10 sq feet
what are the four elements that must be president for mold to grow?
moisture, oxygen, organic food source, temperature
of the four elements, which can we control?
what are the steps that NVR has instituted to identify mold conditions?
1. dab area with chlorine bleach
2. if the color changes the stain is likely organic and probably mold.
how many times do we inspect a house for mold?
2. prior to close in
3. prior settlement
What should you look for during the frame check mold inspection?
check for visual or odor of mold
what should you look for during the Prior to close-in mold inspection?
visual signs or musty odors at insulation, lumber, leaks
what should you look for during the NHO mold inspection?
visual signs or musty odors
what do we do with the prior-to-setlement and post-settlement check lists after completion?
store in customer file
what must be installed before the insulation and drywall install?
Name 5 areas of a home that mold has been identified in the past
drywall, insulation, countertops, concrete, lumber
what do you do if a home owner calls and tells you they have mold in their home?
what is the first step to be taken when mold is identified?
remove moisture source
why should you NOT use bleach to clean a suspected mold area?
bleach does not kill mold, it only identifies it.
what is recommended to clean an area where mold has been identified?
Describe the cleaning process
1. remove loose mold with wire brush
2. apply mold block
3. brush off mold
4. dry area
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
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
what are we using as a guideline for identifying and remedying mod situation
what are the 5 best ways to deal with mold situations?
2. notify your PM
3. test for mold
4. remove mold