In 1995, LOI Environmental & Demolition Services began mold remediation at Clackamas Community College. The work initially consisted of installing containments similar to the kind used in asbestos removal, because the concepts were similar for the control of airborne contaminants.
Through the course of this work, the project developed from a simple containment system to a complete interior and exterior negative pressure system, with dismantling and remediation work spanning five buildings on two campuses. Since then, we have performed hundreds of mold projects. We have built on our experience as an asbestos abatement contractor, performing approximately 300 Mold Remediation projects. The vast majority of this work was completed in concurrently occupied buildings, hospitals, schools, and shopping malls, with the adjacent areas either occupied by tenants or accessible to the public.
Additional info at: www.cdc.gov/mold
Frequently Asked Questions:
1How do I know it's Mold?
Mold can be many different colors. It may look furry, slimy, or powdery. Some mold has a musty, stale, or earthy odor.
2How does Mold grow?
Mold needs water and food. It can grow almost anywhere there is water, high humidity, or damp conditions. Mold grows faster in warm temperatures and high humidity.
3How are people exposed to Mold?
You can breathe in mold particles if mold is disturbed or damaged. You can also breathe in tiny spores (similar to seeds) that mold may release into the air.
4What are the health effects of Mold?
Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects, or none at all. Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, molds can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. People with mold allergies may have more severe reactions. Immune-compromised people and people with chronic lung illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may get serious infections in their lungs when they are exposed to mold. These people should stay away from areas that are likely to have mold, such as compost piles, cut grass, and wooded areas.