Category: Mold

Preventing Mold in New and Existing Buildings Now Available on iBooks Store

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Preventing Mold in New and Existing Buildings Now Available on iBooks Store! Mold problems in buildings have gotten a lot of publicity for years now, and architects, engineers, contractors, and building owners have spent billions of dollars dealing with mold and moisture problems. Response efforts have been mainly reactive, many times brought about after someone gets sued. This book presents architects, engineers, contractors, and building owners with concepts and tools…

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Do You Have a Proactive Moisture and Indoor Air Quality Management Plan?

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Do You Have a Proactive Moisture and Indoor Air Quality Management Plan? Responding to moisture, mold and indoor air quality problems is faster and easier when contingency plans to deal with them are already in place. Unfortunately, most building owners and operators are in a reactive mode when it comes to handling moisture, mold and indoor air quality issues. Proactive Moisture and Indoor Air Quality Management Plans involve finding potential…

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What Do You Do When Flood Recovery Leads to Discovery of Hidden Mold?

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What Do You Do When Flood Recovery Leads to Discovery of Hidden Mold? The Great Flood of 2016 sure has complicated things. I know that’s not exactly news – that applies to every day life things like having to find temporary housing while figuring out how to repair homes and businesses, or whether or not to sell homes as-is and start over, handle insurance claims – you name it. And…

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Spring Training is Here – Mold Problems & Major League Baseball Will Soon Follow

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Spring Training is Here – Mold Problems & Major League Baseball Will Soon Follow Mold problems and Major League Baseball are coming back! Major League Baseball teams will start Spring Training workouts this week. If you’ve read The World’s Most Interesting Engineer, you know I have two recurring themes when I write about mold. The first is recurrence. Mold problems often return if we only clean up the mold and do not correct…

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Matt Risinger Interviews Wynn White About Mold

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Matt Risinger Interviews Wynn White While attending this summer’s Building Science Corporation Summer Camp, Matt Risinger interviewed Wynn about mold. For those of you who don’t know Matt, he’s a custom builder from Austin, and his projects range from complex renovations to custom building. His project approach is simple – do it right, the first time, with the right materials. He’s fun to hang around with and has some terrific…

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Mold Certificates and the Baton Rouge Flood of 2016

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Mold Certificates and the Baton Rouge Flood of 2016 The Baton Rouge Flood of 2016, now called by some as “The Great Flood of 2016” certainly left a mess. Mold problems as a result are a hot topic – and rightly so. There are a lot of good contractors and consultants out there helping with projects. But there are some who are taking advantage of the situation. I’ve seen advertisements…

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Respecting Your Elders – Especially When it Comes to Building Science

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Respecting Your Elders – Especially When it Comes to Building Science How many times has someone (usually older than you) told you to respect your elders? Probably more than a few. And if you’re like me, you probably rolled your eyes plenty of times because you were a young know it all who didn’t need any help or the benefit of experience shared by an older person. This post got…

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Environmental Response Work and Baton Rouge Flood of 2016

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Environmental Response Work and Baton Rouge Flood of 2016 The Baton Rouge Flood of 2016, now called by some as “The Great Flood of 2016” certainly left a mess. Mold problems as a result are a hot topic – and rightly so. But there are plenty of other environmental problems awaiting homeowners, business owners, schools, and everyone else. Baton Rouge Flood recovery is going to take some time – response work,…

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Temporary Building Problems – A Permanent Reminder of a Temporary Feeling?

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Temporary Building Problems – A Permanent Reminder of a Temporary Feeling? The great musical sage Jimmy Buffet wrote a song called “Permanent Reminder of a Temporary Feeling”, an expression many of us like to use from time to time. Although the song tells a different story than something facilities and maintenance related, temporary buildings have become just that – a permanent reminder of a temporary feeling. In many cases, an…

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Spring Training is Here – Mold Problems & Major League Baseball Are Around the Corner

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Spring Training is Here – Mold Problems & Major League Baseball Are Around the Corner It’s that time of year again! Major league baseball teams have started Spring Training games. If you’ve read The World’s Most Interesting Engineer, you know I have two recurring themes when I write about mold. The first is, well, recurrence. Mold problems can come back if we only clean up the mold and do not correct…

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