Mold growth is a risk in all cases of water damage because moisture is the main trigger of mold growth indoors. In fact, areas affected by water damage are at risk for mold growth within 24-48 hours of the damage occurring.
It’s important to do regular mold inspections around your laundry room to catch problems early, before they have a chance to cause damage.
One of the problems with wallpaper is that it can easily hide any and all toxic molds that may be growing where we can’t see. Most wallpaper acts as a vapor barrier, trapping moisture behind it and in combination with the organic wallpaper paste, provides the perfect conditions for prolific toxic mold growth.
InstaScope – a portable Wideband Integrated Bioaerosol Sensor (WIBS). The key feature of InstaScope is its ability to detect mold in real-time. For the first time, mold can be detected within a wall cavity, flooring system, HVAC or ceiling without the need for invasive cutting or demolition. Further, results are presented within minutes instead of days allowing property managers and decision makers to take action immediately and without delay.