The following areas, systems, or components had visible mold growth, the presence of moisture or moisture intrusion, and/or conditions that are conducive to mold growth:
Flooding of basement at Bedroom window well was observed. elevated moisture levels at window well drywall and baseboards in basement bedrooms. The carpet and padding had been pulled up in areas and much of the padding had been removed.
The carpet has dried too some extent.
A qualified mold mitigation contractor should evaluate further and repair or replace as necessary and according to current standards.
Quantity and concentration of “other” spore types:
Basement : 149 – Elevated low –
This score indicates the likelihood that other types of mold present in the indoor sample originated from indoor sources. This score includes a heterogeneous group of genera that are not covered by any of the scores discussed above, and so it is difficult to make generalizations about this group. Molds in the “other” category are generally found outdoors in moderate numbers, and are therefore not considered markers of indoor growth. They are frequently found indoors but in lower numbers compared to Cladosporium and Penicillium/Aspergillus spores.
The most common types of mold in the “Other” category is smuts, periconia, and myxomycetes. The spores of smuts, periconia, and myxomycetes look similar and cannot generally be distinguished by spore trap analysis. Smuts are plant pathogens and are not likely to be on indoor surfaces. Periconia is rarely found growing indoors. However, myxomycetes, the spores of which look similar, can occasionally grow indoors. Because there is a small probability of indoor sources, these spore types are indicated in the “other” spore types category. False positives may result if the spores are smuts, not myxomycetes.
We recommend that you consult with an EPA certified mold mitigation company if you are not familiar with how to locate and safely remove mold growth or how to identify and correct moisture problems that may exist.
Recommend contacting a qualified mold mitigation company for further evaluation of the moderate or high levels of “Other” spore types that were identified in the air sample that was taken at the time of the inspection. A recommendation for a local company is Spectrum Cleaning and Restoration at 720-316-6850.