A guide for First Nations communities on how to recognize when there is a mold problem in a house and what to do about it. The guide explains what mold is and why it is a concern, provides tips on how to find out if a house has mold, and offers advice on how to prevent mold and moisture from growing indoors. It includes a checklist for finding and removing mold throughout the house.
If you see mold or you smell mold you have mold. You do not need to test for mold if you see it or smell it. Knowing the type of mold does not change the way you respond. All mold should be treated the same way. It should be removed without exposing people to lots of mold spores or fragments and the underlying moisture problem causing the mold should be fixed. Knowing the species (type) of mold does not affect what must be done to correct the moisture problem or to safely clean up the mold.
Comprehensive guidelines addressing assessment and remediation of mold growth on structural materials in commercial, school, and residential buildings. This guide is intended for housing and maintenance staff. In depth topics covered include assessment, safe remediation procedures, worker training, and an appendix on health effects of mold in indoor spaces.