Methods to Assess and Document Mold Contamination

Training | Mold & Moisture

Webinar date: May 8th, 2016

– These slides compliment the webinar on 5/8/2015

Voluntary Health and Housing Assessment
– a one page resource for tribes

Resident Education Materials

Stamp Out Mold in Your Home – one page flyer  with illustrated tips on ways to prevent mold

A Brief Guide to Mold,  Moisture, and Your Home from EPA

This guide provides information and guidance for homeowners and renters on how to clean up residential mold problems and how to prevent mold growth

Resident’s Guide to Surface Mold Cleanup from Tribal Healthy Homes Network

How to safety clean up surface mold and prevent it from coming back (combined with Stamp Out Mold in Your Home flyer)

Mold and Moisture Housing Policies

Mold and Mildew Policy from Tulalip Housing Department

This is an example of a tribal housing department policy outlining tenant obligations and guidelines to prevent mold growth and excess moisture.

Mold Guidance for Tenants and Landlords from the Northwest Clean Air Agency

This document is designed to eliminate the confusion that often exists between tenants and landlords on why mold problems start and how to safely clean them up when they do.  It includes simple guidance followed by detailed examples to help prevent the most common mold problems Northwest Clean Air Agency has observed.

Guidelines for Assessment and Safe Remediation of Mold Growth

Mold Remediation in Occupied Homes from Building Science Corporation

This article provides both general guidelines for mold remediation, as well as specific guidelines for the typical locations where mold is most often found in houses.

Mold in Housing Information for First Nations Residents – from Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation

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.

Guidelines on Mold Assessment and Remediation from New York City Department of Health

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.

Preventing and Cleaning Mold Growth: Fact Sheet for Building Managers from NYC Department of Health

A one page checklist for building managers on preventing mold growth, using size of the affected area to determine remediation team, proper steps for cleaning and remediating mold.

Mold Testing Research Report from Building Science Corporation

Although this article is titled “Mold Testing” it actually tells you why testing for mold is usually not needed.

Excerpt: 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.