Mold During New Construction
As odd as is sounds, we have found mold in numerous new construction of homes. Wood is a natural food source for mold. When the mold is stacked, shipped, and laying out on the worksite; it can have mold growing before the construction begins. Wood can literally be exposed to natural elements for months before used to build a home.
Construction be done during seasonal rain and high humidity. Once closed in, the house does not have air control; so it can foster mold growth that is already happening on the wood. Most constriction companies do not worry about this as they feel the mold will not spread once closed in.
While it is true that the mold on new wood is likely not a concern as it will be dry, and mold needs water to grow; if there is a leak in the future, mold will rebound with a fury. A small leak in the roof, around a window or fireplace, around the foundation, or a pipe leak will be all the dormant mold needs to start. Leaks take time to evolve, so the mold problem can be a long-neglected problem.
Plainfield Mold Remediation has seen numerous unlikely mold problems that seem to be hard to determine the cause. Several times, we have seen mold in areas that was likely caused by mold on wood during construction. So, some homes have a built-in mold problem that might blossom into a big problem years later.
It is true that the moldy wood is unlikely to cause a mold issue, but the unknown is if there will be a time when the house is vacant and there is no air conditioning, a pipe starts to sweat or leak, or a window allows in small amounts of water with each rainstorm.
Plainfield Mold Remediation offers a new construction treatment that kills mold in the structure before the drywall goes in. The process also leaves a mildewstat that inhibits mold for as long as ten years.