My clients are surprised when I show them mold on walls, ceilings, windows and doors in their homes that they had no idea was even in their houses.
This 94-page book, Walls, Windows, & Doors, is part five of the book series Do-It-Yourself Mold Inspection. You simply won’t find a better set of instructions for locating and dealing with mold contamination in homes. The instructions and investigation photos in this book will show you exactly how to inspect for mold on walls, windows, and doors for the subtle evidence of hidden mold growth and related moisture concerns. Whether mold on walls, windows, and doors is readily visible or difficult to see, this book will also explain why it is there and strategies to prevent it from returning.
Each of the books in the Do-It-Yourself Mold Inspection series should only be read after reading Part One: Know Your Enemy and Part Two: Hidden Moisture Sources. Those two books are critical to understanding each of the mold inspection books that cover specific areas around homes.
The knowledge you receive from these books will save you a lot of money, protect your home, guard your health, and ensure you are not taken advantage of by mold scammers. Everyone who lives or works indoors needs to read these books.
After you have finished inspecting your home you’ll likely want to read Do-It-Yourself Mold Cleaning & Prevention to ensure areas of mold growth are remediated correctly and you do not accidentally spread mold further throughout your home. This book explains your options for effective household solutions that kill mold. It contains photographs from field investigations to help you understand safe cleaning strategies before you begin so you will not risk your health or spread mold. The book will also let you know when it is in your best interest to hire a professional and how to go about that.
If you have not read it yet, you will also benefit from my gift book 6 Steps to Healthy Indoor Air. It is the perfect introduction to the actual causes of and practical solutions for poor indoor air quality that results in headaches, spread of viruses, learning disabilities, memory loss, insomnia, respiratory disorders, allergies, and asthma. You can download it free here at IndoorAir.com.
Table of Contents
|Why trust the author?||4|
|Sharing this book||10|
|Mold inspection book series||11|
|Gypsum wallboard ceilings||15|
|Two sides of a wall||21|
|Cool wall surfaces||21|
|Wood paneled walls||32|
|Gypsum wallboard walls||39|
|Heavily contaminated wallboard||41|
|Seepage and flooding||45|
|Wall access holes||50|
|Window water leakage||51|
|Screen condensation and mold||56|
|Window sash mold||59|
|Hidden areas around windows||61|
|Window abutment materials||69|
|Storm window weep holes||70|
|Door air leakage||73|
|Door water leakage||81|