Danger in the Damp – Dealing with Mold

Course Number: BD-4027
Credit: 4 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Paul F. Spite, R.A.
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Overview

In Danger in the Damp – Dealing with Mold, you'll learn ...

  • The proper terminology for entrapped water problems
  • Where mold occurs
  • How to treat water damage
  • Solving mold growth once found

Overview

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Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 91 pages

Despite our best efforts to keep it out, water has found its way inside the building. This course examines the question of what to do next, since abandoning the structure to its eventual collapse is not usually an option.

The material briefly examines the design and construction methods of systems designed to withstand water penetration. An understanding of these systems gives us a starting point in finding sources of intrusion, and a starting point for how to best repair them and prevent further damage. Sealing a failed envelope is the first step in remediation. Otherwise, the appearance of mold will likely be the next step in rendering our damaged buildings uninhabitable.

Once the source of the problem has been addressed, steps can be taken to reclaim full use of the built environment. Assessment of moisture damage must be done next to determine the best remediation approach and prioritize steps toward repair or replacement of damaged components. Immediate and critical remedies are examined, as well as those which can be addressed after a couple of days have passed. Lastly, any resulting mold growth must be eliminated, and steps are taken to prevent its recurrence.

Because of its power and the many ways water finds to enter our buildings, water intrusion with accompanying mold growth is one of the most discouraging building maintenance issues to address. However, we have enough accumulated experience from past battles to handle it far better moving forward.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The terminology used to discuss how entrapped water creates problems for building users
  • Measures to retard the infiltration of moisture into built environments
  • Where and why mold growth occurs
  • Testing and inspection to find water damage
  • Systems and procedures to inventory moisture damage following an intrusion
  • Immediate and secondary actions steps to take following water intrusion
  • Indoor air quality issues and how to identify them
  • How to deal with mold growth, once it is discovered

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 40 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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