In recent years, advances in construction technologies
emphasizing energy conservation have resulted in tightly sealed
and insulated buildings. As a result, the indoor air quality
(IAQ) management of these types of buildings has become a
top environmental concern. Increased public awareness of potential
health risks and its attendant liabilities have compelled
property owners to address IAQ problems and their causes.
One problem facing property owners is moisture infiltration,
which can cause mold growth. As such, a need for professional
expertise when dealing with moisture infiltration has developed.
Mold and moisture causes billions of dollars
of reported damage to building envelopes each year. Mold and
moisture-related damage not only reduces the service life
of buildings, but also influences the indoor air quality,
the health and safety of the inhabitants, and the energy efficiency
of walls, roofs and foundations. If all these additional influences
are included in the estimate of actual damage, several tens
of billions of dollars in losses may be attributed to mold
and moisture related damage in buildings every year. Effective
moisture control in the building envelope is essential if
acceptable service life is to be achieved for the built environment.
Therefore, implementation of proper preventive maintenance
and in-house procedures is essential in addressing the moisture
Moisture & IAQ Solutions, Inc. can assess
your property for mold due to water infiltration.